GenX Radio Suffolk DJ Tim Gough died on his show on Monday morning.

The station tweeted on Monday: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I must inform you, our dear friend and breakfast host Tim Gough passed away this morning while presenting his program.

“Our love for his family, his son, his sister, his brother and his mother. Tim was doing what he loved. He was 55 years old. RIP buddy. X.”

It is understood Gough was broadcasting from a studio at his home when he died.

Another GenX presenter, Mark Eley, was among those who paid tribute.

He said the station was in shock and that he had “learned so much from Tim”, who had a “tremendous” talent and passion for radio.

Nigel Mayes responded on social media and tweeted: “I have had the pleasure of knowing Tim for a few years, I can only echo what so many people are saying – what a lovely man. He will be missed by many. Condolences to Tim’s family xx.

Jason King said: “Tim was one of the nicest people I know.

“A real privilege to have called him a good friend for over 20 years. Thoughts with Isaac and his family, gone way too soon.

David K ​​Game responded to the news on the station’s Facebook page, saying, “Local radio legend from when I listened to him on Orwell and Saxon. Sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues . »

Gough had a 25-year career in radio. He was born and raised in Suffolk.

He also previously worked on other stations in the county, as well as Smooth Radio and stations in the East Midlands.

Updated: October 24, 2022, 10:27 p.m.