Former High Gear presenter Sue Baker has died age 67 after a battle with motor neurone illness.
The TV icon of the ’80s died “with household round her”, based on an announcement launched by Baker’s family members.
Her household mentioned: “It’s with very nice disappointment that we share the information of Sue’s passing.
“A doting mom to Ian and Hannah, a loving grandmother to Tom and George, a beautiful mother-in-law to Lucy.
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“She handed at residence this morning with household round her.”
The assertion went on to explain Baker as “a gifted and prolific author, a charismatic TV presenter, and a passionate animal lover”.
“She had a life and profession that many would envy, however did all of it with such grace that she was admired and revered by all who knew her,” it continued.
“We all know she meant a lot to so many. Thanks to everybody who has supported her over the previous few years as she battled with MND.”
Sue Baker is remembered by automobile lovers, followers of High Gear and journalists as a pioneering trailblazer.
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Baker joined sequence 4 of BBC’s High Gear again in 1980 on greater than 100 episodes of the sequence till she left in 1991. Her function was ultimately taken over by Jeremy Clarkson.
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The TV character left High Gear in 1991 to proceed working as a motoring journalist.
Baker arrange and ran the Motor Racing Information Service, primarily based on the Kent motor racing observe Manufacturers Hatch. She was additionally the Observer‘s motoring editor for 13 years.
Over on Twitter, there was an outpouring of grief from journalists and others who had labored with Baker.
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