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Presenter James Klass dies
BBC Radio Merseyside presenter James Klass has died after a short illness.
James Klass who presented BBC Radio Merseyside's Upfront programme has died aged 44.
James began presenting the Upfront programme with Barbara Phillips in 1983 and apart from a brief spell in commercial radio had presented the programme ever since.
Born in the Bahamas, James came to Liverpool as a teenager, he was a well known figure on the Liverpool club scene where he worked as a DJ.
James passed away in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital on Sunday, 12 July.
Despite his illness James had continued to present Upfront with Mandy Smith until a couple of weeks ago.
James' funeral is at Liverpool Cathedral at 1.30pm Friday, 17 July. Dress is bright and vibrant.
last updated: 15/07/2009 at 12:22
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