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Colleagues’ tributes to Katy Jones

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Tributes are continuing to pour in for award-winning journalist Katy Jones whose sudden death was announced yesterday.

Today Lindsey Taylor and the Ten Pieces Team at the BBC remember the ‘hugely talented’ programme maker in an obituary published at the BBC magazine Ariel.

“Over the weekend we heard the devastating news that our dear friend and colleague Katy Jones, executive producer, had died suddenly of a brain haemorrhage at the age of 51.

“Most recently Katy was the driving force behind the award winning Ten Pieces initiative and BBC Music Day, which is due to take place on Friday, June 5. She was also a key member of the BBC Learning and BBC Music senior teams.

“She was a hugely talented programme maker and journalist and was well known and respected across the industry. She was extremely passionate about education and learning and her enthusiasm, energy and determination knew no bounds.”

Taylor then goes on to detail some of Jones’ career achievements which you can read in full here.

She leaves husband Mike Spencer, also a television producer, and two children, Huw and Sarah. She was 51.

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