After a fight with a dangerous disease like cancer, 61-year-old radio show host Gordon Sparks died suddenly near British Columbia.
The athletics commentator and presenter of the BBC Radio Devonshire breakfast show, known locally as Sparky, died at Plymouth’s St Luke’s Hospital.
Gordon Sparks was who?
From Devon in southeastern England, Gordon Sparks was an experienced host for BBC Radio. Sparks, born in 1961, has been most known for hosting the BBC Radio Exeter Breakfast Show. Furthermore, he had been a game commentator for Plymouth Argyle for just an amazing 32 years.
Sparks was a passionate fan of the Plymouth Argyle F.C. as a Plymouth native. His slightly partisan analysis of games aired on BBC Radio Devon makes it quite clear. Before leaving the radio because of health issues, he had a long career.
Dead of Gordon Sparks:
The sports commentator and a presenter of the BBC Radio Devon breakfast show, known locally as Sparky, died suddenly at Plymouth’s St Luke’s Hospital. For 32 years, Sparks had worked as a game commentator for Plymouth Argyle FC and led the train’s breakfast show for many years.
Sparks stated in his last Twitter tweets that his tumor had “slightly grown larger.”
Antibiotics were not functioning in the lungs. A liver transplant tumor. Soon to also be transferred to St Luke’s Hospice for several weeks or even a few short months, based on what I’ve been told.
Sparks thanked the nurses on the unit in his final tweet. The radio personality has gotten many accolades.
RIP Gordon Sparks @SparksyOnRadio. Not only did we have our passion for #pafc in common but also a love of the #NFL and travelling to the US to see our favourite teams. I’ll forever think of you when the Cleveland #Browns score comes in… pic.twitter.com/5cQiLAGtju
— Debbie Lloyd (@debbielloyd24) October 16, 2022
People showing love:
Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies MBE hailed him “the sporting face of Plymouth,” while bandmate Bastille percussionist Chris Wood said he was “very gutted.”
He would always play an important part in the Argyle saga and, for many decades, the voice that drew us all closer through the airwaves. A more beautiful individual and an irreplaceable skill, as per Mr. Wood.
Gordon played every one of these parts, but his portrayal as a true professional is what I will recall him for.
According to Stephanie Marshall, director of BBC South and South West, it is a very sad day for BBC Radio Devon. Our prayers and thoughts are now with Gordon’s close friends, family, and fans. “Gordon was a broadcast legend; he was honest and brave in the worst circumstances.
What prompted Gordon Sparks’ death at the age of 61?
Gordon Sparks passed away after a cancer battle. The radio personality disclosed in May that two tumors in his throat resulted from his cancer. His health had become so bad that his vocal cords could not continue to produce sound properly.
According to studies, he had another liver tumor, and his lungs had stopped responding to antibiotics. Sparks was having a great deal of difficulty inhaling as well.
Before dying on Sunday, he was getting treatment for the same illness. Before that, Sparks had her first testicular cancer diagnosis 17 years prior. He received the same care and was healed from the sickness.