Sue Baker death: Top Gear host Sue Baker dies aged 67 after battle with motor neurone disease
Before top gear Presenter Sue Baker has died aged 67 after a battle with motor neurone disease.
The 80s TV icon has passed away “with family around her,” according to a statement released by Baker’s loved ones.
Her family said: “We are deeply saddened to learn of Sue’s passing.
“A loving mother to Ian and Hannah, a loving grandmother to Tom and George, and a wonderful mother-in-law to Lucy.
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“She passed the house this morning with her family around her.”
The statement went on to describe Baker as “a gifted and prolific writer, a charismatic TV host, and an avid animal lover”.
“She had a life and career that made many people jealous, but did it all with such grace that she was admired and respected by all who knew her,” the article continued.
“We know she means a lot to a lot of people. Thank you to everyone who has supported her over the past few years as she battled MND.”
Sue Baker is loved by car enthusiasts top gear and journalists as a pioneer.
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Baker joins BBC series 4 top gear returned in 1980 with over 100 episodes of the series until she left in 1991. Her role was eventually taken over by Jeremy Clarkson.
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Remaining TV Characters top gear in 1991 continued to work as a motorcycle reporter.
Baker founded and operates the Motor Racing News Service, based on the Kent Brands Hatch motor circuit. She is also the ObserverAutomotive editor for 13 years.
On Twitter, journalists and others who have worked with Baker expressed their condolences.
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