BBC presenter Lisa Shaw dies aged 44 following a short illness

Lisa Shaw BBC

BBC presenter Lisa Shaw has died at the tragically young age of 44.

The ‘brilliant’ radio presenter passed away in hospital following a short illness.

A statement from Ms Shaw’s family described her as an “amazing person”, adding: “We are all completely heartbroken, in disbelief, numb, and saddened, that there is a Lisa-shaped hole in our lives that will never, ever be filled,” they said.

“We are so grateful for the time that we have had with her, and there are so many happy memories that we will hold dear for the rest of our lives.

“She was the best wife and mammy, sister, daughter, aunty, friend and colleague that anyone could hope for.

“She loved connecting every day with the wonderful people of the North East, and it gives us great comfort to know how many lives she was an integral part of every single day.

“We’d like to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support we have received at such a difficult time, reinforcing how deeply cherished she was by so many people. We will love and miss her, always.”

Lisa was a daytime presenter for BBC Radio Newcastle.

The mum joined the station in 2016, after working in commercial radio in the North East.

BBC Radio Newcastle’s acting executive editor Rik Martin paid tribute: “She was a trusted colleague, a brilliant presenter, a wonderful friend, and a loving wife and mum.

“She loved being on the radio and was loved by our audiences.

“We’ve lost someone special who meant a great deal to a great many people.”

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