Peter Sissons, a legendary BBC news presenter, died last night at the age of 77. His death was reported by the BBC, citing his management company, with the news organization noting that Sissons “died peacefully” in Maidstone Hospital in Kent.
Sissons worked at ITN before joining the BBC in 1989, where he went on to anchor major news bulletins and host flagship current affairs show Question Time.
BBC director general Tony Hall said, “Peter Sissons was one of the great television figures of his time – as an interviewer, presenter and world-class journalist.
“During his distinguished career he was one of the most recognizable and well-respected faces of television news. He was always a great person to be with and to work with. He will be missed by his many friends and colleagues and our thoughts are with his family.”
Sissons is survived by his wife and three children.
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