Nan Winton: First woman to read news on BBC TV died after falling

Nan Winton: First woman to read news on BBC TV died after falling

- Nancy Wigginton popularly known as Nan Winton died at the age of 93 after suffering a fall at home

- An inquest into her death says Nan Winton died of congestive heart failure, hypertension and frailty of old age

- The popular broadcaster, who was the first woman to read the news on BBC television, died three days after she was admitted to the hospital

- Nan Winton worked as a continuity announcer for BBC from 1958 to 1961 and first read the news on June 20, 1960

The first woman to read the news on BBC television Nancy Wigginton died at the age of 93 after suffering a fall at home.

Wigginton, who was better known as Nan Winton, suffered the fall in May 2019 and was admitted to the Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester on May 8, where she died three days later.

An inquest gave her cause of death as congestive heart failure, hypertension and frailty of old age.

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Wigginton's daughter Tina Golden said: "My mother felt at 93 that she had had enough and was too independent to want to live a life anymore being cared for.

"She needed to be fully in control of every aspect of who she was."

Nan Winton: First woman to read news on BBC TV died after falling

Nan Winton: Photo credit: Daily Mail UK
Source: UGC

The deceased's daughter said her mother did not want to be remembered as a broadcaster, but a significant pioneer who paved the way for female broadcasters to appear in front of the cameras.

Nan Winton worked as a continuity announcer for BBC from 1958 to 1961 and first read the news on June 20, 1960, at the age of 35.

Nan Winton: First woman to read news on BBC TV died after falling

Nan Winton worked as a continuity announcer for BBC from 1958 to 1961 and first read the news on June 20, 1960.
Source: UGC

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The tennis player said: "I met Beyonce and Jay-Z during the off-season. She just smelled expensive and beautiful and she was soft and she hugged me. I was like, this is what heaven is.”

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