This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes, 60, took to the micro-blogging site to share a “heartfelt” tribute to Stephen Clements who died suddenly at the age of 47. The father of two's cause of death is currently unknown.
In view of his 995,000 followers, Eamonn wrote: “No more chats @radiostephen...I'll miss you, your listeners will miss you. My heartfelt condolences to your family. A lesson for us all to live life because we don't know how long it will last. Sad, sad times. How can you be gone? #RIP.”
Fans flocked to offer condolences on his loss, as one person said: “Gutted Eamonn. So much for him still to achieve. Such a loss for not only for broadcasting in Northern Ireland but all who knew him.”
Eamonn replied to the tweet: “Can't believe it, Kelly. So Sad.”
Another person commented: “His star was getting brighter and brighter, it’s just not fair Eamonn.”
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This Morning star Eamonn Holmes reacts to tragic news 'How can you be gone?' (Image: WENN/GETTY)
Eamonn Holmes posted a heartfelt tribute following the news of Stephen Clements death (Image: TWITTER • EAMONN HOLMES)
While a third person added: “This news has floored me. The airwaves won't be the same without him. A genuine talent, gone too soon.”
The news of Stephen’s death was released by BBC Northern Ireland Director Peter Johnston who said in a statement: "We are sorry to bring you the sad news of the passing of our colleague Stephen Clements.
"Our thoughts are with Stephen's family, friends and colleagues, at this difficult time."
Yesterday (January 6), a collage of pictures of him, his wife Natasha and their two children Poppy and Robbie was uploaded to his Twitter account.
Stephen Clements was a BBC radio presenter who died