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Radio veteran Mike Dickin dies

talkSPORT late-night radio phone-in host Mike Dickin has died in a car crash near his home in Cornwall. One of the great figures of speech broadcasting, Mike joined the then Talk Radio in 1995 and has been with the station ever since.

The presenter, who was in his 60s, was involved in a six car pile-up on the A30 on Monday. He was airlifted to hospital, but pronounced dead on arrival.

Listeners dubbed Mike "Britian's Angriest Man" for his outspoken views, but he was also known as "The King" because of his apparent resemblance to Henry VIII.

Mike started his career as the first voice on air at BBC Radio Oxford in 1970, and later worked for BBC Radio 4, LBC and Capital Radio.

He most recently did the weekend overnight shift on talkSPORT, from a studio at his home in Bodmin Moor, and was last on-air this weekend.

He filled in for James Whale during Whale's battle with kidney cancer. His colleague today paid tribute to him, calling him "the original grumpy old man".

Whale will pay tribute to Dickin in his programme on Thursday night.

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