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BBC Scotland presenter Nick Sheridan, 32, ‘collapsed while running’ before dying with family by his side

BBC Scotland presenter and children’s author Nick Sheridan died after ‘collapsing while running’ at the age of 32, friends said today.

The journalist, from Wexford in Ireland, was out jogging when he is said to have suddenly collapsed – for the second time in recent weeks – after suffering a brain aneurysm.

Mr Sheridan, who was best known for presenting shows including Drivetime and Reporting Scotland, died on Wednesday after several days in intensive care, surrounded by family.

t is understood to have happened just days after another occasion where he is said to have also passed out while running.

BBC Scotland announced his passing on social media this morning, with the BBC reporting Sheridan died after a ‘short illness’.

First Minister of Scotland Humza Yousaf led tributes to Sheridan as he began his weekly questions in the Scottish Parliament chamber, describing him as a ‘extremely talented journalist and author’.

Former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also paid tribute to the ‘talented and vivacious’ star today, while his colleagues at the broadcaster remembered him as a ‘lovely man’.

He is best known for presenting Drivetime, Lunchtime Live and the Sunday Show. He later wrote a book series for children which included The Case of the Runaway Brain and The Case of the Phantom Treasure.

On Thursday lunchtime, BBC Reporting Scotland aired a tribute to Mr Sheridan, consisting of a black and white picture of him along with his years of life.

A minute’s silence for him was also held at BBC Scotland offices, it was reported.

The presenter’s last post on X dated February 24 read: ‘On air from 8am with your weekend edition of Good Morning Scotland, reflecting on 2 years since Putin‘s order for a Russian invasion of Ukraine.’

Head of News and Current Affairs at BBC Scotland Gary Smith said in a statement: ‘Nick has been a wonderful colleague. He was a hugely talented journalist, presenter and author – and one of those rare people who light up the lives of everyone around them.

‘Funny, clever, kind. A lovely man.

‘Our hearts go out to his parents, to his partner, and to all his family and friends.’

Sheridan reported for Ireland’s national broadcaster RTÉ News, before moving to Glasgow, and presenting STV News and the BBC.

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