BBC newsreader George Alagiah leaves simply £49,000 to his spouse and household following his demise aged 67 after nine-year battle with bowel most cancers

  • The previous Information at Six presenter sadly handed away on July 24 final 12 months 
  • The desire instructs that the cash will likely be given to his widow Frances Alagiah 

Late BBC newsreader George Alagiah has left simply £49,000 to his spouse and household in his will.

The previous Information at Six presenter sadly handed away on July 24 final 12 months at age 67, after a decade lengthy battle with bowel most cancers.

Alagiah’s will said that the broadcaster had £49,387 to his identify on his time of passing.

The desire instructs that the cash will likely be given to the only executrix, which is his widow Frances Alagiah. The pair have been married for 39 years and have two sons referred to as Adam and Matthew.

In line with the BBC, Alagiah – who additionally introduced the Information at Ten – earned between £335,000 and £399,999 a 12 months. 

The broadcaster printed the salaries of its highest paid stars only a fortnight earlier than the journalist’s demise.

George Alagiah’s will instructs that the cash will likely be given to the only executrix, which is his widow Frances Alagiah (proper) 

Alagiah's will stated that the broadcaster had £49,387 to his name on his time of passing

Alagiah’s will said that the broadcaster had £49,387 to his identify on his time of passing

The desire states that if his spouse have been to die earlier than him, his sister Miriam Christine Denington would turn into the guardian of his youngsters.

Alagiah then goes on to record his 4 sisters and sister in legislation as his trustees to have 5 equal shares of his estates. The previous presenter additionally requested that his physique be cremated.

The desire of George Maxwell Aligiah states: ‘I appoint my spouse Frances Alagiah to be Sole Executrix of this my will but when she shall have died in my lifetime or earlier than proving my Will or shall resign probate or be unable or unwilling for no matter purpose to show my will then I appoint as alternate Executors and Trustees of my Will my sister-in-law Helen Robathan and my sister Miriam Christine Denington and I declare that the particular person or individuals who shall show my will are hereinafter known as “my trustees”.

‘My trustees shall have the ability to speculate as freely as in the event that they have been beneficially entitled.

‘My trustees shall have the ability to insure any asset of my property on such phrases as they assume match and to pay premiums out of earnings or capital.

‘To make use of any insurance coverage cash acquired to revive the asset or if this isn’t potential to use it as if it have been the proceeds of its sale.

‘My trustees might use the earnings or capital of my property for or in direction of the price of sustaining or enhancing freehold or leasehold property forming a part of my property.

‘My trustees shall have the ability in exercising the statutory energy of appointing new trustees to nominate an expert particular person or belief company at such remuneration and on such different phrases as shall be agreed.

‘The Final Will and Testomony of Maxwell Alagiah was proved and registered earlier than the Excessive Court docket of Justice.

‘The Administration of George’s property is granted by this court docket to the next Executor of Frances Alagiah.

‘The applying has said that the gross worth of the property in the UK quantities to £49,387.00 and the web worth quantities to £49,387.00.’

Alagiah - who had been the face of News At Six since 2007 - passed away 'peacefully' surrounded by his family

Alagiah – who had been the face of Information At Six since 2007 – handed away ‘peacefully’ surrounded by his household

The journalist is seen at Buckingham Palace with his wife Frances Robathan and sons Adam and Matt, 17, after collecting his OBE from the Queen in 2008

The journalist is seen at Buckingham Palace together with his spouse Frances Robathan and sons Adam and Matt, 17, after gathering his OBE from the Queen in 2008

Alagiah in 2022 after returning to News At Six following months of treatment. In October he announced he was taking a break from the screen

Alagiah in 2022 after returning to Information At Six following months of remedy. In October he introduced he was taking a break from the display 

The broadly revered broadcaster – who joined the BBC in 1989 and had been the face of Information At Six since 2007 – handed away ‘peacefully’ surrounded by his household.

Again in July final 12 months, BBC director basic Tim Davie led tributes in the present day, hailing him as ‘top-of-the-line and bravest journalists of his technology’. 

Alagiah was identified with stage 4 bowel most cancers in April 2014 earlier than ending remedy in October 2015 and returning to screens a month later. 

His well being was again within the headlines in March 2020 when he examined constructive for Covid. 

Alagiah returned to presenting duties in April 2022 till August earlier than departing once more in October after revealing that the most cancers had unfold to his lungs and lymph nodes.

BBC Director-Normal Tim Davie stated on the time of Alagiah’s demise: ‘Throughout the BBC, we’re all extremely unhappy to listen to the information about George. We’re pondering of his household right now.

‘George was top-of-the-line and bravest journalists of his technology who reported fearlessly from the world over in addition to presenting the information flawlessly.

‘He was extra than simply an excellent journalist, audiences might sense his kindness, empathy and great humanity. He was cherished by all and we are going to miss him enormously.’

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