Joe Lyons, Senior Producer of Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp, has died.
Roman Kemp and the team paid an emotional tribute to Producer Joe on the show this morning just after 8am.
“We’re a massive family at Capital, and you’re part of that, and I wanted to share some really sad news with you,” Roman said.
Roman went on to let listeners know about losing his best friend and the impact Joe made to him and his colleagues.
Last Tuesday, very suddenly, we lost one of our best friends – and our colleague – Producer Joe. He was not just part of the Capital Breakfast family, but a loved member of the whole team. ? pic.twitter.com/IZaoflj8VP
— Capital (@CapitalOfficial) August 10, 2020
Joe has been producing Roman at Capital since 2016, starting producing him on the evening show then moving to breakfast a year later.
He has worked for Global for almost 10 years, previously at LBC and as a video content producer. He also produced Capital Breakfast when it was hosted by Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon.
Joe was one of the ReelWorld Radio Academy 30 under 30 in 2016 and also had spells at Apple Music and talkSPORT.
Roman Kemp and the breakfast show team Sian Welby and Sonny Jay left the show during Tuesday morning last week when they found out the sad news.
So proud of the whole Capital team this morning, we’ve all been a bit lost for words this past week but @ariannemerry and all of the breakfast guys produced this most incredible tribute to @joe_lyons this morning, beautifully delivered by his best mate Roman https://t.co/ppoxv70e2A
— Ryan Hunter (@RyanHunterUK) August 10, 2020
Moved to tears listening to your beautiful & heartfelt tribute @romankemp My deepest sympathies to the family & friends of Joe Lyons aka Producer Joe. An amazing & talented man. Sending ? to all the @CapitalOfficial Breakfast Show Team @SonnyJay @Sianwelby & @global colleagues.
— Kevin Hughes (@Popprince) August 10, 2020
I watched this from @romankemp with tears streaming down my face. Joe Lyons worked at @LBC before moving to Capital, and answered the phones on my Drivetime show. The most optimistic, bouncy person you could ever hope to meet. My heart goes out to his family. https://t.co/LC68gwDn2J
— Iain Dale (@IainDale) August 10, 2020
This is unbearably sad news. I’m so sorry to hear this. Incredibly brave to go on air and do such an amazing tribute. Please look after yourselves. Sending all my love x
— Greg James (@gregjames) August 10, 2020
So sad to hear that @joe_lyons has sadly passed away. I'll never forget how kind you were to Ollie aka #littleroman when he rocked up to @CapitalOfficial. Oh and the Sunday night you begged me to do the VO for the Monday. You are one of life's decent kind souls. Sleep tight xx ? pic.twitter.com/5j94PVZ4Sj
— Martine, Henry & Ollie Morris ? (@martinemorris) August 10, 2020
We're sending our deepest condolences to friends and family of Joe Lyons this morning as we hear the very sad news that a ReelWorld Radio Academy 30u30 alumnus from 2016 has passed away. https://t.co/i325s0lpqF
— The Radio Academy (@radioacademy) August 10, 2020
This is the first time I have been brought to tears by an obituary of a person I had never heard of until today he must have been one hello of a guy. RIP Joe Lyons.
— Lynne Birkhead (@LynneBirkhead1) August 10, 2020
This is very very sad news. I remember Joe Lyons walking into Global to work at LBC & was one of the many talented people who came through system & then progressed. But he always stopped and said hi too. What a shock and so very young. My thoughts with family & all friends ? xx https://t.co/CjZIqiiunb
— John Cushing (@JohnCushing_) August 10, 2020
I too worked with Joe Lyons when he first came to LBC. He was everything that @romankemp describes – an excellent man who loved life. The radio industry is poorer without him. What a shock. https://t.co/mBPaxatCCa
— Alex Farrell (@RadioFarrell) August 10, 2020
Feel so sad woke up hearing about @joe_lyons the chats we would have about “real music” during my time at Capital, the side hustles, every intern havin a crush on him. He was a badass incredible guy. I’m truly shocked sending love and so much prayers to his family and friends ? pic.twitter.com/FY08gLJWO2
— MAX (@ThisIsMax) August 10, 2020
This video broke me. Sending so much love to @romankemp and everyone at @CapitalOfficial at this difficult time, following the loss of their colleague Joe Lyons, known to listeners as Producer Joe. https://t.co/aDSoEdvIGf
— Elliot Gonzalez (@elliot_gonzalez) August 10, 2020