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BBC mourns Bob Humphrys

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comment by Chabuca (U9311614)

posted Aug 19, 2008

So sorry to hear the news, I always enjoyed his sports analysis and sense of humour. Sincere condolences to his family

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posted Aug 19, 2008

I grew up watching Bob, he is an icon of Welsh sport news.

I will miss him greatly.

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posted Aug 19, 2008

Bob was simply a legend of Welsh Journalism and the world is left a poorer place without him.

A very sad day.

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posted Aug 19, 2008

My deepest sympathy to Bob's family, friends and colleagues. In a world full of commentators and pundits Bob's journalistic credentials stood out.

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posted Aug 19, 2008

I am so sad to hear of Bob's passing to me he was the face of Welsh sport and he will be sorely missed.
My condolences must go to his family and friends.

RIP Bob. peacedove

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posted Aug 19, 2008

I GREW UP WATCHING BOB, AND TO ME HE WAS THE FACE OF WELSH SPORT, ESPECIALLY WELSH RUGBY. OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS, SUCH A TRAGIC LOSS.

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posted Aug 19, 2008

I remember seeing him at my old local pub not that long ago, he used to be a regular there.

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posted Aug 19, 2008

Lovely man great presenter will be very sadly missed, his humor was infectious.

Sad day for Wales

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posted Aug 19, 2008

Sad news indeed. Like so many others I grew up in the 90's watching Bob on Wales Today. His enthusiasm for Welsh sport was infectious and his seemingly impartial reporting was always nice to see. A true hero. From a Swansea City fan and Welsh sports fan in general,
RIP Bob

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comment by elarhi (U13100962)

posted Aug 19, 2008

So sorry to hear the news. Bob was a legend who had a great personality he made the sports news interesting and will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

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posted Aug 19, 2008

Mr Humphrys taught me so much about sport and the people behind the sport. He always paid tribute to all involved in a win or a near win. I would like to pay tribute to him for those things. May he rest in peace.

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posted Aug 19, 2008

extremely sad to hear of Bobs passing, my sincere condolences to his family at this difficult time.Bob was simply one of the best people one could wish to meet.One of the few journalists respected by both his readers and by those about whom he wrote, and a half decent sunday football manager to boot

god bless

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posted Aug 19, 2008

My deepest sympathy to Bob's family, a very sad day. I played football for BBC Wales when Bob was managing the sunday league team. He was always the ultimate gent, loved sport, loved to socialise and will be sadly missed.

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posted Aug 19, 2008

I was sorry to hear this sad news today .He seemed to be a decent guy,and 56 is too young for him to die.I read his article in the newspaper that he wrote just after being diagnosed with cancer in June and it makes clear that he was a very brave person and that he had a sense of humour that not many people would be able to find in the same situation.My thoughts go out to his wife and family .If theres a heaven I know Bob willl be there now telling us all not to cry too much and to make the most of our lives.R.I.P Bob

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posted Aug 19, 2008

Having had the pleasure of meeting Bob a couple of times, he was just as he was on the box, soft voice, a knowledge that should’ve been put to the test on Mastermind, and an enthusiasm for sport that was second to none. Even when things has obviously annoyed him – the demise of the Graham Henry era he somehow managed to guide a nation through there angst and disappointment. Bob will be sorely missed and my heart goes out to all who knew him, his family, friends, and colleagues.

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posted Aug 19, 2008

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/A39813131
Few words from the lads in the Rugby site.

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comment by gdggem (U13106638)

posted Aug 19, 2008

ENJOYED HIS ENTHUSIASTIC REPORTS ESPECIALLY HIS RUGBY REPORTS WHEN WALES WERE GRAND SLAM WINNERS! HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED

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posted Aug 19, 2008

We were so sorry to hear about Bob's death. We shall miss him. Our sincere sympathy goes to his family and to his bigger "family" viz. all his friends and colleagues at the BBC and in the world of sport. Bendith Duw i chi gyd.

