Gerry Robinson Obituary – Death: Sir Gerry Robinson, an Irish-born businessman and former head of Granada Television, is said to have died today at Letterkenny University Hospital in the Republic of Ireland. He was 72 years old at the time. Details surrounding his death is unknown at the time of this report.
Robinson was born in the Donegal town of Dunfanghy in 1948. With his family, he relocated to Ireland from England. After purchasing Oakfield Park House in Raphoe in 2006, he returned to County Donegal.
RIP Sir Gerry Robinson, who time and again disproved John Cleese’s hateful, snobbish comment, which in a dozen words encapsulated what was so badly wrong with the Oxbridge domination of radio and TV … Businessman and broadcaster dies aged 72 – BBC News
— Jim Hawkins (he/him) 🧡 (@jimallthetime) October 14, 2021
Sir Gerry Robinson was noted for his aggressive approach, and after switching political allegiances, he became a donor to Tony Blair’s New Labour.
Sir Gerry Robinson, chief executive of Granada during its most active period, founder of Compass Roadside and former Chairman of Moto, has died aged 72
— Motorway Services Online (@mwayservices) October 14, 2021
Sad news about Sir Gerry, remember with much admiration his documentary about how to fix the NHS – he really inspired staff and showed great courage and leadership. Great man indeed.
BBC News – Sir Gerry Robinson: Businessman and broadcaster dies aged 72
— Graeme Wilson (@graeme_i_wilson) October 14, 2021
I vividly remember his ‘I’ll show you who’s Boss’ series. A great listener, who got to the core of the business problems featured and empowered individuals to be part of the solution. #RIP Sir Gerry Robinson
— Chris Wayman (@staffswayman) October 14, 2021
Very sad news about the passing of Sir Gerry Robinson. I had the privilege of knowing Gerry more than 20-years-ago when together we formed the Friends of Omagh, London. Gerry’s guest list for lunch with Tony Blair was so good that…
— ChrisMcGaleM$I (@ChrisMcGaleMDI) October 14, 2021
RIP Gerry, a true gent.
Sir Gerry Robinson: Businessman and broadcaster dies aged 72
— Becky P Rooney (@beckyprooney) October 14, 2021