Newsreader Peter Sissons who spent four decades at ITN, Channel 4 and the BBC has died in hospital aged 77
Former BBC and ITN newsreader Peter Sissons has died at the age of 77, his agent has said.
A statement said: ‘We are sad to announce that Peter Sissons, the former presenter on ITN, Channel 4 and the BBC, died peacefully last night in Maidstone Hospital, Kent.
‘His wife and three children were with him and wish to pass on their thanks to the hospital staff who were so caring and fought gallantly to save him to the end.’
Liverpool-born Mr Sissons worked in the newsrooms of ITN, Channel 4 and the BBC for 45 years during a long broadcasting career. He also hosted flagship political show Question Time.
The father-of-three retired to Kent with his wife Sylvia after leaving broadcasting in 2009.
Veteran broadcaster Peter Sissons has died aged 77, a decade after he retired from newsreading, his agent has announced