Radio DJ dies while presenting breakfast show live on air

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A radio DJ passed away while presenting his breakfast show, a spokesperson for his station has confirmed.

GenX Radio Suffolk confirmed Tim Gough, 55, died on Monday morning (October 24).

The station wrote on Twitter: "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 program. Our love to his family, son, sister, brother and mum. Tim was doing what he loved. He was 55 years old. RIB buddy."

As reported by The Mirror, Gough was about an hour into his program when the music came to a halt midway through a track. But when the music started up again some minutes later, the presenter did not return to his show.

Gough is believed to have been presenting from a studio at his home when he died, according to Sky News.

A number of fellow radio broadcasters have since taken to social media to pay tribute to Gough.

Broadcaster Steph Miskin wrote: "Tim had so much love for his friends and family. You couldn't meet a nicer man than Tim. A beautiful soul who we miss so very much."

Virgin Radio presenter Amy Voce wrote on Twitter: "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 and we always kept in touch and if it wasn’t for him I might not be in radio… #timgough."

Fellow GenX presenter Mark Eley shared a lengthy tribute on his Facebook account, writing: "Today is such a very sad day! A son, a brother, and a dear friend and colleague from the GenX Radio Suffolk family has been taken from us far too soon!

"The very talented Tim Gough from our Breakfast show sadly passed away this morning whilst doing what he loved most. Tim leaves behind a huge hole which is impossible to fill and we are all in shock.

"Thinking of My whole team today, Who are more than a team… they are a radio family I had not known Tim all that long really brought together by the birth of GenX Radio Suffolk, and in the short time I have known him, it is clear to see his talent and passion for radio and the knowledge and support that he has shown to others is huge.. I have learnt so much from Tim.

"Today is indeed a very sad day for radio and everybody that was lucky enough to know Tim. My thoughts are with you all as we come to terms with this huge shock. I speak for everybody at Gen X Radio Suffolk when I say thank you for all your kind messages and outpouring of love and support I know the team we really appreciate it. Rest in Peace Tim and thank you for everything."

Per the East Anglian Daily Times, Gough is survived by his mother, brother, sister and son. Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.

Featured image credit: halil ibrahim kurucan / Alamy

Radio DJ dies while presenting breakfast show live on air

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By VT

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A radio DJ passed away while presenting his breakfast show, a spokesperson for his station has confirmed.

GenX Radio Suffolk confirmed Tim Gough, 55, died on Monday morning (October 24).

The station wrote on Twitter: "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 program. Our love to his family, son, sister, brother and mum. Tim was doing what he loved. He was 55 years old. RIB buddy."

As reported by The Mirror, Gough was about an hour into his program when the music came to a halt midway through a track. But when the music started up again some minutes later, the presenter did not return to his show.

Gough is believed to have been presenting from a studio at his home when he died, according to Sky News.

A number of fellow radio broadcasters have since taken to social media to pay tribute to Gough.

Broadcaster Steph Miskin wrote: "Tim had so much love for his friends and family. You couldn't meet a nicer man than Tim. A beautiful soul who we miss so very much."

Virgin Radio presenter Amy Voce wrote on Twitter: "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 and we always kept in touch and if it wasn’t for him I might not be in radio… #timgough."

Fellow GenX presenter Mark Eley shared a lengthy tribute on his Facebook account, writing: "Today is such a very sad day! A son, a brother, and a dear friend and colleague from the GenX Radio Suffolk family has been taken from us far too soon!

"The very talented Tim Gough from our Breakfast show sadly passed away this morning whilst doing what he loved most. Tim leaves behind a huge hole which is impossible to fill and we are all in shock.

"Thinking of My whole team today, Who are more than a team… they are a radio family I had not known Tim all that long really brought together by the birth of GenX Radio Suffolk, and in the short time I have known him, it is clear to see his talent and passion for radio and the knowledge and support that he has shown to others is huge.. I have learnt so much from Tim.

"Today is indeed a very sad day for radio and everybody that was lucky enough to know Tim. My thoughts are with you all as we come to terms with this huge shock. I speak for everybody at Gen X Radio Suffolk when I say thank you for all your kind messages and outpouring of love and support I know the team we really appreciate it. Rest in Peace Tim and thank you for everything."

Per the East Anglian Daily Times, Gough is survived by his mother, brother, sister and son. Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this time.

Featured image credit: halil ibrahim kurucan / Alamy