Eddie McGuire is mourning the death of mother Bridie, announcing the news on Melbourne radio on Tuesday.
Bridie McGuire died on Monday night, just days after McGuire’s Triple M co-host Luke Darcy lost his father.
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McGuire played ‘Everything I Own’ by Rod Stewart in honour of his mother.
“Human interaction, that connection, is a pretty big part of living isn’t it,’’ Darcy said on Triple M Hot Breakfast on Tuesday.
“We’re finding that out in a big way. Ed, thinking of you and your whole family, challenging times for everyone.
“We’ve covered a bit of ground Ed, over the journey of the Hot Breakfast, from kids being born and all sorts of milestones and tragically the other side of life.
“I lost my dad on Saturday and feeling for you mate, with the passing of your mum and I know how much she meant to you and the whole family.
“And the passing of your dad a few years ago and hearing the great stories about Ed Snr as well.”
McGuire thanked those who had sent well-wishes to himself and Darcy.
“Thanks to everybody for the well wishes to both Darce and I over the last couple of days,” he said.
“It’s been a tough couple of days for us Darce, but everyone is going through it and I think the message both of us were trying to get out, is (we’re) not looking for any sympathy in tough times in our personal lives, but more so just to share that we’re all going through different times and we’re all going through it together and we all support each other.”
Eddie McGuire’s fond memories of parents
McGuire has now lost both parents after Edward Sr died in 2011 at the age of 94.
Edward and Bridie migrated to Australia in 1958 from Scotland and Ireland respectively, settling in Melbourne.
“When he was 12 years of age, he started in the coal mines. And then his career break was World War II, before coming out to Australia,” McGuire told the Herald Sun in 2018.
“Mum lived on a farm in Roscommon in Ireland, in a place called Boyle. It was almost Third World when you look back on it, but that was life in rural Ireland and that was life in the coal mines of Glasgow.
“They are very intelligent people, and they really made the most of the time they spent in school.
“They read extensively, and for them education was their passion and education for their kids was really what it was all about.
“As Dad says, when they felt the warmth on their back in Australia, they realised what an opportunity Australia presented for them and their family.”