PUBLISHED: 20:22, Wed, Jan 6, 2021 | UPDATED: 20:22, Wed, Jan 6, 2021
Sir Tom Jones, 80, took to Twitter and shared a picture alongside radio DJ Rita Houston where he offered a touching tribute. The Voice UK host said it was a "great loss" as he was swiftly supported by many of his 594,000 followers.
The legendary crooner praised the late presenter for her "knowledge" and "great warmth".
Sir Tom penned: "The passing of @RitaHoustonWFUV is a great loss to artists and listeners alike.
"She was a wonderful presenter who possessed not only great knowledge but natural intelligence, warmth, and good humour. She will be missed…RIP Rita."Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Fans of the singer flocked to offer their support to Tom, as they shared their condolences.
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Tom Jones inundated with support as he speaks out on 'great' loss (Image: GETTY/BBC)
Sir Tom Jones took the opportunity to offer his condolences (Image: ITV)
One person penned: "I’m so sorry for your loss, Sir Tom. My deepest condolences thoughts and prayers go out to her family."
"My deepest sympathy for her loved ones and to you Sir Tom for the loss of a friend," a social media user replied.
While a third added: "My condolences to you for the loss of your friend and to her family for their loss as well! RIP Rita."
Rita had been a programme director at WFUV, a listener-supported station licensed to Fordham University in New York City.