Dianne Oxberry BBC Weather Presenter Dies Aged 51

OxberryDianne Oxberry who was the weather person for 24 years on BBC North West Tonight, died on Jan. 11 after a short illness. She was 51-years-old.

Although the actual cause of death has not been announced, Oxberry was suffering from cancer and died at Christie, Manchester’s Cancer Hospital.

BBC Breakfast Show presenters Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty reported Oxberry’s death and played a video tribute.

Stayt announced that television broadcaster and former radio announcer Dianne Oxberry has died. Naga chimed in saying that she was well known in England’s North West and presented the weather for over 20 years. Our thought and prayers are with her children and husband.

Naga then spoke with another weather person Matt Taylor who has worked with Oxberry in the past. Taylor was choking back tears as he said that he feels the same way and thoughts and prayers should be with her friends and family. He went on to say that he had known her for over 17 years and was wonderful.

Taylor continued to present the weather. Before he started he said that the forecast should be in Oxberry’s honor.

Oxberry also hosted “Inside Out North West” which was the current affairs show on the BBC.

Oxyberry is survived by her husband Ian Hindle who is a camera operator and two children.

Written By Barbara Sobel

Sources:

The Times: BBC weather presenter Dianne Oxberry dies
The Guardian: BBC weather presenter Dianne Oxberry dies
The Telegraph: BBC weather presenter Dianne Oxberry dies aged 51 after a ‘short illness’

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