Roger Pearce Obituary: ITV Technical Director behind World Cup coverage dies unexpectedly in Qatar, Cause of Death
ITV’s Technical Director, Roger Pearce has died, the network has confirmed.
Sharing the news, ITV Sports presenter Mark Pougatch said: “We have some very sad news to bring you from here in Qatar.
“ITV’s Technical Director Roger Pearce, who was here embarking on his eighth World Cup.
“Roger and his team are the brilliant
Roger had covered a wide range of topics over the course of their career and was responsible for the planning and output of major sporting events coverage, including the World Cup, UEFA Europ Championships and the Rugby World Cup.
The former ITV Meridian star is believed to have died on assignment in Qatar, just five weeks before his retirement a friend claimed on Twitter.
Neil Stainsby said: “So sad to hear of the passing of my friend and former colleague at ITV Meridian, Roger Pearce. He died on his last assignment in Qatar before retirement in 5 weeks’ time. RIP Roger.”
While one football fan said: “RIP Roger Pearce. Never met you but they say you brought us the football on ITV. Rest in peace.”
“Very sad to hear of the passing of ITV’s Roger Pearce. All the tributes are so deserved. Such wonderful service he gave,” commented another.
Before a third tweeted: ”
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