Local Suffolk radio DJ Tim Gough has died while presenting his show.

GenX Radio Suffolk tweeted on Monday: “It is with a heavy heart that I have to inform you that our dear friend and breakfast presenter Tim Gough passed away this morning while presenting his programme.

“Our love goes out to his family, son, sister, brother and mom. Tim was doing what he loved. He was 55 years old. RIP friend. x”.

Mr Gough is believed to have been broadcasting from a studio in his home when he died.

Co-host of GenX Mark Ely was among those who paid their respects.

He said the station was shocked and that he had “learned so much from Tim” and that he had a “tremendous” talent and passion for radio.

Responding on social media, Nigel Mayes tweeted: “Had the pleasure of knowing Tim for a good few years, I can only echo what many have said, what a wonderful man. He will be missed by many. Condolences Tim Family xx.”

“Tim was one of the nicest people I knew,” Jason King wrote.

“It has been a real privilege to call him a good friend for over twenty years. Thoughts of Isaac and family are gone too soon.’

Commenting on the station’s Facebook page, David C. Game said: “A local radio legend when I listened to him on Orwell and Saxon. Deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.”

Mr Gough has worked in radio for over 25 years and was born and raised in Suffolk.

He previously worked at other stations in the county as well as Smooth Radio and stations in the East Midlands.