Steve Lee dead at 68: Tributes paid to much-loved BBC and Sky Sports reporter and broadcaster

TRIBUTES have poured in for legendary Sky Sports and BBC broadcaster Steve Lee following his death aged 68.

He covered football and cricket in the Midlands for over 30 years with both his face and voice a familiarity to the region’s sport fans.

His daughter Rebecca confirmed the tragic news on Monday, tweeting: “It is with the heaviest heart that I share that we lost our lovely Dad, Steve Lee, very suddenly on Sunday.

“We are coming to terms with the news and will share details of the funeral when we are able to. Love you Dad.”

The grandfather’s death was met with huge sadness.

And a host of tributes flooded in on social media, with Gary Hughes, Sky Sports Director of Football, leading them.

He wrote: “Everyone is shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Steve,a great friend of Sky Sports.

“Steve was a highly respected reporter within the industry and an informative voice on Sky's Football League coverage.

“We will miss him very much. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”

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BBC Midlands tweeted: “It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of our former sports presenter Steve Lee at the age of 68.

“A superb broadcaster who will be sadly missed.

“The thoughts of everyone here at BBC Midlands Today are with his family and friends at this time.”

Coventry City’s official club account tweeted: “We’re sorry to learn the news that Steve Lee, who covered the Sky Blues for BBC Midlands and Sky Sports for many years, has sadly passed away.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with Steve’s family and friends at this sad time.”

And as the sad news continued to be spread, more flooded in:

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