BBC prematurely announces death of a DJ

April 5, 2017 by norman lebrecht

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BBC Radio 2 gave news today of the death of veteran broadcaster Brian Matthew, presenter of Sounds of the 60s.

A while later, it corrected the report.

Mr Matthew is alive, but critically ill. ‘We will update with more information when we have it. Our thoughts remain with his family at this very difficult time.’

These things happen.

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