Piers Morgan Responds to ‘Incredibly Sad News’ After News of ITV Colleague Death | Celebrity News | Show biz & TV
Speaking to Twitter, Piers praised Geoff as a “class act” following the news of his death.
In view of its eight million followers, the broadcaster retweeted an ITN post confirming the tragic news.
The message read: “We are devastated by the passing of our friend and colleague Geoff Hill.
“Geoff was a highly respected journalist and a dear friend to so many at ITN. He will be sadly missed, and we all extend our deepest condolences to his family.”
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The tribute was accompanied by a photo of Geoff, and the microblogging site was quickly inundated with comments.
Piers wrote: “What an incredibly sad news.
“A brilliant journalist beloved by his editorial colleagues, and a great guy who fought his illness with so much courage and good humor.
“I had the honor of working with him at CNN & ITV and he was a class act, both professionally and personally. RIP Geoff.”
In his candid interview, Geoff explained that he was “bowled over” by his diagnosis in 2017.
“I was out of breath, sweating and low on energy, but you don’t think you have blood cancer. Nobody does. But the signs are really important,” Geoff told MailOnline .
“The smaller virus could have killed me. If someone had sneezed, it could have been this. My immune system was totally compromised.”
He returned to writing in 2018, but the following year he spent a month in the hospital with sepsis.
Geoff suffered another relapse in his immune system in 2020 after doctors found the cancer had spread to his bone marrow.
He made the decision to resign from his post last year while undergoing other procedures.
He was also a director of Cure Leukemia who wrote a heartfelt statement.
He said, “We are devastated to learn that Geoff Hill sadly passed away as a result of his battle with leukemia.
“Geoff was a very humble man who wanted to do whatever he could to help @CureLeukaemia and needed to join the board as a trustee.
“We send our deepest condolences to all of his family. “