Statement regarding Robert Peston
"It is with great sadness that we can confirm today that Robert Peston’s beloved wife Sian Busby has passed away after a long illness. Our thoughts are with him and his family at this tragic time.
"Robert will take a short leave of absence from the BBC to return at a later date. We ask that you respect his and his family’s privacy at this difficult time."
Please direct any queries to the BBC Press Office.
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