He will be greatly missed. He will be sadly missed. Following the terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 SeptemberBrian Hanrahan flew to New York to anchor special programmes. May his soul rest in peace.
Apart from the clarity of his pieces, it gave us a feeling of home to see him. His phrases gained their effect by their honesty, not their cleverness. A man who epitomised that very British spirit, dedication to his trade and above all a striking personality.
His dulcet tones were a delight and pleasure to listen to. Former BBC war correspondent Kate Adie described him as an "extremely dogged and factual and intelligent reporter who saw things in front of him and described them graphically". He will be missed. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBrian Hanrahan reported from across the world for nearly 30 years Brian Hanrahan, one of the most famous BBC correspondents - best known for his coverage of the Falklands War - has died at the age of 61 after a short battle against cancer.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev added his voice to the tributes, describing him as one of the "most capable correspondents" whose reports were distinguished by his "deep knowlege and objective stance". Reporters and correspondents come and go but one or two have a way of reporting matters in an endearing way and we take them into our daily lives as trusted friends.
Brian was one of them. We shall miss him and his work. Their pilots were unhurt, cheerful and jubilant, giving thumbs-up signs. I well remember his reports from Kosovo and the Falklands but there are many others that have his style stamped all over them. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHanrahan: He covered Tiananmen Square and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Brian Hanrahan It was in the Falkands War in that he made his reputation, famously counting the returning Harrier jets to ensure he could report the story and get round MoD restrictions. A figure who will be sadly missed. We never did get together without his name coming up in conversation although we lost touch some years ago.
Ernest H Simon, Merstham, Surrey I remember listening to the famous Falklands RAF sortie report where Brian counted them all out and then all back, I remember as a child breathing a huge sigh of relief as soon as he finished the sentence.
Even as a boy of 12 Brian had a serious air about him that was to serve him well in later life. I well remember his reporting of the Falklands conflict, and how he made the dangers faced by our forces a reality to us all at home. His manner was always measured and informed and his reporting of such a variety of national and international events was delivered with a gentle, genuine and ear-catching turn of phrase.
Simon Bolton, Manchester Being an avid news viewer and listener, I considered Brian Hanrahan to be the consummate professional news reporter and analyst.Brian Hanrahan, one of the BBC's most famous correspondents, has died at the age of 61 after a short battle with cancer.
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