BBC Presenter dies suddenly
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BBC Presenter dies suddenly

One of Wales’ best-loved broadcasters Ray Gravell has died suddenly at the age of 56 from what is thought to be a heart attack while on holiday with his family in Spain.

Grav, as he was known to listeners on the West Wales opt out of BBC Radio Cymru was a former rugby player who won 23 international caps for Wales and played for the British Lions.

The legendary commentaries that Ray provided on BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Television will be missed.

Siân Gwynedd, Editor, Radio Cymru, said: "Grav was a truly unique personality and he was always full of energy and warmth. His closeness to people and his infectious enthusiasm made him an extremely special presenter.

"West is best' was one of his favourite sayings and the audience in the west was always very close to his heart. “

Ray had 2 daughters Manon and Gwenan and wife Mari.

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0 0 369 01 November, 2007 Industry News 6:49 pm 200711 Thursday, November 1st, 2007

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