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posted Aug 19, 2008

my sympathy to bob's family, will miss him

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posted Aug 19, 2008

Shocked to hear the sad news re Bob as I tuned in to Wales Today 30 mins ago. I'll truly miss his take on sport, it was my favourite part of the programme, whatever the sport, but especially rugby. Loved his sense of humour.Condolences to his family

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posted Aug 19, 2008

Very sad news that has shocked me very much and my thoughts are very much with his family and friends. I was lucky to meet Bob at a number of Glamorgan cricket matches. His infectious humour and warmest were always on show. The world is a much worst place today and Bob will be truly missed. A welsh legend forever. RIP Bob.

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posted Aug 19, 2008

Bob, you will be greatly missed by all the sports, I just wonder what you would have made of our Olympic success having supported us through the lean times.

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posted Aug 19, 2008

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Bob's passing. Bob and my father, Tegwyn Hughes, were great friends many years ago. My father had a great affection for him. They spent many happy hours together putting the world to rights, and only ever drank for medicinal purposes, naturally!

As the years went on, I took great pleasure in watching Bob's career flourish. His particular keen wit and enthusiasm was quite infectious!

His warmth, and his jovial personality had a way of putting interviewees at ease, and so got the best interviews, and gained everyones respect. Young journalists would do well to mimic his style.

Lets hope that both my father, who passed away many years ago, and Bob will soon be raising glasses together once more!

My deepest condolence to Bob's family.

Sara Hughes

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comment by Pete (U13108983)

posted Aug 19, 2008

A really good Bloke, Bob done it tidy, We'll all miss him

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comment by Laxdad (U13109491)

posted Aug 19, 2008

Please extend our sympathies to Bob’s wife and children and of course to Brother John.

I had the pleasure of meeting Bob on more than one occasion but particularly remembered when he attended the men’s European Lacrosse Championships held in Penarth in June 2001. Although seen by many as a minority sport Bob knew quite a bit about it and was keenly interested in the young men playing for Wales. He spent a lot of time with them getting to know why they choose lacrosse as their sport.

I met him many times after this. He had an innate sense of humour which meant that you were put at ease immediately, enabling him to a great job as a very professional sports reporter. A lovely man who had time for everyone.

Gordon F Shumack President Welsh Lacrosse Association

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posted Aug 19, 2008

Very sad news about bob i first met him at the vetch many years ago, and met up with him at the near end of last season at the liberty
R.I.P bob
Geoff Archer
Head of Sport, Radio City(Hospital Radio)

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posted Aug 20, 2008

I grew up watching Bob doing the sports reporting - he came across as kind, thoughtful, funny and very knowledgeable. He will be greatly missed and will forever be a part of my BBC Wales. My thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in peace.

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posted Aug 20, 2008

so sorry to hear of the sad loss of bob,he will be missed by all,bbc wales sport will never be the same.my

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posted Aug 20, 2008

so sorry to hear of the sad loss of bob,he will be missed by all,bbc wales sport will never be the same.god be with is famley and frends.

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posted Aug 20, 2008

I taught Bob's son, Jamie, many years ago. Bob was one of the nicest people I have met, never full of himself, always approachable and pleasant. He organised lots of exciting visitors for the school and was a lovely person. I am gutted for his family and wish them all the very best.
xxx

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posted Aug 21, 2008

Bob and I played football together for many years as the twin centre backs for the BBC/Western Mail Football Club and I am shocked to hear that he has died. I remember all the good times we shared both on and off the pitch and my condolences go to Julie and all his family at this very sad time. RIP Bob.
Gerry.

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posted Aug 21, 2008

Growing up with Wales Today made Bob an institution in our home. My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this saddest of times.

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posted Aug 22, 2008

The final whistle has gone Bob, you had a great game. There are a few that have gone before waiting to quaff a few jars with you in that celestial clubhouse.
Llew Smith

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