BBC broadcaster and journalist George Alagiah passed away at age 67.

George Alagiah, one of the BBC’s longest-serving and most respected journalists, has died at 67, nine years after being diagnosed with cancer.

A statement from his agent said he “died peacefully today, surrounded by his family and loved ones”.

“George was deeply loved by everybody who knew him, whether it was a friend, a colleague or a member of the public.

“He simply was a wonderful human being. My thoughts are with Fran, the boys and his wider family,” she said.

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