The BBC presenter, who usually hosts the Andrew Marr Show every Sunday morning, announced the sad news on Twitter this evening. He said his colleague Nick Robinson will be standing in for him this Sunday.
Andrew Marr wrote on Twitter: “Good luck and thanks Nick Robinson for taking over Sunday’s show.
“My lovely dad has just died and I am out of action.”
The presenter was flooded with well wishes and messages of condolences from colleagues and other social media users.
BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty said: “Sending love and condolences x.”
Julia Hartley-Brewer, TalkRadio breakfast host, wrote: “I’m so sorry Andrew. My condolences. X”
Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner said: “So sorry to hear the news about yr dad, sending my deepest condolences to you and the family x.”
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