The newsreader, best known for his time on ITN and TV-am, was said to have been ill for some time. Former broadcaster Gordon Honeycombe has died in Australia aged 79.
Former broadcaster Gordon Honeycombe has died in Australia aged 79.
Sad to learn of the passing of ITN great Gordon Honeycombe. RIP pic.twitter.com/Tc1NzhsEu9— Alastair Stewart (@alstewitn) October 9, 2015
V sad to hear Gordon Honeycombe has died. Total professional and Gentleman with whom I was honoured to present a programme in 2005 - #ITN50— Mary Nightingale (@nightingaleitv) October 9, 2015
Honeycombe joined TV-am in January 1984 as the main news presenter, according to a profile on the TV-am website. It said: "Already a familiar face to ITV viewers from his many years with ITN, Gordon brought much needed authority and credibility to the half hourly news bulletins. "He stayed with the company until 1989. Gordon wrote TV-am's Official Celebration of the Royal Wedding in 1986, a book about the marriage of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. "He is a successful author and actor." Anne Diamond, who worked with him between 1984 and 1989, said: "I am so sad yet I know he had a great life. "If you can die having had a brilliant, bright and inspirational life then it can't be a negative thing. I've often envied Gordon's approach to life. His interests, his whims, his chutzpah, his intellect, his joie de vivre. I'm sad he's gone but I know he had a great life and I'm glad to have known him".
Very sad news indeed. A consummate professional, generous with his time and guidance when I was a rookie newsreader https://t.co/BcJaTg8vDx— Kay Burley (@KayBurley) October 9, 2015