BBC Radio Suffolk star Simon Warr has died aged 65 after a battle with pancreatic and liver cancer. The broadcaster, who also starred in Channel 4’s That’ll Teach ‘Em, died while surrounded by his family this morning.
A statement on Simon’s Twitter page today reads: “It is with great sadness that I’ve been asked to let all Simon’s followers know that he passed away early this morning at the age of 65 after a short battle with pancreatic/liver cancer.
“He was surrounded by his family, as well as the love & prayers of his many friends.”
They added: “Simon’s family have asked me to thank everyone who sent him such kind messages of love, support & hope.
“Simon’s campaign for justice for the falsely accused will continue.”
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“It is a comfort to know that my book Presumed Guilty has been useful for so many who have faced this ordeal & for their families.
“There is still much work to do, but I’ll not be able to be part of it,” he continued, before signing off.
“I have greatly enjoyed tweeting & campaigning, as well as meeting some of you. Goodbye to you all, dear friends. Yours, Simon.”
Many of the broadcaster’s fans have paid a tribute to the late star on social media today.
Jeremy Vine tweeted: “I am very sad to hear this. Simon Warr brought huge energy to every appearance he made @BBCRadio2 and @JeremyVineOn5, and there were many.
“He had incredible zest and a passion for learning and debate.”
One Twitter user commented: “Very sad to hear, my love and sympathy go out to his family and friends.
“Oh noooo R.I.P Simon, really sad news God Bless you,” a second wrote.
A third penned: “So sad to hear this news. Love to all that knew him.”