British radio presenter Tim Gough, 55, died suddenly from a suspected heart attack while hosting the GenX Radio Suffolk breakfast show on Monday. He have been broadcasting from a studio at his home at the time, in Lackford. The Suffolk-raised broadcaster was playing music on his show. Music suddenly stopped. “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,” the station said.
The Virgin Radio UK presenter Amy Voce 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 and we always kept in touch, and if it wasn’t for him I might not be in radio.” “Such sad news. When I was at Smooth Radio Nottingham he took me under his wing, super-caring and all-round lovely man. What an awful shock,” Gaynor Marshall, an executive producer for BBC radio said. GenX Radio Suffolk launched earlier this year. Gough’s career in radio started nearly four decades ago at Ipswich’s Radio Orwell in 1986. He also worked at stations including as Smooth Radio and Saxon Radio. Mr Gough went on to work as a presenter and programme controller in the East Midlands in the 1990s and 2000s at radio stations including Trent FM, Leicester Sound, Saga Radio and Smooth Radio.