Twinkle in her eye Paul McCartney breaks silence on old friend Janice Longs death

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Paul McCartney has broken his silence on the death of his close friend Janice Long. The Beatles frontman, 79, described the BBC Radio DJ as a “fun-loving lady who always had a twinkle in her eye,” as he paid tribute to the broadcaster in a heartfelt post, following her death aged 66, last month.

I will always have very fond memories of her and of the times we spent together

Paul McCartney

In view of his 4.2 million followers the Liverpudlian paid his respects to his friend.

Paul wrote: “I was very sad to hear that my old Liverpudlian friend Janice Long has passed away.

“Janice was a fun-loving lady who always had a twinkle in her eye.

“She was very knowledgeable about the music scene and whenever we met it was a pleasure and we had a great laugh,” he ended his comment.

He went on: “My sympathies go out to her family and friends.

“We have all lost a great Scouse girl, but I will always have very fond memories of her and of the times we spent together.

“Paul x,” he signed off his post.

Following the devastating news, fans of The Beatles musician took to the comments to pay their respects.

Danny Martinez wrote: “Sir Paul, she is now with John & George, watching over all of us on earth.

“Definitely including you & Ringo. Rest In Peace,” he added.

Joe Johnson commented: “So sorry to see Paul. Please keep warm memories of her close to your heart.”

While Nick Danger wrote: “Sorry for your loss, Paul.

“It’s always heartbreaking when you lose an old friend.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends,” he finished.

Following her death, the star’s agent, Nigel Forsyth, confirmed that the radio DJ had died after a short illness at home on Christmas Day with her family.

His statement said: “Janice was a wonderful, warm human being and exceptional broadcaster.

“She told a brilliant story and always made you roar with laughter with her sharp wit. She will leave behind her husband Paul and two children, who she thought the world of.

“Janice loved the BBC and started her career as a station assistant at BBC Radio Merseyside in 1979, to complete it with the magnificent people at BBC Radio Wales.

“Janice wanted it known she was so thankful to the NHS and all who looked after her there.”

Following the sad news, tributes from fans and colleagues of the BBC Radio DJ came flooding in.

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