Suffolk local radio DJ Tim Gough has died while presenting his show.
GenX Radio Suffolk tweeted on Monday: “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 whilst presenting his programme.
“Our love to his family, son, sister, brother and mum. Tim was doing what he loved. He was 55 years old. RIP buddy. x.”
Mr Gough is understood to have been broadcasting from a studio at his home when he died.
Fellow GenX presenter Mark Eley was among those paying tribute.
He said the station was in shock and that he’d learnt “so much from Tim” and that he had “huge” talent and passion for radio.
Replying on social media, Nigel Mayes tweeted: “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Tim for a good few years, I can only echo what so many are saying, what a lovely man. He’ll be missed by many. Condolences to Tim’s family xx.”
“Tim was one of the kindest people I knew,” posted Jason King.
“A real privilege to have called him a good friend for over twenty years. Thoughts with Isaac and family, gone way too soon.”
Replying on the station’s Facebook page, David K Game said: “Local radio legend from back in my days of listening to him on Orwell and Saxon. Deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.”
Mr Gough had worked in radio for over 25 years and was born and grew up in Suffolk.
He previously worked on other stations in the county, as well as Smooth Radio and stations in the East Midlands.