Death of Richard Sanders: Radio 4 presenter dies from coronavirus at 62

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Former Radio 4 presenter Richard Sanders died of a coronavirus at the age of 62.

Former Farming Today host contracted the deadly virus at the hospital, the show’s current anchor Charlotte Smith said today.

In announcing the news, Charlotte said, “We end this morning with sad news that former BBC Farming Today presenter Richard Sanders died at the age of 62 after contracting COVID-19 in hospital . “

Former colleague Anna Hill described Richard as a “very good journalist” who was “never afraid to hold politicians to account.”



Radio 4 presenter Charlotte Smith announced the death of Richard Sanders on Saturday’s Farming Today

Speaking today about the program, she said: “He was a very good journalist and very proud of his work on BSE or mad cow disease.

“He won an award for a program on the subject.

“He was never afraid to ask a tough question or hold politicians to account. “

Anna also recalled the time when Richard pranked listeners with a great story about April Fools on “prairie chickens.”

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