Heartbreaking news: Radio host dies moments after live broadcast

Written by Henrik Rothen

Aug.31 - 2023 6:47 PM CET

Radio host dies moments after live broadcast.

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For nearly two decades, Jamie Crick was a cornerstone in the world of radio broadcasting. He was a key figure at Jazz FM and Scala Radio, where he spent the latter part of his career.

The 57-year-old British radio personality has passed away after a brief illness, leaving colleagues and listeners in a state of shock.

Jamie Crick's journey in radio began in 1994 with Classic FM. As recently as this past Monday, he hosted his final afternoon show on Jazz FM. The suddenness of his passing has left many, including colleagues and listeners, in disbelief.

The spokesperson for Jazz FM and Scala Radio, where Crick was employed, described him as a "good friend to his colleagues." The stations are grappling with a significant void left by his departure. Plans are underway to pay tribute to him in the coming days.

"While we all struggle to come to terms with his sudden passing, we will continue to air the music he loved sharing with the world," said the spokesperson.

Bauer Media, the parent company of the radio stations, expressed their deepest condolences to Jamie Crick's close family. Simon Bates, a fellow British radio DJ, remembered Crick on social media, describing him as a "supportive, kind, and funny colleague." Nick Pitts, the content editor at Jazz FM, also paid tribute, stating that Jamie Crick was "one of those truly special people" he had the privilege to work with and befriend.