BBC renowned Journalist
George Alagiah, dies aged 67

World known and Award winning British reporter George Alagiah who is one of BBC ‘s renowned journalist and newsreader has passed on after being diagnosed with Cancer.

The prolific and well-respected 67-year-old died earlier on Monday his agent reported.

BBC Director General Tim Davie paid tribute commenting on how sad it is and also sympathizing with the family.

He commended George as a brave and fearless journalist who reports from across the world as well presenting the news flawlessly.

John Simpson BBC World Affairs’ editor tweeted attributing him as a kind, gentle and insightful friend and colleague who would be hard to find.

Tribute were being paid from fellow journalist, colleagues, friends and family.

George Alagiah was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1955 before moving to Ghana and then England in childhood.

He has won various including an award for foreign correspondent, reporting from Rwanda to Iraq and won awards for reports on the famine and war in Somalia in the early 1990s.

He was also named Amnesty International’s journalist of the year in 1994, for reporting on the civil war in Burundi, and was the first BBC journalist to report on the genocide in Rwanda, BBC reports.

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