Roy Waller was the voice of football on BBC Radio Norfolk for many years
Roy Waller, one of the best-loved voices on BBC Radio Norfolk, has died in hospital aged 69.
Roy Waller began presenting on BBC Radio Norfolk in the 1980s and during his time at the station made many friends both off and on-air.
He was the voice of football for many years as well as presenting his daytime programme and country music show.
BBC Norfolk has been inundated with messages of condolence from people whose lives he touched.
Spent many, many years listening to Roy commentating on the football on a Saturday. If NCFC had a bad day I would give him so much stick on a Monday morning - he truly thought I was an Ipswich fan. Although we had a special relationship through our text messages and talks together, I never did tell him that I supported NCFC and will do so forever!
Roy brought so much fun and laughter to everyone - he very often brought tears to my eyes with his quick wit and humour.
You may be gone Roy but you will never be forgotten as you hold a special place in my heart.
Kevan from Terrington St Clement
A very sad day for us all, but like Roy would always say, remember the good times. We only knew Roy through country music, but we surely all have a lifetime of memories he left behind. Condolences to Sylvia and all the family he left behind.
Jean and Cecil Cutting from Cromer
We didn't know Roy personally but it feels like losing a friend. Our thoughts go out to his family.
Val Gregory from Great Yarmouth
I will treasure the memories I have of Roy, when he used to come and have a cup of tea in my kitchen at Carrow Road before the beginning of a match.
He never knew my name but always called me Mummy, which I still get called today. He always told a joke or two and was eager for new material especially when former assistant coach Steve Foley contributed his sometimes rather naughty ones, which Roy would always laugh at but say, "Cover your ears".
Roy was a true gentleman and the corridors of NCFC will still ring with the sound of "Have you got the kettle on, Mummy?" Rest in peace, Roy.
Jill and family from Norwich
A true gentleman and Mr Norwich City. So sadly missed by all.
Keith and Margaret from Norwich
We will certainly miss your wonderful dulcet tones and your jokes. We hope that you will be guiding your beloved NCFC from your place upstairs. We will also miss you at the Froggie concerts at Gorleston. You were as much part of the show as Froggie and the band. We send deepest condolences to Sylvie and the rest of your family. God Bless.
Karl, Ann and Barrie Layton from Great Yarmouth
Norfolk has lost a legend. Perhaps Norwich City can put him in there hall of fame as a tribute?
Stuart Mingay from Harleston
Many happy memories of Roy's commentary and radio show - will be dearly missed by all in Norfolk. Rest in Peace Roy.
On The Ball City!
Sam from Norfolk
So very sad to hear of Roy's death today. My beloved husband died in December 1994. It was during the first time I had ever tuned in to Radio Norfolk in April 1995, on one of Roy's broadcasts that he made me really laugh for the first time in months. After that, of course, he became a regular voice in my home and I never failed to enjoy whatever he was doing.
He WAS Radio Norfolk for me and I always enjoyed his memories of childhood and Norwich from years ago. In spite of him always being in his 'thirties', I always felt we were more or less born at the same time - I shall be 69 next month!
Always a joy to listen to and a first-class entertainer. I know I'm not alone is saying I've missed him over the past months, for his wit, his kindness and fun.
My deepest sympathy to Sylvie, Roy's mum and all the family.
Judith Cavey from Old Catton
As a singer and entertainer, Roy was always there to help me out over the years, getting me to perform live over the airwaves singing live many times on his outside broadcasts. Roy liked me doing be-bop-a-lu-la, he loved his rock 'n' roll and country. Lots of love to his wife and family, and thanks Roy for some great times.
Mel Stevens from Burgh Castle
Sorry to hear of Roy's passing - he's a true legend of broadcasting. Top geezer as we say in the old capital.
Pat Tynan from Ickworth
I wish to add my condolences to Roy's friends and family following today's sad news. I used to look forward to meeting up with Roy every time I covered a Norwich City match; and treasure particularly memories of a post-match interview that Roy and I jointly did (he for Radio Norfolk, me for 5 Live) with Malky MacKay in the tunnel just after full-time following a Norwich win over Stockport a few seasons back which saw the Canaries into the play-offs.
