BBC Presenter BrIAN Matthews Fighting For His Life
Veteran broadcaster Brian Matthew has not died, the BBC has claimed, hours after releasing a statement claiming he had passed away.
At 2.09pm, the BBC said in a fresh statement: “We were informed by close family and friends that Brian had passed away in the night. They have since been in contact to say that he remains critically ill.
“We will update with more information when we have it. Our thoughts remain with his family at this very difficult time.”
Brian, known for hosting Sounds of the Sixties, announced in January that he was leaving his job.
In a previous statement his family had said: “Our beloved Brian Matthew passed away last night. We ask that our privacy is respected at this time.”
Lewis Carnie, Head of BBC Radio 2, added: “Brian was one of this country’s most popular and best loved presenters, delighting millions of listeners with his memories and favourite tunes on Sounds of the Sixties for 27 years. On behalf of everyone at Radio 2, we send love and our best wishes to his family at this difficult time.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family…
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