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BBC WM presenter Ed Doolan dies aged 76 after dementia battle

BBC WM presenter Ed Doolan dies aged 76 after dementia battle
From BBC - January 16, 2018

Veteran BBC broadcaster Ed Doolan has died aged 76, after suffering with vascular dementia.

Mr Doolan was born in Sydney, Australia, but began his broadcasting career in Cologne in 1970 with the German World Service.

He later moved to Birmingham and joined BBC Radio WM from a commercial station in 1982.

He was the first local radio presenter to be inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame, in 2004.

Mr Doolan was well known for his local radio consumer affairs programme.

He called time on the daily radio show in 2011 and was diagnosed with vascular dementia a year later.

His agent and manager Paul Vaughan said Mr Doolan died in his sleep at home in the early hours of Tuesday. His wife Christine was with him.

Mr Vaughan said: "We have lost a great champion and a truly skilled and popular broadcaster and newspaper columnist."

'People's champion'

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