Legendary comedian and singer Geraldine Doyle dies aged 76 following long battle with cancer

Irish-born legendary comedian and singer Geraldine Doyle died peacefully aged 76 at her home on May 29, following a long battle with cancer.

Following her initial cancer diagnosis in 2009, the disease tragically returned seven years ago.

A staunch advocate of Dying With Dignity, Doyle chose to end her suffering with the assistance of Voluntary Assisted Dying.

Born in 1948, Doyle grew up in a large Catholic family in Dublin alongside her famous brother, Irish folk singer Danny Doyle.

She initially gained recognition as a singer before emigrating to Australia with her husband and son in the early 1970s. 

Beloved comedian and singer Geraldine Doyle died peacefully aged 76 at her home on May 29, following a long battle with cancer  

In Australia, Doyle quickly established herself as a quick-witted comic, becoming a beloved fixture on television with regular appearances on The Mike Walsh Show, Midday with Ray Martin, and the Kerri-Anne Kennerley Show. 

Her sharp humour and engaging stage presence earned her seven Australian Entertainment Mo Awards, including ‘Best Stand-up Comic in Australia’ in the first year both male and female comics competed for the title.

She had previously won awards for Best Female Comic and Best Versatile Performer. 

Doyle also made history as the first female to host ‘The Annual Premier’s Concert’ at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. 

In Australia, Doyle quickly established herself as a quick-witted comic, becoming a beloved fixture on television with regular appearances on The Mike Walsh Show, Midday with Ray Martin, and the Kerri-Anne Kennerley Show

In Australia, Doyle quickly established herself as a quick-witted comic, becoming a beloved fixture on television with regular appearances on The Mike Walsh Show, Midday with Ray Martin, and the Kerri-Anne Kennerley Show 

In 1987, she was the focus of an ABC special titled ‘Funny Job For A Woman,’ part of their A Big Country TV series.

Doyle’s career was marked by extensive tours across Australia, the US, and Canada, as well as headlining performances on cruise ships. 

In 1990, Doyle published a book titled You Wouldn’t Read About It!, a collection of stories and anecdotes from her vibrant career. 

The performer was married to husband Paddy Fitzpatrick, who was also her manager for close to 50 years.

A staunch advocate of Dying With Dignity, Doyle chose to end her suffering with the assistance of Voluntary Assisted Dying

A staunch advocate of Dying With Dignity, Doyle chose to end her suffering with the assistance of Voluntary Assisted Dying 

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