The brothers of Tazeen Ahmad announced the sad news of her death in a statement obtained by Aljazeera today. They wrote: “We remain immensely proud of all she achieved – as a mother, journalist, writer and for her coaching work.
“So many people have been in touch remarking on her powerful ability to turn around people’s lives for the better.
“She was so proud of her two young boys who are left to remember their loving, kind, smart, nurturing, beautiful mama.
“She was in an amazing room filled with sunflowers, cushions, candles and an abundance of love when she passed away, surrounded by her close friends and family.”
Tazeen was an award-winning British journalist whose career began over 20 years ago.
The presenter was a foreign correspondent for NBC News and an investigative reporter for Channel 4’s current affairs show Dispatches.
As well as this, she wrote for newspapers and was an author of the book The Checkout Girl.
The television star was also an advocate of women’s rights and had been involved in charitable causes against domestic abuse.
Back in 2013, she won the award for Best Investigation for her documentary The Hunt for Britain’s Sex Gangs at the Asian Media Awards.
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