British radio presenter Tim Gough dies during breakfast show

British radio presenter Tim Gough of Suffolk’s Gen X Radio passed away while hosting the Breakfast show from his home studio this week. 

The 55-year-old suffered a heart attack at 7:50am BST on Monday morning when the music suddenly stopped on the broadcast before suddenly starting again minutes later.

The station released a statement shortly after saying, “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 while presenting his programme.

Our love to his family, son, sister, brother and mum. Tim was doing what he loved. He was 55 years old.”

Gough began his radio career in 1986 and had come out of retirement after ten years to host the breakfast show he was broadcasting at the time of the event. 

Managing director of Gen X Radio, James Hazell, was heartbroken to hear the news.

To know Tim personally, as I did very closely for over 30 years, was to know a warm, caring, fun guy who myself and my family loved dearly. We are heartbroken by the news.

I know his family are enormously comforted by the hundreds of loving messages that have been received and have asked for privacy at this devastating time.”

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