Janice Long, who enjoyed a long, influential career as a radio DJ with Greatest Hits, BBC Radio One and BBC Radio Two, has passed away aged 66
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Celebrated radio DJ Janice Long has died at the age of 66, her agent has confirmed.
Long, best known as a presenter on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and Top of the Pops, passed away following a short illness at home on Christmas Day surrounded by her family.
The mother-of-two’s career spanned five decades and she was the first woman to have her own daily show on Radio 1.
BBC director general Tim Davie described her as a “stellar presenter” who was loved across the industry.
Long presented Top of the Pops for five years – again, the first woman to do this – and had a late-night slot on Radio 2.
She was also one of the main presenters of the Live Aid charity concert in 1985.
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