The husband of BBC Presenter Dianne Oxberry gave her an emotional tribute today after she died of cancer at the age of 51.
Ms. Oxberry, a mother of two, has found fame as a companion to Steve Wright and Simon Mayo on Radio 1 and the news of her death has caused the fall of her colleagues today.
She then trained as a meteorologist and joined BBC North West in 1994, where she became a television star for 24 years.
Her husband, Ian Hindle, in mourning, said that his death would have devastating effects not only on his own family, but also on all other people in the country who "welcomed him every night at home".
The broadcaster was working until mid-December, but died Thursday morning at Manchester Christie Hospital, as a result of his "short illness."
Ms. Oxberry lived in Manchester with her husband, who is a cameraman, and their two young children.
Mr. Hindle said today, "Dianne was an extraordinary wife and mother who fully embraced life. She and I will miss her children more than anyone can imagine.
"She inspired everyone who knew and loved her, but also those who looked at her and welcomed her every night, as if she were also part of their family.
"She will leave a huge void in our lives but because of the remarkable person she was, she will always live in our hearts".
BBC presenter Dianne Oxberry died suddenly at the age of 51 after recently diagnosed with cancer.
The mother of two married children (left in 2016) has been reconverted into a meteorologist and became a weather presenter at BBC North West in 1994. She lived with her husband Ian (right) and two children.
The comedian Peter Kay is one day on all fours to approach her while she was making her predictions on live television.
Simon Mayo and Dan Walker led tributes to Dianne, whose death is announced today.
The weather presenter, Simon King, said this morning on BBC Radio 5 Live: "It's devastating, absolutely devastating. It was such a fast process, all that. It struck us like a ton of bricks.
Dianne was also adored by comedian Peter Kay, who was one day on all fours to approach her while she was making her live television predictions.
Holding her in his arms, he said: "God love Dianne Oxberry. You made the sun for everyone.
The couple met on Saturday morning's children's television show, The 8:15 from Manchester, and moved to London when she joined Radio 1.
Simon Mayo tweeted this morning: "Devastated to hear this news. She was a wonderful and joyous part of our breakfast team at Radio 1. I loved working with her. My condolences to his family & # 39;
The star of the BBC Breakfast, Dan Walker, wrote: "Dear me. It's incredibly sad. What an amazing woman was Dianne and a professional broadcaster. Devastating news for his family. Ripping & # 39 ;.
Jane Garvey, presenter of Woman & # 39; s Hour, paid tribute to Oxberry on Twitter by writing: "Dianne was a great voice for BBC, an incredibly supportive colleague. Thank you for having spoken #BBCWomen & # 39;
Mike Read, former DJ of Radio 1, wrote: "I was shocked to learn about the existence of Dianne Oxberry, which I remember very well from Radio One, who was working with Steve Wright and Simon Mayo. Very sad news to start the day.
Professor Brian Cox said, "Very sad to hear that Dianne Oxberry has passed away. Anyone who has lived in the Northwest in the last 20 years will know what a great broadcaster she was. "
Jennie McAlpine, who plays Fiz in the Manchester-based drama Coronation Street, wrote on Twitter: "I'm sorry to hear that. All love Dianne's family.
Simon King, friend and weather presenter, posted this group picture after choking on the radio today.
The presenter of the BBC has found the glory of working with Steve Wright and Simon Mayo on Radio 1, photographed with Mr. Wright and Paul McCartney.
Dianne Oxberry photographed with Simon Mayo and Radio 1 co-host, Caron Keating, who would also die of cancer in 2004
She recently participated in a 100-mile relay walk for Children in Need, but has fallen ill in recent months.
Roger Johnson, presenter of BBC North West, said, "We are sorry for Dianne's death. It's almost impossible to understand. Dianne was northwest tonight. It's hard to imagine the program without it.
"Our thoughts are with Ian and the whole family of Dianne. We hope that they will find solace in the knowledge that so many people have loved Dianne and will regret it terribly. & # 39;
After returning to the northwest in the 1990s, she presented the lunch show of BBC Radio Manchester and later, the station's flagship broadcast.
Her family was her passion, but she was also a "full time pet collector" avowed herself, a lover of animals, especially horses.
Dianne (right with Pudsey) was still working in December and participated in a 100-mile relay walk for Children in Need with co-hosts Roger Johnson and Annabel Tiffin.
The mother of two became the weather presenter for BBC North West in 1994 until her death.
Annabel Tiffin, also presenter of North West Tonight, said: "This is a huge shock for all of us. I can hardly believe Dianne is dead. She was loved by our viewers, by all of us in North West Tonight. My heart is breaking for his family.
& # 39; Di was so talented, so beautiful, so funny and so full of life. On screen, she was a star, radiating warmth and good humor. Off screen, she was a wonderful colleague, a loyal friend, and I will miss her terribly.
Helen Thomas, director of BBC England, said that Oxberry had "a remarkable career" and added, "She was a brilliant meteorological host, she showed that she could do serious journalism with Inside Out and to be able to broadcast the broadcast with flying colors when needed.
"It was above all an adorable woman whose sudden and shocking death deprived the BBC of one of our brightest stars. I think of all his family and friends in this awful time.