A popular British radio host has suffered a “sudden heart attack” and died on air in the middle of his morning show.
55-year-old Tim Gough was hosting the GenX Radio Suffolk morning show when he sustained an unexpected fatal heart failure, a press release says.
Emergency services rushed to respond to the medical incident but Gough was pronounced dead on arrival just before 8 am local time, according to the report.
“Tim was doing what he loved” when he died, GenX Radio Suffolk shared of its colleague in a statement.
“The entire GenX Radio family are shocked and devastated beyond words.”
“Tim was a hugely experienced and highly talented broadcaster with an army of fans for his daily show,” the statement continued.
“He is a very sad loss to radio and the county of Suffolk.”
Gough began his radio career at Radio Orwell in 1986.
He had been working at GenX Radio Suffolk for more than three decades.
“Tim has been on the radio since the 80s and had come out of radio retirement to fully involve himself in our project from the beginning, to bring local commercial radio back to his beloved Suffolk, and was hugely excited for our DAB launch at the end of the month,” James Hazell, Managing Director of GenX Radio Suffolk said.
“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.”
The press release noted that Gough is survived by his mother, brother, sister, and son.
The broadcaster’s death is just the latest in a long line of disturbing reports of sudden deaths.
It comes just weeks after 41-year-old recording artist Mikaben died on stage during a performance in France.
He walked across the stage, suddenly collapsed, and died.
His death was also suspected to be the result of sudden cardiac arrest.
Slay News also recently reported on the death of talented 17-year-old singer Daniel Moshi, who died suddenly after collapsing on stage at an all-state choir event.
He was performing at the All-State Honors Show Choir for the Illinois American Choral Directors Association at Naperville North High School when he suddenly collapsed and was later pronounced dead.
Moshi’s family said the teen had not been feeling well but were shocked at what happened.
And just last week, an 18-year-old football star was also found dead after dying suddenly.
The body of Mississippi State University player Samuel Westmoreland was found at the Blackjack Missionary Baptist Church last Wednesday, just two days before his 19th birthday.