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Colleagues pay tribute to BBC News foreign correspondent Jon Leyne

The BBC today announced the death of foreign correspondent Jon Leyne. The 55-year-old ended his Cairo posting earlier this year after suffering from severe headaches. He returned to Britain for treatment and was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour. Fran Unsworth, Acting Director of BBC…

BBC News correspondent Jon Leyne dies at the age of 55

BBC foreign correspondent Jon Leyne has died at the age of 55. Earlier this year, Jon ended his Cairo posting early after suffering from severe headaches. He returned to Britain for treatment and was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour. “Jon was a brave and…

Jon Leyne was the Cairo correspondent for BBC News and its 24-hour television news channels BBC World News and BBC News, as well as the BBC’s domestic television and radio channels and the BBC World Service. He worked for the BBC for nearly 30 years,…