Canadian TV technical director Kevin Donoghue dies, age 55 years

The veteran mobile and studio production technician and Loyalist College instructor passed away at home due to complications related to a 2007 stroke, according to a family spokesman.

Veteran TV technical director Kevin Donoghue passed away on May 11, aged 55 years, due to complications from a stroke suffered in 2007.

A spokesman for Donoghue’s family said a memorial service will take place later this summer.

Donoghue’s credits a technical director in mobile and studio productions, mainly in Toronto, included Open Mike with Mike Bullard, Riverdale, Fraggle Rock, and Eric’s World.

In 2001, Donoghue began teaching TV production at Loyalist College in Belleville.

“He will be remembered for his quick, biting wit, his wicked sense of humor, his talent, his patience as a teacher, and his great love of music and animals,” Michael McNamara, a co-founder and partner at Markham Street Films, said of Donoghue.

Donoghue is survived by his daughter, Caitlin McNamara.