George Alagiah, a well-known BBC news presenter, reportedly passed away on Monday at the age of 67.
According to the source, Alagiah, one of the BBC’s journalists with the longest tenure, passed away at age 67 following a protracted fight with cancer.
In April 2014, Alagiah received a diagnosis of stage 4 colon cancer, which migrated to his liver and lymph nodes and was discovered in 2022.
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In 1989, Alagiah started working for the BBC as a foreign reporter.
He had interviews with everyone from Nelson Mandela to Robert Mugabe over his career and received honors for his reporting on the slaughter in Rwanda.
For his reportage of Saddam Hussein’s campaign of Kurdish genocide in Iraq in 1994, he also received a BAFTA.