BBC Journalist Dies

November 8, 2013 by  

BBC Journalist Dies, The legendary broadcaster, who spent 10 years with the BBC and a lengthy career in newspapers, passed away after a long illness.

Belfast-born Mr Cole, who started as a journalist at 17, was famed for his impartial approach, distinct Ulster accent and his trademark overcoat.

He died at his Surrey home yesterday and is survived by his wife Magda, their four sons Donald, Patrick, David and Michael and nine grandchildren.

His family said: “While many people will remember John for his journalism and broadcasting, for us he was the most loving, funny and devoted husband, father and grandfather.

“We will miss him terribly, but have so many memories of the tremendous happiness he has brought into our lives.”

Mr Cole spent more than 10 years at the BBC and reported on much of Margaret Thatcher’s reign as PM [PA]

John Cole was one of the finest political correspondents of my lifetime, and a real credit to his profession. When John spoke, everyone listened

Sir John Major

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