If you are a fan of Eurovision then this will be very sad news. Anita Notaro was the tour de force responsible for directing the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993 from Millstreet in Ireland.
The 1993 contest was brought from the small village of Millstreet in County Cork and was a directing challenge for Anita Notaro but she confounded all the critics and made it one of the most memorable Eurovision’s in the contest’s history.
Anita worked as a highly successful Director with RTE (Irish National Broadcaster) for 18 years where she directed many programmes from The National Political Election coverage to The Eurovision Song Contest to Ireland’s most watched Soap Opera ‘Fair City’.
She left RTE to pursue her other passion of writing and penned 6 novels to critical and massive success winning countless awards along the way.
She battled breast cancer in 2005 before being diagnosed with front-temporal dementia in 2011. Anita sadly passed away yesterday as she is survived by her husband Gerry McGuinness.
We here at Eurovision Ireland extend our deepest condolences to Anita’s family. She will be deeply missed but certainly not forgotten.
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Independent