BBC radio presented Dom Busby has died after a short illness.
The Yorkshire presenter worked at the BBC for more than 30 years across many local radio stations, and more recently BBC Sport and BBC Radio 5 Live.
Busby started his BBC career at BBC Radio York and executive editor Martyn Weston paid tribute to the “proud Yorkshireman”.
Weston said: “He started his career here in 1988 and has been part of our radio family ever since. His energy in the newsroom and his passion for radio were infectious. We will be forever grateful for his unique talents, his special voice, and the connection he had with listeners.”
Stephen Fry said: “Terribly saddened by the news of Dom Busby’s death. I had the honour of teaching him (and his rascally brothers) many, many years ago. He was as delightful, bubbly, charming and smart then as he was throughout his career.”
Colin Patterson said: “Dom was a great broadcaster and a brilliant man. He loved sport and radio so had the perfect job.
“You could hear the excitement in his voice when he was reading the sports news on air. He had a long and successful career at the BBC – 30 years at many of our local radio stations, and for the past 10 of those years he also worked for BBC Sport.
“He will be much missed by his colleagues and listeners to BBC radio. Our thoughts are with his family at this terrible time.”
Busby was aged just 53 years old, no further details have been given as to the cause of death.
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