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Tributes after ex-presenter dies

Chris Morgan
Chris Morgan presented Wales Today in his earlier career

Tributes have been paid to the former BBC Wales Today presenter Chris Morgan, who has died at the age of 55.

Mr Morgan, who was originally from Cardiff, was religious affairs correspondent for the Sunday Times.

British Transport Police said it was investigating the death of a man at King Langley station in Hertfordshire.

A committed Anglo-Catholic, Mr Morgan was a close friend of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams and was the best man at his wedding.

Transport Police said a 55-year-old man died last Friday afternoon.

He was pronounced dead at the scene after the incident involving a Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston train.

An inquest will be held by the Hertfordshire coroner.

Ruth Gledhill, religious affairs correspondent of The Times, said she was "heartbroken" to hear the news of Mr Morgan's death.

"He had been a true and faithful support to me throughout my 21 years at The Times, as he was to all his friends, godchildren, family and contacts," she said.

Master of Theology

Damian Thompson, of the Daily Telegraph, wrote on his newspaper's website: "Chris was a bon viveur, a journalist with an ever-twitching nose for a story, and a devout Anglo-Catholic with a profound love of the Roman Catholic Church."

He said Mr Morgan was a born journalist: "He was always looking for a story."

Mr Morgan was educated at Cardiff High School before going to Atlantic College sixth form college in the Vale of Glamorgan and the University of St Andrews in Scotland where he graduated as a Master of Theology in 1976.

He later worked as a reporter and presenter for BBC Wales radio and television, becoming one of the main presenters on the news programme Wales Today.

He became religious affairs correspondent for The Sunday Times in 1997.





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