Harry Smith dead: Beloved of Westminster corresponding dies suddenly


Well-liked Westminster correspondent Harry Smith, is dead.The family of the journalist confirmed that he died suddenly on Friday.

They said in a statement on Twitter: “From the family of Harry: Very sadly Harry died suddenly early Friday morning. Therefore, it is difficult to believe that his energy and sense of humor are gone. Many of you will have known for his strong opinions and humor here. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and colleagues. ”

Harry, who was born in 1951, has also spent time working for ITN, Channel 4 and Aljazeera in the course of his career.

He began his career in 1969 as editor of the local newspaper, Forfar Dispatch, before moving to Bristol to work as a journalist for the Daily West.

Harry’s family announced the sad death in a tweet

His career later took to his native Scotland in 1979 with a job at the Radio away, before he joined the BBC a year later.

Harry has also spent time as an ITN News ” Home Affairs Correspondent, before leaving in 2007 when he joined STV as their Westminster Correspondent.

His former colleagues have rushed to pay tribute to him after news of his sad death.

The BBC’s Chris Mason tweeted: “Such desperately sad news. It was always a joy to see Harry around Westminster; a face and voice to the television throughout my life. My condolences. ”

The writer, Alastair Campbell, added: “sorry to hear that. He was a handsome man and a good journalist. ”

The BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones posted: “What a terrible news. A great reporter ”

The Guardian of Jim Waterson commented: “He was a nice man. Let us fly to his office in the hall for years and do not care one iota, as long as we made sure he got his event invites. ”

Channel 4 anchor Krishnan Guru-Murthy has also paid tribute.

He wrote: “I’m so sorry to hear this news. He will indeed be sorely missed. It was great to have him part of the C4N of the family in recent years, after so long, the MII/STV. This is a great image that you have posted of him. My best wishes and sincere condolences. ”

STV political editor Colin Mackay, added: “Very sad news. I really enjoyed his tweets since he has taken his retirement and his comments on the news wearing a great career worth of insight. “


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