AMs pay tribute to former First Minister Rhodri Morgan

Cardiff North AM Julie Morgan had paid tribute to her late husband - the former First Minister Rhodri Morgan.

Mr Morgan died suddenly last Wednesday aged 77.

First Minister Carwyn Jones opened tributes in the Senedd to his predecessor. Mr Jones recalled how he'd been appointed to the Welsh cabinet by a man he regarded as a father figure.

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Rhodri Morgan 'died while cycling' near Cardiff

ITV Wales understands that Rhodri Morgan collapsed and died while cycling in the lanes near his home.

South Wales Police say officers were called to an incident involving the former First Minister in the Wenvoe area shortly after 5pm on Wednesday evening.

Officers and paramedics went to the scene after reports that a man had been taken ill, but say Mr Morgan was pronounced dead at the scene.

Friends have told ITV Wales "he died doing what he loved".

The coroner has been informed.

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