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‘Loved and adored’ Kiwi TV man passes away

TVNZ broadcaster Greg Boyed tragically passed away while holidaying in Europe this week.


Boyed was an anchor on 1 News – and played a key role in the presentations of programmes such as Fair Go, Close Up and Seven Sharp.

“It is with great sadness that we share news of the sudden death of broadcaster Greg Boyed on Monday, 20 August, whilst in Switzerland with his wife and youngest child,” read a statement from the family.

“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 come to terms with this.”

An eager marathon runner and drummer, Boyed was a father of two – a daughter in her early 20s and a young son. He married Swiss singer Caroline Chevin in 2014.

“It is with a heavy heart we’ve learned our friend and colleague Greg Boyed has died. Greg was a prominent figure in our newsroom for the last 25 years,” added TVNZ Head of News and Current Affairs John Gillespie.

“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.”