Statement regarding former BBC Correspondent Anthony Lawrence

Date: 26.09.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.10
Category: Corporate
The following statement regarding former BBC Correspondent Anthony Lawrence has been issued by the BBC.

It is with great sadness we can confirm that former BBC Correspondent Anthony Lawrence has died at the age of 101.

Anthony was the BBC’s Far East Correspondent from 1957-1975 and during that time covered some of the biggest and most difficult stories from the region, including the communist insurgency in then Malaya, China's Great Famine, as well as reporting from the front line of the Vietnam War.

He was one of the world’s most admired foreign correspondents.

BBC Director General, Tony Hall, said: “Anthony was among the most courageous and tenacious journalists, widely admired for his talent and charm. He was part of a great generation of foreign correspondents who helped build the BBC’s reputation around the world."

BBC Press Office