On Tuesday, August 7, some sad news was reported about a beloved BBC reporter. Vicki Archer, who was the host of BBC Radio Shropshire, passed away. The host was only 41 years old at the time of her death.
Vicki's family announced her death, although they did not reveal the cause of death yet.
Her family said, "Vicki was a much-loved daughter and mother as well as being an extremely talented broadcaster. We are still coming to terms with her tragic loss so would ask that people respect our privacy leave us alone to grieve as a family."
Upon hearing the sad news, many people have been reaching out on social media to share their condolences for the "presenter we all loved to listen to," who had reportedly been a part of the station for the last 20 years.
Eric Smith, another presenter on BBC, talked about Vicki's death on the air on Tuesday as well.
He said, "Our much-loved colleague, Vicki Archer, who's been part of your afternoons on this radio station for the past eight years, has died suddenly."
He added, "She was a great presenter, a great broadcaster, and she brought a wonderful sense of fun to her shows and behind the scenes in the newsroom too."
Head of regional programs David Jennings said, "We are heartbroken at Vicki's death. Everyone here at Radio Shropshire respected her as a great presenter and journalist, but so much more than that we loved the sense of fun she brought to her shows and the station. Her loss leaves a huge void. Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time."
Sadly, Vicki's husband and children will now be grieving this tragic loss. Vicki had just reportedly posted to social media the day before her death that her children were away on holiday.
Please be praying for Vicki's family during this horrible time. We will continue to update as more information is revealed. Meanwhile, share your prayers here! In other recent news, a longtime "Fox News" correspondent just announced his resignation.