Simon Yaxley, a producer and presenter for BBC Radio Cumbria who was referred to as “radio through and through,” has passed away. Let’s see, how did BBC Radio Cumbria presenter die and Simon Yaxley cause of death in detail.
How did Simon Yaxley die?
Simon Yaxley, a BBC radio presenter died suddenly, and his demise news was confirmed by the BBC spokesperson. His colleagues shared tributes on their social media pages.
A BBC spokesperson said: “Our thoughts and condolences are with Simon’s family and friends. We understand this will be a very difficult time for them, so we won’t be commenting any further at this time.”
Simon was known for his performances in pantomimes in Cumbria. Simon was also a fantastic comic actor who could add physical humor to every role he played with warmth and perfect comic timing. In the spring, he made his most recent stage appearance at the Green Room, playing the helpless Roger Fuller in “One For The Road.”
Although, Simon Yaxley cause of death was not revealed yet.
Who was Simon Yaxley?
Simon was one of the best presenters of Lakeland Radio and latterly at BBC_Cumbria. Simon was highly recognized for his performances in several pantomimes among amateur dramatic organizations in Cumbria.
‘Yakkers’ moved to Cumbria from Clacton-on-Sea in Essex and hosted Lakeland Radio’s morning show until the station was purchased from CN Group in 2017.
He then went to Radio Cumbria to host a brand-new show. He gained notoriety around the country due to his unique voice.
When Simon worked at Lakeland Radio, Andy Milliard, who used to co-present with him, said of him: “He was just radio through and through; it was his actual passion.” Simon was a wonderful performer, a good person, and a great friend.
“He was sad when Lakeland Radio stopped broadcasting in this region because he was so chuffed when he got his shot on Radio Cumbria. He was such a happy-go-lucky guy he had so much passion for local people.”
Really sad news this morning, the world has lost a top bloke 😞 RIP @RadioYakkers (Simon Yaxley)
No doubt about it Simon was one of the best presenters at Lakeland Radio and latterly at @BBC_Cumbria . A very bubbly, friendly bloke and a fantastic actor too.
Good night Yakkers😞 pic.twitter.com/K2M9fMevjt
— Steve Ferguson (@Stevenferguson7) December 22, 2022
Tributes to Simon Yaxley:
Simon Blythe tweeted,
@BBC_Cumbria. Hi, Mike just heard the sad news about Simon Yaxley’s condolences from Crowborough in East Sussex loved listening to Simon’s very warm approach to broadcasting. Simon Blythe.
Jonathan Humble tweeted,
@BBC_Cumbria. So sorry to hear the news about Simon Yaxley.
Paul’s Agenda tweeted,
@BBC_Cumbria. Shocked and saddened at the loss of a great person #SimonYaxley never met him, but to me, he was Mr. Radio. He had a voice that would make you smile and brighten up even the dullest days. He may be gone but certainly never forgotten
Seve Ferguson tweeted,
Really sad news this morning, the world has lost a top bloke RIP @RadioYakkers (Simon Yaxley) No doubt about it Simon was one of the best presenters at Lakeland Radio and latterly at @BBC_Cumbria. A very bubbly, friendly bloke and a fantastic actor too.
Suzie Pye posted,
Waking up this morning to the truly devastating news that Simon Yaxley has passed away.
We crammed so many memories into our years at Lakeland Radio, and I am grateful for all of them – from the mundane to the hilarious and everything in between. Simon had so much talent to share, and so much kindness to give. He will be sorely missed.
Rest in Peace, Yakkers X
Deborah Elias posted,
Absolutely gutted to hear the news of Simon Yaxley’s passing. Manny and I considered him to be part of our Christmas family and shared some amazing times together. Many of you that came to see us in various Pantos will have laughed with him and at him. He DJ every NYE we had together and always made Kendal feel like coming home to us.
Please can someone let us know when the funeral is likely to be?
RIP to our friend.
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