What’s Sports Editor Lance Hardy’s Cause of Sudden Death?
Unexpectedly, the former Editor at BBC Sport and the author of several non-fiction sportsbooks, Lance Hardy, passed away. There is no confirmation about Lance Hardy’s cause of death, but his friends revealed his death news on Monday, August 30, 2021.
Hardy wrote many books, including Stokoe, Sunderland, and 73, Tales from the Red & Whites.
The book, “Stokoe, Sunderland and 73,” was shortlisted for Football Book of the Year in 2010 at the British Sports Book Awards and the Sunday Times bestseller Interesting, which was shortlisted for Autobiography of the Year in 2016 at the British Sports Book Awards.
Lance Hardy also co-authored “Book of the Week” in The Independent and also Bobby Dazzler with darts player and television personality Bobby George, which was the second best-selling sportsbook in the UK at Christmas 2006.
According to his personal blog on the BBC Sports, he had also produced and directed documentaries, worked on nine Wimbledon tennis championships (both as a journalist and a producer; and also directed the titles sequence in 1999), six world darts championships (including one as editor in 2001), and was director/producer on the World’s Strongest Man in Las Vegas in 1997.
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Lance Hardy had studied journalism at Richmond College in Sheffield and started his career as a newspaper journalist. He had joined the BBC in 1990 as a sub-editor with Ceefax Sport but moved over to BBC TV Sport on attachment three years later as a trainee assistant producer. Lance became a producer there in 1998, an assistant editor in 2001, and then an editor in 2004.
He had worked at different world championships, including:
- three World Cups,
- two European Championships,
- and two Olympic Games (Atlanta and Sydney).
Lance worked on Football Focus and Match Of The Day as a producer from 1994 and first started editing programs in 1999. He was Assistant Editor of Football Focus from 2001 to 2004, and since 2001 he had also been responsible for our women’s football TV coverage, including Women’s Euro 2005 in England and Women’s World Cup 2007 in China.
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Reactions to Lance Hardy’s Death
Several fans, friends, and supporters reacted and stated their condolences on social media websites following this tragic news.
One of his colleges in BBC, Mark Lawrenson, wrote on Twitter: “Sad news re Lance Hardy former Sports Editor at BBC SPORT who has sadly passed away…Yet another one of the good guys who has left us far too early….”
Another friend tweeted: “So gutted to hear about the death of Lance Hardy. Such a talented BBC Sports/MOTD editor and author. They gave me my chance out of nowhere in 2007 on the BBC WWC coverage, and I will be forever grateful to him for that. The most humble, kind man. Just awful. Rest in peace, my friend.”
Another friend also wrote: “Desperately sad & far too young. Lance Hardy very supportive to me, recruiting me to Final Score & we have stayed close ever since … sharing our love of “proper football” via @worksoptownfc & @ChesterfieldFC. A good & kind man. Thoughts with family.”
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