Jazz FM and Classic FM’s Jamie Crick dies at 57 just one day after hosting show

Jazz FM and Classic FM presenter Jamie Crick has died at the age of 57.

The broadcaster rose to fame due to his shows on Jazz FM, Classic FM, and Scala Radio.

Jamie spent over 30 years on the airwaves in his impressive broadcasting career.

His final appearance on the radio came just yesterday, as he fronted what became his last show on Jazz FM on Monday afternoon (August 28).

Bauer Media have reported that Jamie’s family said he died following a short illness.

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Jazz FM and Scala Radio’s spokesperson paid tribute to the much-loved broadcaster.

They said: “Jamie Crick was a broadcaster through and through and played an integral role on our radio stations.

“Our radio stations have a big gap to fill and will pay tribute accordingly in the near future, but while they all come to terms with Jamie’s unexpected passing, they will continue to broadcast the music that he loved in his honour every day.

“Our deepest condolences are with his family and loved ones at this time.”

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The spokesperson also described Jamie as a “great friend”.

The presenter was also praised by DJ Simon Bates following the tragic news of his death.

“When I first started at Classic FM, Jamie was a fund of support, kindness and good humour,” Simon shared.

BBC Radio London’s Jason Rosam also honoured Jamie, writing: “He gave me my first job in radio and his wisdom, guidance, and unwavering support shaped me in ways I can’t express.

“Forever grateful for the moments shared and the lessons learned.”

Jamie first began to pursue his passion for radio in 1988 at the Guildford-based County Sound in Surrey.

The star then worked for BBC Radio before going on to become part of Classic FM’s team in 1993.

Jamie worked there for 20 years before moving on to Jazz FM in 2014, hosting Breakfast and then Afternoon Drive.

He also fronted a weekend show on Scala and has presented on LBC.

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