Tributes have been made today in memory of Dianne Oxberry (BBC weather presenter), who has died at 51.
Who was Dianne Oxberry, anyway?
Diane Clare Oxberry was conceived on November 28, 1967, in Sunderland.
She was an English broadcaster and a weather presenter for BBC.
She was the main weather host on North West Tonight from 1995 to her death.
How did Dianne die?
Dianne passed away on January 10, 2019, at Manchester’s Christie Hospital, which cares for cancer patients.
According to reports, she died from a brief illness.
Her BBC colleagues found out that she was ill in January and were shocked to hear about her death.
What year did Dianne start working for Radio 1?
Dianne started her broadcasting career in Radio 1 in the early 1990s.
She began her career at the station, working with Steve Wright.
Later, Dianne joined Simon Mayo’s team on-air for weekday morning breakfast.
What was the first time Dianne became a weather presenter
After she left Radio 1, she studied meteorology at The Met Office College.
She was soon qualified and joined BBC North West as the first weather presenter in 1995.
She also forecasts, but she used to co-present the BBC Radio Manchester weekday morning show.
Was Dianne married?
Dianne has left behind Ian Hindle (a TV camera operator).
After getting married in 1993, the couple moved to Sale in Manchester.
They met while working together on The 8:15 Kids TV Show from Manchester.
Ian paid tribute to his wife by saying: “Dianne, an amazing wife and mother, who lived life fully.”
“She was an inspiration for all who knew her and loved her, but also to those who welcomed her into their homes every night as if they were their own family.”
He said, “She will leave us a huge void in our lives, but because of her remarkable personality, we will always remember her.” She will be missed by my children and me more than anyone could imagine.