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Allyson Hennessy Has Died
Posted: Sunday, May 8, 2011

Allyson Hennessy
Allyson Hennessy

Veteran television presenter Allyson Hennessy died last night, Saturday 7th May, 2011, after falling ill last April. Although her family never revealed the exact nature of her illness they stated that she succumbed to Sepsis and Septic shock.

Mrs. Hennessy spent her last days at the St. Clair Medical Centre and died despite word last week that she was showing signs of recovery.

Allyson started her career as a media presenter in the 1970s replacing presenter Melina Scott at the Trinidad and Tobago Television station. She also hosted her own popular cooking show and later moved on to the popular Community Dateline programme.

During the 1980's she mastered her cooking craft at the Le Cordon Bleu Restaurant School of cookery in London which was where she met radio broadcaster Emmett Hennessy. While in London, she also roomed with iconic Trinidad and Tobago fashion designer, Meiling.

Hennessy was also a renowned restaurateur with her family restaurant Veni Mange so named by her close friend and fellow media personality Holly Betaudaeir in 1980.

Hennessy received many accolades during her longstanding career and was recently honoured by the Trinidad and Tobago Publishers and Broadcasters Association for her contribution to television in Trinidad and Tobago in 2009.

She leaves behind her husband Emmett, her mother Theresa La Roche and her sisters Judy O’Conner, Rosemarie Hezekiah and Sheila Besson. She was 63.

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