BBC Radio 4 newsreader Rory Morrison dies

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by Nick Jaspan
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Rory Morrison, a familiar voice on Radio 4 over the past decade on news bulletins, continuity announcements and shipping forecasts, has died after a long battle with cancer.

Aged 48, he began his radio career with the BBC in 1990.

He worked at  BBC Radio York and BBC Radio Cleveland and presented an afternoon show at BBC Radio Leeds before he left to join the British Forces Broadcasting Service.

He subsequently rejoined the BBC as a continuity announcer at Radio 4.

His remit steadily changed as he began to report and present a broad range of output beginning with 'From Our Own Correspondent' programme before joining the news reading team.

In 2004 he was diagnosed with a rare type of Lymphoma.

Radio 4's station controller Gwyneth Williams said Morrison was “respected for his intelligence, integrity and complete professionalism and had been at the heart of Radio 4 for many years.”

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