Hundreds gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of broadcaster Kevin Black at his funeral in Auckland this afternoon.
The 69-year-old died suddenly at his Auckland home last week, just days before his 70th birthday, after a suspected heart attack.
Family, friends and well-known radio personalities attended the service at St Patrick's Cathedral in Auckland city.
Monsignor Bernard Kiely told the congregation they were there to celebrate "the life and legacy of a truly remarkable man".
Black was once the highest paid private radio DJ in the country before retiring in 2009.
He spent more than 30 years behind the decks at a number of stations including Hauraki, ZM, Newstalk ZB, Solid Gold and the Sound.
He left Hauraki, which he was perhaps most famously remembered for, to start his own station - 89FM - in the 1980s.
Industry accolades included recognition for Outstanding Contribution to Radio at the 2000 NZ Radio Awards, and the special award for Services to Broadcasting in 2010.
- with Newstalk ZB