Who was Vicki Archer, how did the BBC Radio host die and was she married?December 7, 2018
VICKI Archer, a presenter on BBC Radio Shropshire, hanged herself after walking out midway through her show, an inquest has heard.
The 41-year-old mum-of-three was found dead at her home by her step-father earlier this year.
Who was Vicki Archer?
Vicki had presented the afternoon drivetime show for BBC Radio Shropshire since 2010.
She worked with co-host Adam Green and also had a career in commercial radio as a voiceover artist and event host.
According to her website, she also did voiceovers for brands, hosted awards, festivals and charity balls.
Vicki was married and according to pictures on Twitter appears to have children.
She became a Shrewsbury Town FC fan in 2011 after being taken to a match by her radio co-host Adam.
What was Vicki Archer’s cause death?
Vicki had been co-hosting the 3-7pm BBC Radio Shropshire show with Adam when she abruptly went off the air shortly before 5pm.
An inquest heard how she told BBC colleagues she needed “a break” before she returned to her home in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Her step-father Lee Holyoake, 64, discovered Vicki’s lifeless body at around 8.15pm after he went round to fix her cooker along with her 73-year-old mum Beryl.
He climbed in through an open window after getting no answer when he tried knocking the door and performed CPR until paramedics arrived.
Shropshire Coroners Court heard divorced Vicki had made two previous attempts to take her life and had suffered from depression.
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Vicki kept her private life relatively low-key, so not much is known about her husband.
“Vicki was a much loved daughter and mother as well as being an extremely talented broadcaster,” Ms Archer’s family said in a statement.
“We are still coming to terms with her tragic loss so would ask that people respect our privacy and leave us alone to grieve as a family.”