TVNZ news presenter Greg Boyed has died while in Switzerland with his wife and youngest child.
Boyed was part of New Zealand television's most recognisable shows – including One News, Fair Go, Q + A, Close Up and Target.
Boyed’s family have released a statement which said he died suddenly on Monday.
"He was absolutely loved and adored. A treasured son, brother, husband and father, he will be deeply missed. Greg was a talented journalist, presenter, musician and an exceptional friend to those lucky enough to know him."
"Greg (48) had been battling depression. Greg was the kindest and most caring man, a devoted father who cherished and loved his two children. We are all struggling to comes to terms with this.”
John Gillespie, TVNZ’s head of news and current affairs, also released a statement which said the news has come as a huge shock to the TVNZ family.
"Greg was a prominent figure in our newsroom for the last 25 years. He was a wonderful man and a talented broadcaster who strongly believed in the power and importance of journalism in people’s lives. Greg was known for his wit and warmth and kindness. It’s a very personal loss for us."
"It’s a lot to take in. Greg will be greatly missed by us, he will be missed by our colleagues in the wider industry and he’ll be missed by our viewers. Our thoughts are with Greg’s whanau and friends."