ITV broadcaster Gary Burgess dies aged 46 after long battle with cancer

An ITV news journalist has died after a long battle with cancer.

Channel Islands broadcaster Gary Burgess died “peacefully” in a hospice yesterday.

Husband Alan confirmed the tragedy in a statement as he paid tribute to the NHS staff who had helped him during his final weeks.

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He said, “During his career in journalism and broadcasting, Gary would have seen any variation of word that portrayed a person’s strength and courage, their wit and humor, their kindness and generosity, their stubbornness and determination, their sense of mischief and their enjoyment of Life describes simple joys.

“To avoid stereotypes, I’m just going to misquot one line of dialogue from the last episode of The West Wing, which is one of Gary’s favorite shows and something is said from spouse to spouse with love and pride.” You’ve done a lot of good, Gary . Much good.'”

Gary, who lived in Jersey Alan, was first diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1999.

He was treated with chemotherapy and two tumors were removed in 2015 and 2016.

Gary had documented his fight against the disease on his blog and often posted positive, lighthearted and humorous posts about his treatment.

But in 2020, he valiantly shared that his cancer was incurable and only had six to twelve months to live after tumors spread between his heart and lungs.

In November he tragically announced that he was “going to die soon”.

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