Scotland: BBC’s dead 32-year-old presenter – “We are devastated, lit everyone’s lives”

He died at the age of 32, after a brief illness, Radio Scotland presenter Nick Sheridan. As a “extremely talented journalist and writer”, he was described by her prime minister, Humza Yousaf. The unpleasant news of Nick Sheridan’s death, news chief at BBC Scotland, Gary Smith confirmed, paying tribute to the late, whom he called “wonderful” and “extremely talented”. “We are devastated at hearing the news that our colleague and friend, Nick Sheridan, died. Nick was a wonderful colleague. He was an extremely talented journalist, presenter and writer – and one of those rare people who illuminate the lives of everyone around them. Funny, smart, kind. A wonderful man. Our hearts are with his parents, his partner and all his family and friends,” wrote the head of news and news in BBC Scotland. So far no more information has been known about the cause of the 32-year-old journalist’s death. According to the BBC, Scottish Prime Minister, Humza Yousaf, paid tribute to Sheridan at the opening of the weekly question session in the Scottish Parliament Chamber, describing him as a “extremely talented journalist and writer”. Mr Yousaf stated, among other things, that, “my thoughts are with his family, his many friends and his colleagues. It will undoubtedly be a very sad moment for them.” Of origin from Wexford, Ireland, Sheridan had worked on radio for more than a decade. He had previously spent two years reporting and presenting RTE News2day, the youth news program for Ireland’s national broadcaster, before being transferred to the main editorial room, where he worked at the foreign affairs office. He joined BBC Scotland as a researcher, before becoming in turn a journalist, correspondent and presenter.

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