It is with a very heavy heart that I pass on this email from Caroline Judson (via Ian Williams)
Al Dixon has just come over (he is editing Holby) and said that Pat Paroussi has rung him to say that John has collapsed and died on a tennis court. They tried to revive him but were unsuccessful.
All a bit of a shock really I thought he played regularly.
I will pass on further information as I receive it.