Attenborough: Pioneer Of Commercial Radio
Monday 25th August 2014
Tributes are being paid to Richard Attenborough who has died at the age of 90.
The director and actor passed away yesterday and was described by David Cameron as "one of the greats of cinema".
In 1983, Lord Attenborough won eight Oscars for his epic Gandhi - including best film and best director. He was best known for his on screen roles in - Brighton Rock, The Great Escape and Jurassic Park.
He was also a pioneer of commercial radio - and the first voice heard on LBC's sister-station Capital Radio in 1973.
Global's Director of Broadcasting Richard Park says he had an incredible career.
He said: "The amount of areas he was working in, in some situations every day, be it film, television, radio, politics - he was a Labour supporter - the arts in all shapes and forms.
"I think the relationship he built up with the people around him made him extra special.
"We have lost a unique individual."
Global's Founder and Executive President made his heartfelt tribute on Twitter.
Very saddened to hear of the death of Richard Attenborough. He started @CapitalOfficial and steered it through.....— Ashley Tabor (@ashleytabor) August 24, 2014
.....some very tough times in the early days. You will be missed, sir. My thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP— Ashley Tabor (@ashleytabor) August 24, 2014