BREAKING: Spitting Images and Annual National Food & Drink Awards producer dies

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The well-known and highly respected writer on Spitting Images Victor Lewis-Smith has died according to the Borkowski PR Agency. 

The announcement came on Monday, December 12 saying that the British writer, broadcaster and satirist has died on Saturday at the age of 65.

He is said to have died in Bruges, Belgium following a short undisclosed illness. 

Lewis-Smith was a very talented artist fulfilling roles as diverse as food critic, comedy sketch actor, writer, broadcaster and producer.

Probably best known for his hoax calls in the 90s with BBC2 Lewis-Smith began his broadcasting career at BBC Radio Medway. He then went on to study music in the late 1970s at the University of York.

He later became a producer for BBC Radio 4’s Midweek and Start the Week during the 1980s and enjoyed a column with Private Eye. 

In later years he wrote for Spitting Images and Offal as well as producing the Annual National Food & Drink Awards for ITV1. His latest production, Hitler’s Jazz Band, is due to be broadcast by Sky this week. 

Survived by his wife, Virginia, and daughter, Lucia, Lewis-Smith will long be remembered for his biting wit and sharp tongue as he will for his contributions to the likes of Spitting Images. 

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