DIANNE Oxberry has died at the age of 51 following a short illness. Who was Dianne Oxberry and why was she famous?
Dianne Oxberry has died from cancer at the age of 51, her family confirmed on Friday. She suffered from cancer and died at the Christie hospital in Manchester on Thursday morning. Oxberry was married to cameraman Ian Hindle, whom she had two children with.
Dianne Oxberry became famous in Britain after joining BBC’s Radio 1 alongside Simon Mayo and Steve Wright.
She studied meteorology and later became BBC North West's weather presenter in 1994.
Oxberry also fronted the Inside Out North West current affairs programme.
BBC North West tweeted: “We have some very sad news this morning, our colleague and friend Dianne Oxberry has died after a short illness.
Oxberry’s husband Ian Hindle, has also released a statement regarding the tragic news, saying: "Dianne was an amazing wife and mother who embraced life to the full.
"She was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her but also to the people who watched and welcomed her into their homes each night as if she were part of their family too.
"She will leave a massive void in our lives but because of the remarkable person she was she will forever live on in our hearts.