Tony Morris has died, according to a statement posted online on Aug. 3, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
— ITV Granada Reports (@GranadaReports) August 3, 2020
We lost our incredible dad on Saturday morning. He was more than a parent, he was also our best friend. We are utterly heartbroken, but so grateful for the time we had with him
We will be offline with family for a while, but so appreciative of the lovely messages
Nat & Becky x pic.twitter.com/ZH3u1HXAMe
— Natalie Morris (@Nmozz) August 3, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.Nick Garnett wrote
Heartfelt condolences to you all. I can’t believe it. Tony and I worked together loads over the years. He was a thoroughly wonderful guy – always looked at least 20 years younger than he was, completely unflappable – and he’ll be very, very sadly missed.
Jonny Nelson wrote
Incredibly sad news. Looked up to this man for many years. He was a thoroughly lovely bloke.
This is awful news and a huge shock!
Loved watching him and loved his great sense of humour!
He will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and colleagues at this terrible time.
Such sad news, I got to meet him once when I went behind the scenes at Granada. Such a lovely person and generous with his time. #RIP
So sad to hear this tonight, the news won’t be the same without him, sending thoughts and prayers to all his family and friends, rest in peace Tony Pensive face
andrew mcconnell wrote
Totally gutted to hear this. A truly wonderful guy, big smile and a big heart with lots of laughs on the way.
You will be remembered with much love and fondness by everyone who met you…
RIP Tony….Disappointed but relieved face per ardua ad astra
maurice vizard wrote
So, so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. What a lovely guy he seemed with that dry humour and whimsical way he had. He will be truly missed by myself and of course loads of other viewers. Those who worked with him must be hit hard by this and my thoughts are with the family.
Rob Murphy wrote
Absolutely gutted to hear of Tony Morris passing, loved his reporting style, his empathy and his humour.
Feel so moved about a gentleman I never met. Tony radiated so much authenticity, humility and goodness through his presence, and personality on screen. He will be noticeable missed Crying face.
Mark Clough wrote
Very sorry and sad to lose a familiar face off our TV screens with Tony’s passing. We take those that appear on our screens a bit for granted at times, we assume they will always be there, it’s only when they are gone that we truly appreciate what they do for us. RIP Tony.
Mariella Hinde wrote
Cannot believe the news! Girls I don’t know your Dad but he come across as a fabulous father and an all round lovely person – So sorry for you both RIP Tony you will be missed by thousands- sleep tight Red heart
I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Tony at the BBC and he was a good man. Sending you all my love and sympathy. Too young.
Pat Taylor wrote
Really sad news. Tony was a consummate professional with a smile that could light up a room. God bless him and condolences to his family Red heart🙏🏼
So sorry to hear this terrible news. Knew your dad from back in the day at Stafford. Always kept you on your toes, great sense of humour and a really sound fella. Condolences and RIP Tony
Big Stafford wrote
Terribley sad news, Tony was like one of the family. All my condolences to the family at this difficult time. Think of the good times and his warm smile and charming personality.
Such sad news, never knew him on a personal level but like many, I suspect, I felt I somehow did, he seemed a genuine, caring, full of life and laughter person. My condolences to his daughters, family and all who knew him, he will be missed, may he rest in peace
Never met Tony Morris but he always came across as a true professional and a really top bloke,very shocked to hear of his passing. Deepest condolences to all his family and friends.Blue heart
RHYS ‘CLARKIE’ CLARK wrote
Used to see Tony back in the early 2000s walking back to the studios after being at the gym. Always smiling and never too busy to chat with passers by,his big smile and bad jokes will greatly be missed. Rip x
Omg I cannot believe this ,we all love Tony i am seriously gutted we all loved his humour while we had our tea Crying face R.I.P thoughts to all your family & Lucy thinking of you to Disappointed faceDisappointed faceDisappointed faceDisappointed faceDisappointed face
Craig efc Hodgy wrote
Knew him quite well from seeing him in the gym doing his swimming such a nice guy always had a smile on his face and good for a quick chat. So sad Rip Tony another great man gone ..my condolences to his 2 daughters
Tommy Tomato Head wrote
Absolutley gutted to hear this sad news. Didnt even know he was so unwell, he always looked a picture of health. Sympathy to all his family and friends. RIP.
Mike Eaton wrote
Such a sad loss to loose such a talented, lovely man at such a young age. RIP Tony, you will be very much missed by all. God bless.
Gaynor Harper wrote
So incredibly sad. Such a wonderful news reader. Really shocked by this news today, sending love to Tony’s family and friends. Blue heartBlue heart
Cathy M12 wrote
No, please not Tony. I can’t believe it. It’s truly heartbreaking. GR really, really won’t be the same without him. Bless him. RIP Tony xx
So sad, what a lovely lovely man people don’t realise just what a killer kidney disease. My condolences to all his family an all that loved and cherished him. Face with open mouth and cold sweatFace with open mouth and cold sweat
Blackwatch 1878 wrote
Absolutely gobsmacked with hearing the news about Tony. Truly one of the best local broadcasters for many of years. God bless his family and #RIP Tony
Amanda Jane Etchells wrote
I would often see him around near the quays & once let onto him, thinking I knew him. He gave the best smile so I didn’t feel quite so stupid . Beautiful tribute to him . Lots of love to his girls & Bury hospice.
David Mercer wrote
That’s knocked us sideways, we loved tony and looked forward to seeing him at the end of the day especially his humour. Our condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P. Tony Pensive face.