George Andrews, a Renowned Sports Journalist, Died at 64 After Battling an Illness

Last Updated on October 6, 2023, 11:24 am

George Andrews, famous for his work with BBC Radio Stoke in the 80s and 90s, passed away.

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George Andrews (Image via Facebook)

George Andrews, a sports journalist famous for his work with BBC Radio Stoke in the 80s and 90s, passed away after battling illness on Friday morning, October 6, 2023.

He began his career with BBC Radio Stoke in the 80s, reporting on Stanford Rangers, before covering Port Vale matches. He moved to local commercial and community stations.

BBC Radio Stoke announced shared the news of his death with the world in a post on X (formally known as Twitter) that said,

“We’re saddened to hear the news that the local sports journalist George Andrews has died. He passed away in hospital this morning after a short illness. George worked for BBC Radio Stoke throughout the 1980s and 1990s as well as other local radio stations in Staffordshire and Cheshire. Our thoughts are with his friends and family.”

The journalist community mourns the loss of its cherished member. George was loved for his distinctive voice. He was well known to football fans across North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, in England. He spent more than 40 years in the field of commentating, press boxes, and pre-match conferences.

His death has garnered tributes from football clubs, former colleagues, and ex-managers who say he was ‘one-in-a-million.’ he began his broadcasting career by filling pieces to BBC Radio Stoke from Stanford Rangers in 1981.

George’s career spans over 40 years of commentating on the Old Firm, Merseyside, North East, all Midland, all London and East Anglian derbies, and El Classico. Last year, he reported on the 5000th game of his splendid career.

Commentator and broadcast journalist Simon Humphrey laments over his colleague and friend’s death, saying he was devastated by the news of his death. He remarked that George was a ‘one-in-a-million’ individual who always had time for anyone. He was a unique journalist and will never be forgotten by the community.


The community has outpouring tributes for the late journalist. He was loved by a generation of people and touched countless lives. His voice had become a part of many lives. The community has expressed deep sorrow, offered condolences, and paid their respects.
Port Vale FC wrote on social media,

“We are saddened to learn of the passing of broadcast legend George Andrews.

All will sadly miss George, an ever-present figure in the Vale Park press box.

We send our love and thoughts to George’s wife, Christine, family, and friends. RIP George.”

Brian Hortan Wrote,

“So sorry to hear about the passing of George Andrews a top commentator and person. Love and prayers to his family Brian and Val Horton RIP pal.”


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