How did Gordon Sparks die? BBC radio presenter cause of death

Gordon Sparks Cause of death

Gordon Sparks, a former commentator for Plymouth Argyle, has passed away at the age of 61 on Sunday. Let’s see who Gorden Sparks was and what was his cause of death in detail.

How did Gordon Sparks die?

Gordon Sparks died as a result of cancer. The first time Gordon was given a cancer diagnosis was 17 years ago, when he battled testicular cancer. Earlier, in the month of May, He stated that he had two new cancer growths, one of which had damaged his vocal cords. Not the best for radio. He underwent a rigorous course of cancer treatment after his scan revealed that there are two new growths and there had been no spread to other body parts.

A few days ago, he updated about his health on social media, saying, “Had severe breathing difficulties on Thursday. Paramedics called. Taken to the hospital, and spent 17 hours in the infamous ambulance queue. Currently on a ward undergoing various tests.”

After some days, he updated saying that “Tumour was slightly bigger. Lungs not responding to antibiotics. New tumor on liver. Soon to be transferred to St Luke’s Hospice for what I’m told will be a period of weeks or a short number of months.” Later, he sadly passed away at the hospital.

Gordon Sparks Cause of death

Gordon Sparks, best known for hosting the morning show on BBC Radio Devon, passed away after a long battle with cancer. He hosted the morning show on BBC Radio Devon and he is famous for his commentary. He passed away when he was receiving cancer treatment at Plymouth’s St Luke’s Hospital.

Gordon informed followers earlier in the week that his tumor has “slightly grown” and that antibiotics were having no effect on his lungs. After word of his demise spread, condolences started pouring into BBC Radio Devon early on Sunday morning.

Who was Gordon Sparks?

Gordon is a well-known commentator and journalist and he was also known for his work as BBC Radio Devon Breakfast Show presenter, Plymouth Argyle Football Club Ambassador, Cleveland Browns fan, and amateur photographer. Gordon is survived by his wife Heather, daughters Kirsty and Holly, and his granddaughter.

For many years, he had hosted the station’s morning broadcast, and for 32 years, he had provided game commentary for Plymouth Argyle. Being a lifelong Argyle ambassador, in August he had a Press box at Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park named after him.

Gordon began his long association with Argyle by attending games with his father before beginning his football commentary career in arguably the club’s biggest-ever game, the 1984 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Watford at Villa Park. Gordon, often known as “Sparksy,” has started his broadcasting job at Hospital Radio.

Tributes to Gordon Sparks:

BBC Radio Devon tweeted,

We’re very sad that our friend and colleague Gordon Sparks has passed away. We’ll have a reflection on this throughout the day on @BBCDevon

Luke Pollard MP tweeted,

I’ll be on @BBCDevon shortly talking about Gordon Sparks. Feels very odd ringing into the show that used to be Gordon’s to talk about him. The reaction over the past few days shows how much he was loved and how much he is already missed.

Jak Ball tweeted,

Really don’t know what to say. Gordon Sparks was the voice of Argyle, the soundtrack to my childhood. Feel lucky to have spent time with him at some sporting events and was always captivated by his many stories. Held a crowd like no other. Heartbreaking. RIP Sparksy.  #pafc

Chris Errington tweeted,

Proud to have been the Ernie Wise to Gordon Sparks’ Eric Morecambe during our days commentating on Argyle for Radio Devon. We had such laughs together. So many happy memories. My thoughts are with Heather, Kirsty, Holly, and all his family at this incredibly sad time. RIP #pafc

Sharron Davies MBE tweeted,

Sad to hear we’ve lost @SparksyOnRadio Gordon Sparks the sporting voice of Plymouth, fellow Janner & friend. He’ll be very missed, especially by all those at @HeraldPAFC RIP Sparkzy x

Peter Shilton tweeted,

I am so sad to hear that Gordon Sparks has passed away. Steph and myself saw him not so long ago at a dinner in Plymouth. He was always so supportive when l was at the club and always such a lovely man. RIP Gordon @HeraldPAFC @Argyle


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