Mike Bushell has led tributes to Dominic Busby, who has died following a short illness aged 53. Many of the late broadcaster’s friends and colleague have flocked to social media to send their condolences. Taking to Twitter, Mike wrote: “Such heart breaking news about our wonderful friend/colleague #dombusby.
“I first worked with Dom at @BBCRadioSolent in 90s, we were like two cheeky schoolboys.
“The most natural broadcaster with warm voice and fantastic energy and sense of humour. Always in my heart Dom.”
BBC Radio Sussex shared pictures of Dom from his time at the station.
They wrote: “It’s with great sadness that we report the passing of former presenter Dominic Busby after a short illness.
“He was a well loved member of our team. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in peace Dom.”
BBC weather presenter Simon King described his colleague as “one of the nicest” men he had met.
North West Tonight presenter Roger Johnson added: “A dear, old friend died after a short illness this morning.
“Dominic Busby @Dom_bbc was a familiar voice to BBC national radio listeners – and on many local radio stations in England.
“Whatever his worries, he always exuded positivity. My thoughts are with his family.”
Back in March, Dom shared a selfie from a studio telling fans he was back after taking his first ever days off, due to an illness.
Fans flocked to his post to welcome him back, as one penned: “Good to see you smiling behind a mic again – it suits you.”
A second added: “Ahhhh! Glad you’re feeling better!”
Just days before, the presenter shared a picture of himself receiving the Covid jab and encouraged others to do the same.
He commented: “Well it didn’t hurt, now we just wait 15 mins and if you’re ok it’s off home.
“Please get this done! #COVIDVaccination.”
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