Tributes flood in for popular KL.FM broadcaster Emily Bull who has died, aged 32, from cancer
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Hundreds of listeners and well-known media figures have taken to social media to pay tribute to former KL.FM967 broadcaster Emily Bull, who died at the age of 32.
After the station broke the sad news, friends and loved ones took to Twitter and Facebook to pay their respects to the much-loved local broadcaster. It is understood she had been battling cancer.
Kay Burley from Sky News Tweeted: “Absolutely stunned to hear news @Emily_News from @KLFM967 has died. I was very impressed by her work. Thoughts with her family and friends.”
Ms Bull, from Peterborough, resigned in May from the west Norfolk radio station as she wasn’t feeling well enough to continue with the breakfast news reading shifts.
Darren Taylor, KL.FM’s managing director, said: “The team at KL.FM are deeply saddened at the news of the sudden death of our friend and former colleague Emily Bull.
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“Emily joined KL.FM in 2013 from BBC radio and quickly established herself as one of the most popular and distinctive voices on the station. She had a great skill at being able to inject her personality into news bulletins.
He added: “Her voice had a deeply rich sound, while her in-depth understanding of west Norfolk and the people that live here allowed her to connect with listeners on a personal level.
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“Emily had the gravitas to deliver incredibly emotive stories but then seconds later she could make listeners laugh by delivering a deadpan one liner.”
Earlier this year, she had been nominated for a prestigious IRN award for Newsreader of the Year.
Simon Rowe, KL.FM’s breakfast show presenter, said: “We’ve had many journalists here at KL.FM and Emily was one of the best. She was bubbly, clever and incredibly funny; she’d make me laugh with her quirky perspective on any subject.
He added: “The irony of it is that Emily passed away as thousands of women and children were running at the Race For Life at Houghton Hall. We’re going to miss her dearly.”
Jake Watson, Mustard TV presenter and close friend of Ms Bull said: “Hilariously quirky and genuinely the nicest person you could wish to meet. She spoke for a living but it was also her favourite hobby – she will be sorely missed.”
North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham said: “My heart felt sympathies go to Emily’s family and loved ones.”