Tony Morris Biography Tony Morris Wiki
TV Granada Reports presenter Tony Morris has died at the age of 57, according to ITV .com.The store reported that Morris died at Bury Hospice on Saturday after being diagnosed with kidney cancer last year.
Tragic news reaching us this afternoon. RIP Tony https://t.co/0ajQKReWsN
— Liverpool Echo (@LivEchonews) August 3, 2020
Tony Morris Daughter
Morris’s daughter Natalie took to Twitter to pay tribute to her father on Monday. “We lost our amazing father on Saturday morning. He was more than a parent, he was also our best friend. We are deeply broken, but so grateful for the time we spent with him. ”
Natalie then posted again and asked to donate to Bury Hospice instead of sending flowers.
Former Morris co-host Lucy Meacock then retweeted Natalie’s post and wrote: “Heartbroken I retweeted this … My thoughts are with her family and all who loved her x. ”
He worked tonight as a newsletter presenter for BBC North West
Prior to joining ITV, Morris worked as a reporter and newscaster for BBC North West Tonight. He also reported for the BBC’s national news.
Cheshire Life added that Morris was a former RAF officer and radio host.
The TV presenter was born in Portsmouth.
According to Mirror UK, Morris helped Granada Reports become the first regional news program to win a BAFTA in 2007. That same year, the show won the 2007 News Coverage Award.
In an interview with Cheshire Life in 2010, Morris referred to earlier interviews. When thinking of a specific program with Gillian Duffy, he said, “We did a live show outside Gillian Duffy’s house, and an army of reporters and photographers were on the street. What was really funny was that the people who lived there were surprised to see so much media there. People recognize you and a man came up to me and asked me how long the camera trucks would be there because he couldn’t park his car. I love situations like this. ”
Morris added that he considered himself a Northerner when he was born in Lancashire. He told Cheshire Life, “I’ve lived here longer than in the south. It’s my house; I like to be here. I love the area and the people. ”
Family and friends took to Twitter to mourn the loss
When news of Morris’ death surfaced on social media, some fans paid tribute to the ITV presenter.
ITV’s Paul Crone posted a short Morris tribute video in which he said Morris had an “evil and evil sense of humor.”
Crone continued, “I can’t tell you how kind and caring he was … but you could make him laugh way too easily.”
Radio presenter Adrian Goldberg also tweeted about the loss and wrote: “Stunned and saddened by the death of Tony Morris, whom I had known from his time as a presenter for @ bbc5live in Birmingham. We met in a few times over the years and he’s never changed. A really nice guy, always happy and ready to laugh. REST IN PEACE. ”
Lucy Meacock, 17-year-old co-host, wrote: “He was without a doubt one of the most humble, kind and fun people I have ever met, and he often made me laugh until my sides hurt me. “