Broadcaster Jamie Crick has died at the age of 57

Jazz FM and Scala Radio presenter Jamie Crick has passed away aged 57 after a short illness.

Jamie, who was last on-air at Jazz FM yesterday afternoon, began his radio career in 1988 at Guildford based County Sound in Surrey, then spent a few years in BBC Radio before joining Classic FM in 1993, where he worked for 20 years.

He joined Jazz FM in 2014 and went on to host Breakfast then afternoon Drive.

In addition to his Jazz FM programme, Jamie presented a weekend show on Scala Radio and previously hosted on LBC. He was a founder and Content Director at the theatre station, Encore Radio and set up one of the UK’s first digital radio services – Gaydar Radio, where he was also Station Director.

His sad death on Tuesday morning was shared by his family on social media, and on Jazz FM this afternoon.

A spokesperson for Jazz FM and Scala Radio paid tribute: “Jamie Crick was a broadcaster through and through and played an integral role on our radio stations.

“He was also a great friend to his colleagues at Jazz FM, Scala Radio and the wider Bauer Media teams. He will be sorely missed by them all, along with his friends and listeners.

“Our radio stations have a big gap to fill and will pay tribute accordingly in the near future, but while they all come to terms with Jamie’s unexpected passing, they will continue to broadcast the music that he loved in his honour every day.

“Our deepest condolences are with his family and loved ones at this time.”