Sky anchor Kay Burley tweeted: "RIP Gordon Honeycombe".

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Gordon Honeycombe, born September 27 1936, died October 9 2015
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The former TV newsreader Gordon Honeycombe has died in Australia aged 79.

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  • ITN newsreader Gordon Honeycombe, who was a regular face on the channel in the 60s and 70s as well as the newsreader on TV-am, has died aged 79.

    Former broadcaster Gordon Honeycombe, the face of ITN news between 1965 and 1977, has died in Australia aged 79. UK genealogists will remember him best as the presenter of the BBC Television programme (broadcast first in 1979) called Family History. He was twice voted the UK’s most popular newsreader.

  • You can read a lot more about the life of Gordon Honeycombe at and you can see him as one of the broadcast professionals in a video made in November 1988:

    The son of a sales manager with an American oil company, Ronald Gordon Honeycombe was born on September 27 1936 in Karachi, then in British India, now Pakistan, and educated at the Edinburgh Academy, where he took a part in the school’s dramatic and concert productions. He first acted in Shakespeare in 1950, as Goneril in a school production of King Lear, when he was 13 and six feet tall.

    Date of Birth 27 September 1936Karachi, British India
    Date of Death 9 October 2015Perth, Western Australia, Australia  (leukaemia)
    Birth NameRonald Gordon Honeycombe
    Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

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    British actor and writer

      ITN newsreader Gordon Honeycombe, who was a regular face on the channel in the 60s and 70s as well as the newsreader on TV-am, has died aged 79.

    Gordon Honeycombe on holiday, 1951

    Gordon Honeycombe was born in , in British , and educated at the and at , from which he graduated with an MA in English. He did with the Royal Artillery, mainly in , where he was also an announcer with Radio Hong Kong. Returning to the , he embarked on an acting career which led to television and public prominence as a national newscaster.