Derek Neil Grant 1945 - 2020.
Derek Grant, a Veteran of Fleet Street, died on Friday March 13th 2020 (!!) A former UPI Foreign Correspondent, UPI London Correspondent and Bureau Chief, then Launch Editor of IRN/LBC commercial talk radio in the UK, lived in Norfolk, then latterly retired to Spain with his wife Pat Grant.
Derek Grant died earlier today, Friday 13th March 2020 at 2:30 pm (CET) at the Huercal Overa Hospital, Andalucia, Spain. He died peacefully in his sleep.
His leaves a widow Pat Grant, married for over 33 years, and a son and daughter by a previous marriage in the UK.
Funeral arrangement have yet to be finalised, as also on this day Friday 13th March 2020; Spain declared a State of Emergency to fight the Coronavirus Pandemic. Both items top of the current news agenda, which as a veteran Fleet Street newsman, Derek would have found highly appropriate.
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