A true gentleman and a real loss

Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor

I was deeply shocked and saddened to wake up today to the dreadful news that Austin Hunter had been killed in a road accident in Bahrain.

So often when people pass on they are described as ‘a total gentleman’ – but in this case it is so true.

He was absolutely one of the nicest and most helpful journalists – let alone one of the most respected – I’ve ever had the privilege to meet during my career in the media.

I am really quite stunned at this terrible news.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Gary Grattan, Newtownabbey