Monday, April 26, 1999 Published at 20:49 GMT 21:49 UK
Public shock and sadness at Jill Dando's death
She was "shocked and saddened" at news of Miss Dando's death.
Through a spokesman, Her Majesty said Miss Dando had helped the Duke of York to promote the Fight for Sight charity, of which he is patron.
He was "deeply shocked", and said he found her "totally charming and hugely talented".
Jack Straw, Home Secretary:
"She had done a huge amount personally in the fight against crime by her role, not least in Crimewatch UK. Therefore, this makes her death all the more poignant.
"I'm sure I speak for the whole of the House when I say our deepest sympathy goes to her family and friends at the time of this terrible, tragic and appalling loss."
"We shall remember Jill as a devoted daughter and as a loving sister. It is simply unimaginable why anyone would want to end her life in this tragic way."
William Hague, Conservative Party leader:
"Our first thoughts are with Jill's family on this tragic day. Jill Dando made a great contribution to popular broadcasting. She will be missed by millions."
"Jill Dando was a hugely popular broadcaster. "It is a terrible irony that, after all her work defending the victims of crime and help in pursuing criminals, she should fall victim herself to a horrific crime. Her family and friends have my sympathy."
Stewart Purvis, ITN Chief Executive
Her spokesman said: She was "deeply shocked and upset at the news of her death. Her heart and prayers are with Miss Dando's family at this time".
Lord Archer, Former Conservative Party chairman
Leslie Fake, chairman of a charity she was patron of, Weston Hospicecare
"I have known her come down from London to Weston and come into the patients unit and sit and talk to patients. She was truly a Christian lady."
"In all her dealings she remained modest, charming and unassuming. Jill was Weston's favourite daughter and will be greatly missed."