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Radio DJ dies live on air while presenting breakfast show

Jess Hardiman

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Radio DJ dies live on air while presenting breakfast show

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/GenX Radio Suffolk

A 55-year-old radio DJ has passed away while presenting a live show, his station confirmed.

Tim Gough, who worked as a radio DJ for GenX Radio Suffolk, was an hour into his broadcast when the music stopped midway through a track.

While the music eventually resumed a few minutes later, Gough did not return, with GenX Radio Suffolk later confirming he had 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 program.

"Our love to his family, son, sister, brother and mum.

"Tim was doing what he loved. He was 55 years old."

The statement added: "RIP buddy."

His station confirmed the sad news on Twitter. Credit: Twitter
His station confirmed the sad news on Twitter. Credit: Twitter

Tributes have been pouring in from 'heartbroken' friends and colleagues, who described Gough as a 'beautiful soul'.

Journalist Steph Miskin tweeted: "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."

Fellow radio presenter Jason King said: "Tim was one of the kindest people I knew. A real privilege to have called him a good friend for over twenty years. Thoughts with Isaac and family, gone way to soon."

In another tweet, he added: "Heartbroken today. A phone call just after midday confirmed the news that none of us could have expected @Tim_Gough is no longer with us. A beautiful human, gentleman and father. Sleep well my friend, it’s been a privilege to call you a friend."

Tim Gough. Credit: Facebook/GenX Radio Suffolk
Tim Gough. Credit: Facebook/GenX Radio Suffolk

Radio presenter and former colleague Stephen Foster wrote: "My deepest sympathies to Tim’s family and friends. It’s a long time since we worked together but I’ll always hold dear our constant banter in the days of Orwell and Saxon.

"I am so sad to hear of his sudden death. RIP Tim."

Virgin Radio host Amy Voce also paid her respects to her 'first ever boss', having previously worked with Gough when she was a teenager.

She 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…"

As per BBC News, Gough had come out of retirement to present the GenX breakfast show, going back on air for the first time in a decade earlier this year.

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Jess Hardiman
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