BBC local presenter Vicki Archer has died suddently at the age of 41.
Vicki’s family released a statement in which they said that the ‘extremely talented broadcaster’ was ‘much loved’, and the BBC described her as a ‘great presenter and journalist’.
Vicki presented the afternoon drivetime show at BBC Radio Shropshire along with co-host Adam Green since 2010.
‘I am sad and numb. Vicki was a lovely human being with a big heart. She was kind, generous, creative, warm and friendly to all she met,’ wrote Adam on social media.
‘In the 8 years I have worked with her there wasn’t a day when we didn’t laugh out loud. My thoughts are with her beautiful children and family.’
I am sad and numb. Vicki was a lovely human being with a big heart. She was kind, generous, creative, warm and friendly to all she met. In the 8 years I have worked with her there wasn't a day when we didn't laugh out loud. My thoughts are with her beautiful children and family x
— Adam Green (@adamgreen30) August 7, 2018
She had worked for the station for over 20 years.
‘Vicki was a much loved daughter and mother as well as being an extremely talented broadcaster,’ Ms Archer’s family said in a statement.
‘We are still coming to terms with her tragic loss so would ask that people respect our privacy and leave us alone to grieve as a family.’
I forgot my glasses. This will do though right? pic.twitter.com/28xsFn3wzB
— Vicki Archer (@Vickiarcher1) August 6, 2018
David Jennings, the BBC’s head of regional programmes for the West Midlands, said: ‘We are heartbroken at Vicki’s death. Everyone here at Radio Shropshire respected her as a great presenter and journalist, but so much more than that we loved the sense of fun she brought to her shows and the station.
‘Her loss leaves a huge void. Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.’
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Her death was announced by DJ Eric Smith on air on Tuesday afternoon.
‘Our much loved colleague, Vicki Archer, who’s been part of your afternoons on this radio station for the past eight years, has died suddenly,’ he said.