TVNZ presenter Greg Boyed dies while on holiday

TVNZ broadcaster Greg Boyed has died suddenly in Europe.

The journalist and news presenter was on a holiday with his wife and son.

A statement from the family confirmed the death.

"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.

"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."

Boyed was an anchor on 1 News, as well as fronting a range of programmes including Fair Go, Close Up and Seven Sharp. 

TVNZ's Head of News and Current Affairs John Gillespie said in a statement that the news came as "a huge shock to his TVNZ family". 

"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. 

"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." 

Boyed was a father of two, with a daughter in her early 20s and a young son. He married his wife, Swiss singer Caroline Chevin, in 2014.

Alongside his work as a journalist and presenter, he played the drums and ran marathons.

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