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Tributes paid to UK radio presenter who died during breakfast show

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A local UK radio presenter who died on air has been described as a “dear friend” and “a lovely man in every way” by those who worked with him.

Tim Gough died suddenly, aged 55, while hosting the GenX Radio Suffolk breakfast show on Monday.

Mr. Gough is said to have been broadcasting from a studio to his home when he died.

The station said in a statement: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to inform you, our dear friend and breakfast host Tim Gough passed away this morning whilst presenting his programme. Our love to his family, son, sister, brother and mum. Tim was doing what he loved. He was 55 years old,” reported RTE.

According to RTE, station owner James Hazell added: “You may have heard me say today, in an emotional state, that I was not sure about the future of GenX in light of the devastating news of Tim’s death. Well I am now … because of the hundreds of loving messages. Tim was part of building GenX Radio and I will not allow his hard work to amount to nothing. We are going to create the best radio station we possibly can, that Suffolk is proud of. It will be Tim’s legacy.”

Virgin Radio UK presenter Amy Voce said: “Absolutely gutted to hear this news about Tim. He was my first ever boss in radio at Leicester Sound when I was 18 and was SO wonderful. I have the happiest of memories & we always kept in touch & if it wasn’t for him I might not be in radio…,” reports RTE.

BBC Radio Executive Producer Gaynor Marshall added: “Such sad news. When I was at Smooth Radio Nottingham he took me under his wing, super caring and all round lovely man. What an awful shock,” reported RTE.

Mr. Gough grew up in a village near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, and began his career as a journalist with Radio Orwell in 1986.

He then presented the breakfast show on Saxon Radio and SGR-FM, as well as appearing on Smooth Radio and various other radio stations in the East Midlands.

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