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The BBC Radio Shropshire presenter “died suddenly” earlier this week.

The cause of the broadcaster’s death is currently unknown.

Hours before the BBC star passed away, she had been hosting her usual 3-7pm programme with her co-star Adam Green.

However, Vicki Archer appears to have stopped featuring in the show shortly before 5pm on Monday - her final ever broadcast.

The BBC today told Express.co.uk they had nothing to add to their current statement.

The radio station announced that the presenter had passed away "suddenly" live on air during an programme on Tuesday afternoon.

Radio presenter Eric Smith said: “Our much loved colleague, Vicki Archer, who's been part of your afternoons on this radio station for the past eight years, has died suddenly.”

The broadcaster went on to pay a touching tribute to his late colleague.

He said: “She was a great presenter, a great broadcaster, and she brought a wonderful sense of fun to her shows and behind the scenes in the newsroom too."

Following the sad news, Vicki’s family released a statement to the BBC.

It read: "Vicki was a much-loved daughter and mother as well as being an extremely talented broadcaster.

"We are still coming to terms with her tragic loss so would ask that people respect our privacy and leave us alone to grieve as a family."

A spokesman for the Shropshire Coroner later said: “The death of a 41-year-old female has been reported to the Coroner and is currently being investigated.”

The BBC's head of regional programmes for the West Midlands, David Jennings, said: "We are heartbroken at Vicki's death.

"Everyone here at Radio Shropshire respected her as a great presenter and journalist, but so much more than that we loved the sense of fun she brought to her shows and the station.”

Mr Jennings continued: “Her loss leaves a huge void. Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time."

Vicki joined the Radio Shropshire team more than 20 years ago.

The star had been co-hosting the show with Adam since back in 2010.

The broadcaster also paid tribute to his late colleague, in a heartfelt Twitter post in view of his 3,066 followers.

“I am sad and numb. Vicki was a lovely human being with a big heart,” he penned. “She was kind, generous, creative, warm and friendly to all she met.

“In the 8 years I have worked with her there wasn't a day when we didn't laugh out loud. My thoughts are with her beautiful children and family x.”


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