It has been confirmed that a third journalist have died suddenly in November while covering the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
ITV Sport’s Technical Director Roger Pearce, 65, passed away while reporting his eighth Fifa World Cup tournament in Qatar.
His death was reported on ITV’s broadcast before the Wales-USA game on November 21.
“We have very sad news to bring you from here in Qatar,” said presenter Mark Pougatch.
“Our technical director, Roger Pearce, who was here for his eighth World Cup, sadly passed away. Roger was a hugely respected figure in the TV sport broadcasting industry, for ITV he has been instrumental in the logistical planning and delivery of rugby world cups as well as the football world cups as well as the Euros.”
“He always had a smile on his face and left a smile on your faces. He was utterly dedicated, professional, charming and hugely popular. He will be missed by so many people inside the industry and at home,” he concluded.