Veteran broadcaster Ian Crewe died on Wednesday, aged 75.
“It is with profound sadness that Primedia Broadcasting announces the death of EWN (Eyewitness News) anchor‚ Ian Crewe. Ian died in hospital in Johannesburg in the early hours of this morning‚” a statement said.
Describing him as “a veteran broadcaster and journalist”‚ the company said that Crewe had “helped to train generations of EWN reporters and will be fondly remembered for‚ among many other attributes‚ his warmth and his wicked sense of humour”.
“His long and successful career was acknowledged in the 2014 MTN Radio Awards when Ian was inducted into the radio Hall of Fame.”
“Ian will be deeply missed by the teams at EWN‚ 702 and all at Primedia Broadcasting. Heartfelt condolences go to his partner‚ family and loved ones.”
702 breakfast show host John Robbie says Crewe was a true professional, with a devious sense of humour.
Broadcast Veteran Jenny Crwys Williams says he was very strong-minded.
“Every now and then, he would come up against the brick wall and he would not back down. He just knew what he thought. He was determined to argue his point if there was enough time. He was emphatic.”
A veteran of the local industry, Alex Jay, says he met Crewe when he was just 14 years old.
“It was that wealth of knowledge the guy had… He was such a big part of the landscape. I’m very, very sad.”
Journalists from various media houses, who have been trained by Crewe over the years, have also paid tribute to him.. TIMES LIVE/EWN