This is very hard news. A fine gentleman and entertainer. I had the opportunity to speak with him at several of his shows and he was a wonderful interview.
I mentioned in the get well thread that his version of "Lili Marlene" was the most poignant I'd heard - find it if you can.
He leaves daughter Aoife and son Finbarr, both fine musicians, and capable bearers of the torch.
A sad, sad day, but we will remember him well.
But since it falls unto my lot,
That I should rise and you should not,
I'll gently rise and softly call,
Good night, and joy be with you all.
......."The Parting Glass"