Radio broadcaster Jamie Crick has sadly died at the age of 57.
Crick was best known for his shows on Jazz FM, Classic FM, and Scala Radio and spent over 30 years on the airwaves.
He was last on the radio just yesterday, hosting his final show on Jazz FM on Monday afternoon (August 28).
As reported by Bauer Media, his family said he died following a short illness.
A spokesperson for Jazz FM and Scala Radio said the broadcaster would be ‘sorely missed’.
‘Jamie Crick was a broadcaster through and through and played an integral role on our radio stations,’ they said.
The spokesperson added that Crick was a ‘great friend’.
‘Our radio stations have a big gap to fill and will pay tribute accordingly in the near future, but while they all come to terms with Jamie’s unexpected passing, they will continue to broadcast the music that he loved in his honour every day.
‘Our deepest condolences are with his family and loved ones at this time.’
Crick was also honoured by DJ Simon Bates, who said he was ‘so sad’ to hear of his death.
‘When I first started at Classic FM, Jamie was a fund of support, kindness and good humour,’ he said.
BBC Radio London’s Jason Rosam added: ‘He gave me my first job in radio and his wisdom, guidance, and unwavering support shaped me in ways I can’t express.
‘Forever grateful for the moments shared and the lessons learned.’
Crick began his radio career in 1988 the Guildford-based County Sound in Surrey.
He went on to spend a few years at BBC Radio before joining Classic FM in 1993.
Crick worked there for 20 years and went on to join Jazz FM in 2014, hosting Breakfast and then Afternoon Drive.
Additionally, he presented a weekend show on Scala and has also hosted on LBC.