BBC radio presenter Lisa Shaw has died in hospital aged 44 after a short illness.
Lisa Shaw’s devastated family told of their heartbreak, saying “there is a Lisa-shaped hole
in our lives that will never be filled”.
Shaw’s family released a statement saying: “We are all completely heartbroken,
in disbelief, numb, and saddened, that there is a Lisa-shaped hole in our lives that will
never, ever be filled.
“We are so grateful for the time that we have had with her, and there are so many happy
memories that we will hold dear for the rest of our lives. She was the best wife and
mammy, sister, daughter, aunty, friend and colleague that anyone could hope for.
“She loved connecting every day with the wonderful people of the North East, and it
gives us great comfort to know how many lives she was an integral part of every single
day. We’d like to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support we have received
at such a difficult time, reinforcing how deeply cherished she was by so many people. We
will love and miss her, always.”
Shaw joined BBC Radio Newcastle in 2016, presenting on the daytime slot every
weekday. Before joining the BBC, Shaw had worked for Metro Radio and Heart.