Veteran broadcaster Roger Moore dies
Veteran broadcaster Roger Moore passed away on Thursday in London after prolonged illness.
He was 56 years old.
“It is with great sadness that I must announce that after a long and protracted illness, my brother, Roger Eamonn Floyd Moore has passed away… He died peacefully at home in London, England surrounded by his family and visited by his friends,” his brother Edward Moore said in a statement yesterday.
Moore was born in England but migrated to Guyana with his family as a teen. However, he referred to Guyana as home as he spent most of his adult life here. He returned to his country of birth in 2005 for medical checkups and was advised by his physicians to remain in the country for treatment as he was diagnosed with a series of illnesses, including type 2 diabetes.
The former host of the ‘Come Home to Roger’ television show, which was later named ‘At Home with Roger,’ worked from 1982 to 1995 at the then Guyana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC). “He read the news, hosted interviews, produced documentaries, conducted live outside broadcasts, talk shows and produced and anchored GBC’s Action Line,” his brother said.