March 8, 2024

BBC Journalist Dies From Brain Aneurysm During Run

A journalist for BBC Scotland passed away at the age of 32 after suffering a brain aneurysm.

Nick Sheridan collapsed while jogging and was placed in an induced coma by doctors, The Telegraph reported. He died Wednesday night, more than a week after collapsing, surrounded by his family, according to friends.

BBC Scotland head of news Gary Smith paid tribute to Sheridan, describing him as "a hugely talented journalist, presenter, and author" in a statement released Thursday morning.

"He was a hugely talented journalist, presenter, and author—and one of those rare people who light up the lives of everyone around them. Funny, clever, kind. A lovely man,” Smith said.

“Our hearts go out to his parents, who have been with him over the past ten days, to his partner, Lewis, and to all the rest of his family and friends.”

First Minister Humza Yousaf also honored Sheridan during his weekly question session in the Scottish Parliament, describing him as "an extremely talented journalist and author" who will be greatly missed.

Sheridan hosted various programs on the BBC Scotland channel, including Reporting Scotland, Drivetime, the Nine, and Seven Days, according to BBC. He joined the network in 2018.

Originally from Ireland, Sheridan worked in broadcast journalism for over a decade, including two years reporting for RTE News2day.

“Many of us in this chamber will have been questioned by Nick, quite robustly no doubt, whether it was on BBC Drivetime or on many of the other programs he presented,” Humza Yousaf said. “My thoughts are with his family, his many friends, and indeed his colleagues at what will undoubtedly be a very sad time.”

He later joined BBC Scotland as a researcher and eventually became a camera journalist, presenter, and correspondent.

He left his staff position to work on a children’s book but remained at BBC Scotland as a contributor.

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