TV star Lorraine Kelly has shared a heartfelt tribute to a former colleague after his passing.
Paul Reizin was described as “funny and smart as a whip,” by Lorraine, 61, as she took to Twitter to share her tribute.
Announcing his death, a statement read: “We are very sad that TV-am reporter Paul Reizin has died, seen here in typical character… playing the part of King James 1st for a Good Morning Britain feature in 1989.”
Lorraine then replied to the Tweet by saying: “Sad news. A lovely man. Funny and smart as a whip.”
Paul’s other colleagues also joined Lorraine in paying tribute to the late TV reporter.
BBC Journalist Nick Owen wrote: “Terrible news. What a character he was – good journalist and hugely entertaining colleague.”
Another said: “Very sad news Nick. Paul always used to pick up the most interesting stories. Lovely to work with. I feel like my Mum when she started to lose old friends. RIP Paul.”
Someone else added: “Very sad news indeed, thoughts with Paul’s family and friends.”
Paul first started out in media working with the press and radio before beginning a TV career.
He worked both behind and in front of the camera and he was heavily involved in factual entertainment programming.