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May 31st, 2019, 3:30pm
""Outstanding" and "passionate" BBC radio broadcaster and author Jonathan Ali has died at the age of 50."

The BBC News site reports on the death of Jonathan Ali, aged 50, here.....

"Ali was undergoing treatment for cancer [at the city's Christie Hospital] when a fire broke out at the hospital in 2017, and voluntarily reported live from the scene for BBC radio and television.
BBC Radio Manchester's managing editor Kate Squire said he was "an outstanding journalist", who was "absolutely passionate about local broadcasting and Greater Manchester" and whose reporting "changed things and had a real impact on people".
"He was a hard-working, enthusiastic and intelligent and a kind, loving and funny friend," she said.".

The BBC Site reports that..."His keen interest in World War One saw him write a book about the soldiers from his home village of Hawkshaw near Bury, and led him to be involved in the BBC's coverage of the conflict's centenary and work with Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle...".

Dan Walker- Breakfast TV and Sprorts reporter tweeted:-
"So sad to hear about the death of Jonathan Ali at The Christie Hospital last night. He was a brilliant reporter - largely for @BBCRadioManc - and was so helpful and kind when I first started on his patch. He was always incredibly positive and he’ll be missed by many."
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