ROMAN Kemp has talked about his devastation at one of his good friend’s passing away.
The 27-year-old radio star paid tribute to his pal Joe Lyons on his Capital Breakfast Show.
Who was Joe Lyons?
Jow worked as the Capital Breakfast Show’s producer, alongside his best friend Roman.
Roman has revealed he “passed away very suddenly” on August 4, 2020.
Joe’s cause of death has not been revealed.
He was a much-loved member of the Capital FM team, often referred to as Producer Joe.
What has Roman Kemp said about Joe Lyons?
On August 10, 2020 Roman spoke about his “best friend” Joe.
Choking up, an emotional Roman, said: “We wanted to share some really sad news. I never thought I’d have to do this ever.
“Last Tuesday, very suddenly, we lost one of our best friends. Our producer Joe, he was a member of the Capital Breakfast family.
“We are trying to process this all together. We wanted to share this news with you.
He continued: “Joe had worked for Global, the parent company, for nine years.
“He was the very first person I met when I walked through the door. I remember thinking he was a bit of a Del Boy.
“He was with me right from my very first show. He taught me everything I didn’t know about sitting in a radio studio without him.”
After Roman made his emotional tribute to his pal he went and got a tattoo in memory of him.
Who else has paid tribute to Joe Lyons?
Roman’s mum, Shirlie Kemp shared a tribute to Joe on his final Instagram post, shared on June 20, 2020.
She wrote: “God Bless you Joe …. you were and always will be so loved.”
Joe’s friend and Capital Breakfast presenter Vick Hope, shared her heartbreak as well.
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Sharing a series of pictures of them, she wrote: “Our Joe. My JoeJoe. My special, magical, beautiful friend. We signed off every message with “I love you, buddy”, and yet I’m worried I still didn’t tell you enough.
“Look at everything you made, Joe. Everything you achieved, what you built, who you inspired..”
She ended with: “We never wanted the party to end, and I don’t believe this one is over either; I’ll just see you at the afterparty. Until then, I love you, buddy.