Roy was always a gentleman and I am proud to say that I knew him.
John Roder, BBC Match of the Day commentator
Just a minute spent reading other tributes makes it clear how much Roy is held in high esteem and affection by all his friends and listeners - who are one and the same really!
How I have loved Roy's commentaries and how wonderful they are to listen to. I hope my late Dad and loads of other Canaries are with you, Roy, mulling over City's greatest XI.
Bless you and much love to your family.
Lee Shepherd, born in West Runton now living in East Sussex
RIP Roy. Condolences to Sylvie and family. Always remembering the good times.
Sue Lee from North Wootton
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Roy's family. Roy was a true gent - only met him at country music festivals, but he was a true person and loved his work: country music, his beloved football but most of all his family. Goodbye Roy, happy trails.
Mark Neal aka Dusty Tombstone Western Show Team from Boston
I will miss Roy for the lovely commentaries he did for Norwich city. I came to the Lord Mayor's show two years ago. I have got a lovely picture of him. I was shocked to hear of Roy's passing. I enjoyed listening to him on Radio Norfolk.
Ruth Langley from Diss
A great loss of a great man. I will remember his commentaries with total fondness. No one will come close to how he did it. My thoughts are ultimately with his family. R.I.P.
Jamie from Watton
Roy was a man I looked up to both professionally and personally. One of the biggest honours of all, in my early days at Radio Norfolk, was being asked to stand in for Roy when he was on holiday, or travelling to away matches. Tea for Three was the big programme people talked and cared about, and I cherished the chance to follow in Roy's footsteps.
Roy loved Radio Norfolk through and through, even to the extent of manning reception at Norfolk Tower when Heather or Sandie (our then receptionists) needed a break. I used to love seeing the look on people's faces when they realised they were being greeted by the station's biggest star.
Behind the scenes in more recent years, Roy and I would begin most working days with a cup of tea, a good gossip and a good laugh. He was a firm friend, and it just won't be the same without him.
Graham Barnard from BBC Radio Norfolk
Sad news indeed. Lovely memories of a much-loved man live, on even though we have moved to another county. He kept his show going sensitively even at the worst of times on 9/11 and, in happier times, his humour came shining through. God bless you, Roy.
Faith Vincent from Terrington St Clement (now Somerset)
Roy was Mr Norwich City. His football commentaries were very special. When I worked there as a fire steward - he was very nice to speak to. He will be missed by a lot of people.
Keith Howlett from Mattishall
What a star and what a loss. He was the AA man with the traffic in my first stint at Norfie, and a big name 20 years later when I came back. Unstinting in his help for me as an awful sports presenter, frequently making me late for breakfast bulletins as we sat laughing at his desk and doing Robert Chase impressions. Genuinely funny, genuine bloke. A really sad sad day. Bless you Roy.
Was deeply shocked with the sad news, You will be sadly missed on the country music scene and radio shows. Our thoughts are with Sylvie and family.
Nashville Numbers Band
Well, what a sad day but to hear all the tributes to Roy and his family is no more than you would expect for such a popular man. How well all the staff have done at this sad time. I still remember when he used to do his wind-ups and he caught a very dear friend of ours called Snowy, it was hilarious.
I suppose i had better take the sticker out of my car - 'I'm not daft I'm listening to Roy Waller'. Such fond memories of a very dear man. We have been listening to Radio Norfolk since 1980, soooooooo keep up the great work. Our thoughts are with Roy's family. R.I.P.Roy.
Jean and Derek from Starston
Roy, your passing has brought together all your colleagues and listeners in our love for you. Our collective arms are around your family. We will all miss you so much. Rest in peace.
Judy from Sharrington
I was listening to Roy's country music show a few years and I heard a song I loved but didn't know who they were. I telephoned and got Roy - he told me it was Cardy and Coke, he said if you send me a tape I will record it for you, I never expected him to do so, but it returned in the post recorded.
I will always remember that I was nobody to him and he didn't know me, but I was so surprised he took the trouble to do it.
Could you play a Cardy and Coke track please in remembrance of him? Thank you.
Wendy Stenning from Colkirk
Many years ago I was a jambuster with BBC Norfolk and I met many of the station staff including Roy at All Saints Green.
He invited myse