Death of beloved broadcaster a shock

2012-10-11 00:00

THE family and friends of former SABC radio and TV personality Marjorie Brooks-Morris, who died in Durban on Tuesday night, are shocked by her death.

“This is a big shock. We did not expect it.

“She is going to be sorely missed,” said Judy Sandison, a friend and a former colleague.

Brooks-Morris launched her broadcast career in the mid- 1970s as a presenter on Radio Port Natal in Durban.

She presented a music programme called In Charge With Marj and also presented the news in English and Afrikaans.

She then moved to Johannesburg and became a household name as a presenter on Good Morning South Africa, the precursor to SABC2’s Morning Live.

Sandison said she last spoke to Brooks-Morris two weeks ago on the phone.

She described her friend, who also had a love for fashion, as “a warm and bubbly person”, who attracted a huge following.

“Marjorie was also an avid follower of fashion, and organised several major fashion shows for charity over the years.

“She also groomed many young up-and-coming designers in South Africa.”

Brooks-Morris was a judge in the 1993 Miss South Africa competition.

The SABC was unable to comment.

She is survived by her husband, Dr Warwick Morris.

Umbilo police in Durban are investigating an inquest and no foul play is suspected.

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