There have been many recent deaths of talented members of the entertainment industry. Tim Gough, of GenX Radio Suffolk in England, died after his live broadcast Monday morning. The cause of death has not yet been released but it is believed that he was found dead on the floor of his home during a show.
People who worked with a radio host who died while on the air have called him a “dear friend” and an “all-around lovely man.”
Tim Gough, who was 55 years old, died suddenly while hosting the morning show on GenX Radio Suffolk on Monday. At the time, people thought that Gough was broadcasting from a studio in his home.
The station said, “It’s with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that our dear friend and breakfast host Tim Gough died this morning while doing his show.”
“We love his son, his sister, his brother, and his mother. Tim was doing what made him happy. He had turned 55.”
The station’s owner, James Hazell, said, “You may have heard me say today, when I was upset, that I wasn’t sure about GenX’s future after hearing about Tim’s death. Well, I am now… because I got so many sweet messages.
“Tim helped make GenX Radio, and I won’t let all of his hard work go to waste. We’re going to make a radio station that Suffolk can be proud of and is the best we can make. It will be Tim’s lasting work.”
Amy Voce, who works for Virgin Radio UK, said, “I’m so sad to hear this about Tim. When I was 18, he was my first boss in radio at Leicester Sound. He was so great. I have the best memories of him, and we were always in touch. If it weren’t for him, I might not be on the radio.”
Executive producer for BBC radio Gaynor Marshall added, “Such sad news. When I worked at Smooth Radio Nottingham, he took me under his wing. He is a very caring and nice person in general. What a terrible surprise!”
Gough grew up in a village near Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk. In 1986, he started working as a radio host at Radio Orwell. He went on to host the morning show on Saxon Radio, SGR-FM, Smooth Radio, and other stations in the East Midlands.
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