July 25, 2023

BBC News Anchor George Alagiah Dead at 67

BBC news anchor Georg  Alagiah has died at the age of 67, according to the network.

Alagiah passed away following a battle with stage four bowel cancer that was first diagnosed in 2014.

“I am so terribly sorry to inform you that George Alagiah died peacefully today, surrounded by his family and loved ones. George fought until the bitter end but sadly that battle ended earlier today," his agent Mary Greenham said in a statement.

"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,” she added.

BBC Director General Tim Davie called him “one of the best and bravest journalists of his generation who reported fearlessly from across the world as well as presenting the news flawlessly.”

“He was more than just an outstanding journalist, audiences could sense his kindness, empathy, and wonderful humanity,” added Davie. “He was loved by all and we will miss him enormously.”

Alagiah began at the network in 1989, first as a foreign correspondent. He later served on "News at Six" where he was the face of the network known by many.

The news anchor was the winner of many awards, including a BAFTA award for his coverage of the Kurdish genocide in Iraq in 1994.

Among the many leaders Alagiah interviewed were Nelson Mandela and Robert Mugabe, according to the network.

The loss of Alagiah is a time of grief for the BBC network, as well as for his wife and children left behind following his passing.

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