Simon Yaxley, a famed BBC presenter and producer, passed away earlier today unexpectedly. Read on to learn how did Simon Yaxley die, what happened to him, and what was the cause of his death.
Simon had been working for the BBC for the last five years. Before that, he had a successful career in commercial radio including stints at Lakeland Radio in Kendal before it was bought by Global and changed to Smooth Radio.
Who was Simon Yaxley?
Simon Yaxley was a BBC Cumbria journalist, presenter, and producer. Born in 1969, Simon was fondly known as “Yakkers” within the Cumbrian pantomime and amateur dramatic societies. He had a passion for drama and appeared in a number of performances at theatres.
Yaxley came to Cumbria from Clacton-on-Sea in Essex and presented the breakfast show on Lakeland Radio. He remained there until it was bought out from CN Group in 2017 and then went to Radio Cumbria.
Yaxley became known across the nation for his distinctive voice and addictive way of presenting. He had become a staple on Radio Cumbria and a mundane part of many people’s daily lives.
How did Simon Yaxley die?
Simon Yaxley died on Wednesday, December 21, 2022. He was 53 years old at the time of his death. The famous radio presenter passed away suddenly at his home in Carlisle in the afternoon.
The heartbreaking news of Simon Yaxley’s death was announced by a BBC Radio Cumbria spokesperson via social media.
“The BBC Radio Cumbria presenter Simon Yaxley has died. He was found at his home in Carlisle yesterday afternoon. He has been a BBC presenter for the past five years and also worked for commercial radio in Cumbria. Our condolences go to his family, friends and listeners,” the saddening post states.
Simon Yaxley dead at 53: What was the cause of death?
Simon Yaxley died suddenly at his home in Carlisle this past Wednesday. His death came as a shock to many including countless of his listeners across the nation. Many were concerned as to what led to the radio presenter’s passing at an age when no one expected him to go away.
However, the specific cause of the death of Simon Yaxley was not revealed in the statement announcing his passing. We are trying to reach out to the people close to Yaxley to gather more information about the tragedy.
We will update this section when more information is available including the circumstances involving Yaxley’s death. Until then, we advise you to not believe in any rumors available online.
Tributes Emerge Online for BBC’s Simon Yaxley
Following his death at 53, tributes have appeared on social media for BBC’s Simon Yaxley, also known as “Yakkers.”
Everyone remembers him as a kind-hearted, genuine, and fun guy who will remain in our memories forever. The funeral arrangements are reportedly pending along with an obituary for Simon Yaxley.
Our deepest condolences go out to Yaxley’s family and friends. May God let his soul rest in peace and offer strength to the needy during these tough times.