Statement regarding Robert Peston

Date: 04.09.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.10
Category: Corporate
The following statement has today been issued by the BBC.

"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.

BBC Press Office