BBC radio presenter Dom Busby has died at the age of 53 from a short illness.
Busby has worked at the BBC for over 30 years at numerous local radio stations, and most recently at BBC Sport and BBC Radio 5 Live.
Friends and colleagues on social media praised his positive nature, generosity and kindness.
“Dom was a great host and a brilliant man. He loved sports and radio so had the perfect job,” said Colin Patterson, radio sports news editor.
“You could hear the excitement in his voice as he read the sports news on air. He has had a long and successful career with the BBC – 30 years on several of our local radio stations, and over the past 10 last years he also worked for BBC Sport.
“He will be sadly missed by his colleagues and listeners to BBC radio. Our hearts go out to his family at these terrible times.”
BBC North West Tonight presenter Roger Johnson was also among those who paid tribute.