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Tributes pour in for former Radio 1 presenter Mike Smith

Former Radio 1 presenter Mike Smith has died at the age of 59. Smith, who was married to fellow television personality Sarah Greene, died in hospital on Friday from complications connected to his recent major heart surgery.

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Fellow Breakfast Show star Mike Read pays tribute to Mike Smith

Fellow Breakfast Show alumnus Mike Read was among those to pay tribute to "affable, business-like" Smith today. The DJ and television personality said: "The news is just devastating. Sarah and Mike were a wonderful couple - it is truly horrible to hear. "I knew Mike as there were only five of us to have presented the Breakfast Show at that time.

"He became a mainstay of Radio 1, was highly successful on television too, and started up his own business which he was very good at. "I worked with Sarah for a number of years, including around the time of the crash, so I was very fond of them both. "The helicopter crash was really bad but they just got on with it and married. "Mike was a very affable guy, fantastically business-like. It's a real loss and has come as quite a shock."

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