BBC RADIO presenter Lisa Shaw has passed away in hospital after a battle with a short illness.
Lisa made a name for herself as a daytime presenter on a number of stations with her daily broadcasts.
Who was Lisa Shaw?
Lisa Shaw was a presenter for BBC Radio Newcastle.
She grew up in County Durham and studied at Bournemouth University
The 44-year-old joined the airwaves back in 1997 at Metro Radio, before gaining a breakfast gig on Real Radio and Heart.
The Sony Gold Award winning journalist enjoyed an illustrious career living and working in her beloved North East.
BBC Radio Newcastle's acting executive editor Rik Martin said: "She was a trusted colleague, a brilliant presenter, a wonderful friend, and a loving wife and mum.
"She loved being on the radio and was loved by our audiences.
"We've lost someone special who meant a great deal to a great many people."
Was Lisa Shaw married?
Lisa was married to Gareth Eve, who also has a stealthy radio career – with over 17 years under his belt.
He is now Creative Director at WriteSound Creative, who produce radio commercials.
The couple share two sons. Zach, 5, is a keen artist who has been encouraged by his parents over the lockdown period to continue to create.
How did Lisa Shaw die?
Lisa passed away after a short illness in hospital.
A statement from her family described her as an "amazing person" and told of the "Lisa-shaped hole in our lives".
"We are all completely heartbroken, in disbelief, numb, and saddened, that there is a Lisa-shaped hole in our lives that will never, ever be filled," they said.
"We are so grateful for the time that we have had with her, and there are so many happy memories that we will hold dear for the rest of our lives.
"She was the best wife and mammy, sister, daughter, aunty, friend and colleague that anyone could hope for.
"She loved connecting every day with the wonderful people of the North East, and it gives us great comfort to know how many lives she was an integral part of every single day."
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