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Farewell to Kathy Secker

Kathy Secker

The funeral has taken place of the former Tyne Tees presenter Kathy Secker.

Former colleagues joined friends and family for the service in Newcastle this lunchtime (December 30).

They heard Kathy described as a star and an incredible figure in North East broadcasting.

Here is former colleague, Roger Tames.

Former ITV Tyne Tees presenter, Mike Neville, was among the mourners. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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Funeral to take place of former Tyne Tees presenter Kathy Secker

Kathy Secker. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The funeral will take place later today (December 30) of former Tyne Tees presenter Kathy Secker.

Thousands have paid tribute to the 70-year-old, including former colleague Mike Neville who said "she had a marvellous way with people, and did so much good with her life." Kathy presented several programmes including Kathy and Co.

Kathy Secker: Honouring the life of a Tyne Tees star

Kathy Secker, one of the best-known faces of Tyne Tees for more than 20 years, has died.

Kathy, 70, was a household name in the region, starting first as a continuity announcer and then as a presenter.

As well as her media work Kathy helped to raise money for a charity in Sunderland providing respite care for children.

Julie Harrison looks back at her life:

Kathy died at her home in Jesmond earlier this week.

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