HUNDREDS of people have paid tribute after a radio presenter died.

Lisa Shaw, BBC Radio Newcastle presenter died after a short illness, the station said.

In a tribute on their Facebook page BBC Radio Newcastle said: "We are so sorry and saddened to share with you that after a short illness our beautiful colleague Lisa Shaw has died.

"Everyone at the station is devastated and thinking about Lisa’s lovely family. She was a brilliant presenter, a wonderful friend and a loving wife and mum.

"We’ve lost someone special who meant a great deal to a great many people."

READ MORE: BBC Radio Newcastle's Lisa Shaw dies aged 44 after short illness

The post has currently received over 430 comments.

Janice Ferguson said: "I am gutted just loved Lisa Shaw such sad news she kept every one going through lockdown I will miss her my prayers are with the family and friends thinking of you all."

Marian Foster said: "I am so shocked at the news about Lisa. I loved working with her on Garden Mania and always looked forward to our chats on her midmorning programme. She was warm-hearted, kind and fun, lovely to know and to listen to. A special person who will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family at this sad time. xx"

Dean Wears said: "So saddened by this news, there's not many stations Lisa wasn't on in the north east and is a well known talented broadcaster and journalist, she was also the voice of Dalton Park adverts too. Thoughts and condolences are with you all, such a shock."

Dave Lee said: "Millions of us didn't know Lisa at all but we did between 10 and 2 every weekday her love of life and her job shone through and brought a ray of sunshine to everyone during the lockdown... She has left a legacy at such a young age thoughts with you all at this devastating time... Stay strong stay positive look after each other especially little Zac... Much love x"

Anne Gowens said: "I can't believe it, so sad, loved listening to her show and glimpses of her family life. I'm off to mass now, will prayer for her and family and friends. X"

Kathryn MAllen said: "This is beyond devastating I listen every day to to Lisa and knew she was off poorly, what a shock my thoughts to her family at this tragic news so very sorry, she was fantastic on the radio, and so wonderful with all her listeners, beautiful lady, RIP x"

Emma Shaw said: "Thank you for the kind and generous messages you’re sharing about our lovely Lisa. She loved being on the radio, you gave her a dream job. The whole family are gaining so much strength from this beautiful show. Emma Shaw (one if her sisters) xxx

"Our Dad would also like to share his heartfelt thanks for this extraordinary outpouring of kindness. He’s lost his shining star, but to know how much she was loved and respected is an enormous tower of strength xxxx"