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25/10/2004 Radio DJ John Peel dies

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Newsnight report on John Peel's death including Mark E Smith interview better quality.MPG

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John Peel's Last Words

Peel died suddenly at the age of 65 from a heart attack on a working holiday in the Inca city of Cusco in Peru. Shortly after the announcement of his death, tributes began to arrive from fans and supporters both in public and private life. BBC Radio 1 cleared its schedules to broadcast a day of tributes. London's Evening Standard boards that afternoon read "the day the music died".