Lance Hardy Death : Former BBC Sports Editor Passed Away .

By | September 10, 2021


Lance Hardy Death : Former BBC Sports Editor Passed Away .

Lance Hardy, a successful author, journalist and international television producer –  a media trainer and publishing consultant at CGM has sad passed away.

His death was confirmed by several sources on social media on  August 30. 2021.

Lance Hardy was a successful author, journalist and international television producer – and a media trainer and publishing consultant at CGM. He was also a former Sports Editor at BBC SPORT

A former BBC TV Sport program editor (Football Focus, Final Score and Match of the Day), Lance has worked closely with some of the top names in the sport television industry during his career.

Lance has also edited Late Kick Off for BBC Sport, The Cricket Show for Sky Sport in New Zealand, and the Paralympics for Channel 4 in recent years, as well as working for HBS (at FIFA competitions around the world) and other host broadcasters and international clients. According to his profile by chrisgreenmedia

Reacting to the news of Lance Hardy death, @rebeccalowetv wrote on Instagram.

Rest in peace Lance Hardy. I am in shock and so sad that we have lost this great man.

I wish I could put up a photo of us together from my days at the BBC but they’re all in a photo album back home. No iPhones back in the day!

Lance was a great man of broadcasting, storytelling and all round goodness.

In October 2002 my phone rang and it was Lance. He told me I had won BBC’s Search for a Football Reporter and that meant a 6 month contract on the BBC. From that moment on he backed me, supported me and without him I wouldn’t have this career. He championed a 22 year old female (rather rare back then) without an ounce of journalism experience and put her on network TV within 5 weeks. He was strong in his beliefs and never wavered that I could make it. My gratitude for him is unending and this news has shaken me.

I want to pay tribute to a man who loved football more than maybe anyone I’ve ever known. The biggest Sunderland fan there was; he wrote the brilliant book ‘Sunderland and 73’.

Lance was hilarious company. His storytelling was legendary. His journalistic nous was second to none. He was just all round a brilliant chap and my thoughts are with his young family. Lance thank you. For everything. Rest in peace.

Alex Stone wrote wrote on twitter

More Condolences – Comments and Reactions.


Steve Bower wrote
So shocked to hear about Lance Hardy, wonderful memories from the @BBCSport late kick off series we did together but above all else a great friend, passionate about his football and loved a pint, taken way too soon. Awful news. RIP mate.

Dan O’Hagan wrote
So sad to hear of Lance Hardy’s death today. One of the very best of people at BBC Sport. An all-round good guy.

Jo Currie wrote
Devastated to hear the news that Lance Hardy has passed away. A true champion of women’s football and the loveliest of guys. I was incredibly lucky to have worked with him on the road at the 2019 World Cup. He kept us laughing every day.

Thoughts are with his family x


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