George Alagiah: BBC newsreader dies aged 67 after bowel cancer diagnosis

BBC newsreader George Alagiah has died at the age of 67, his agent has said.

A statement from Mary Greenham to the PA news agency said: “I am so terribly sorry to inform you that George Alagiah died peacefully today, surrounded by his family and loved ones.

“George fought until the bitter end but sadly that battle ended earlier today.”

The Sri Lanka-born journalist and face of BBC One’s News At Six since 2007 was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer, which had spread to his liver and lymph nodes, in April 2014.

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