BBC Radio Ulster presenter Stephen Clements has died suddenly at the age of 47. The father-of-two’s cause of death is currently unknown.
BBC Northern Ireland Director Peter Johnston has said in a statement: “We are sorry to bring you the sad news of the passing of our colleague Stephen Clements.
“Our thoughts are with Stephen’s family, friends and colleagues, at this difficult time.”
The presenter began his career on Citybeat, before moving on to host Q Radio’s Breakfast Show for seven years.
Most recently, he hosted on BBC’s Radio Ulster mid-afternoon show.
He announced his move to join BBC Northern Ireland in June last year.
Q Radio paid tribute to the star on Twitter today, writing: “We are heartbroken today to learn that our former Q Radio Breakfast show host, colleague and friend Stephen Clements has died suddenly at the age of 47.”
BBC television and weather presenter Barra Best also paid tribute to the star.
He commented: “Stunned. Can’t believe the news. You’ll be missed mate! RIP. Stephen Clements: BBC Radio Ulster presenter dies age 47.”
Stephen is survived by his wife and two children.
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