In recent news, Harry Gration, one of the BBC’s best-loved veteran presenters, has passed away. He was 71 years old at the time of his sudden demise. Announcing his death on Friday evening, Harry’s former colleague at BBC Yorkshire, Amy Garcia, broke down live on air. Amy stated that she has some very sad news to share with everyone as they close the program tonight. She went on to add that her much-loved friend and colleague suddenly died today. Tributary posts and condolence messages have flooded social media since then. Here, check what was his death cause.
Talking further about Harry Gration’s death, Amy Garcia said that the whole team at Look North is devastated by the news. She added that they all at Look North are devastated to give the viewers this news. Amy further said that they will take their time to pay tribute to Harry next week and added that it is what he deserves. Following the announcement of the news, tributes flooded in from other broadcasters. It included LBC’s James O’Brien, BBC’s Clive Myrie, and Channel 5’s Dan Walker. The latter called Harry a true gent and a brilliant presenter.
What Happened To Harry Gration?
According to reports, Harry Gration died on Friday, June 24, 2022, at the age of 71. The presenter’s wife Helen Gration paid heartfelt tributes to her husband. She said that he will forever be missed. Let us add that the couple was blessed with their third child in 2019. At that time, Harry was 68 while his wife was 50. Also, it was Harry’s sixth child. Helen Gration expressed her sadness about his demise and said that their three boys and she loved him totally. She added that they had an awful lot of fun with him and their home was his life.
However, what caused Harry Gration’s death is not revealed yet. The family has not shared anything regarding his death at this moment. Thus, Harry’s cause of death remains to be unknown. Speaking of Harry, he joined the BBC in 1978 and Look North in 1982. In 2020, he presented his last show. Apart from reporting news and stuff, the Ex-BBC presenter also reported for Match of the Day and Grandstand. He commentated on Olympic and Commonwealth Games as well. Acting Director, BBC England, Jason Horton called Mr. Gration one of the true broadcasting greats. Jason added that he was a natural on the television and on the radio.