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BBC Journalist Nick Sheridan Dies From Brain Aneurism After Collapsing While Jogging

A BBC Scotland journalist has died at the age of 32 after suffering a brain aneurysm.

Nick Sheridan collapsed while jogging and was put into an induced coma by doctors. according to In the Telegraph. His friends said he died surrounded by his family on Wednesday night, more than a week after the collapse.

BBC Scotland news director Gary Smith paid tribute to Mr Sheridan in a statement released on Thursday morning.

“He was an incredibly talented journalist, presenter and author, one of those rare people who brightened the lives of those around him. Funny, smart and kind. A wonderful person,” Smith said. Told. “My heart goes out to his parents, his partner Lewis, and all his family and friends with whom I have spent the past 10 days.”

First Minister Humza Yousaf praised him during weekly questions in the Scottish Parliament.

“Nick was a very talented journalist and author. He will be greatly missed. Many of us in this chamber have had some pretty tough calls from Nick, whether it's on BBC Drivetime or other programmes. He is being interrogated,” Yousaf said. “Our thoughts are with his family, his many friends and indeed his colleagues at what is undoubtedly a very sad time.”

Sheridan has hosted a variety of programs on the BBC Scotland Channel, including Report Scotland, Drivetime and Nine and Seven Days. BBC. He joined the network in 2018. (Related: NBC affiliate anchor Leslie Swick Van Ness dies suddenly during family vacation in Florida)

Originally from Ireland, Sheridan has worked in broadcast journalism for over 10 years, including two years reporting for RTE News2day. She then joined BBC Scotland as a researcher and eventually became a camera journalist, presenter and correspondent.

The outlet said he left his staff position to work on children's books, but remained at BBC Scotland as a contributor.

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