Paul McCartney has compensated tribute to his aged schoolmate, the newsreader Peter Sissons, who died at the age of 77 on Tuesday.

Sissons, who fronted information programmes on British Television set from 1976 right until 2009, grew up in Liverpool, England and attended the Liverpool Institute for Boys with McCartney.

In a touching tribute posted on his web-site, the Hey Jude hitmaker wrote: „Expensive Peter, my previous school mate from the Liverpool Institute (now LIPA) has handed away.

„It really is so unhappy to listen to the news. We were being in the identical 12 months and stayed in contact as time went by and we each followed our separate professions. He was a proficient information presenter with a wonderful feeling of humour. I will overlook him but usually have fond memories of the time we invested jointly. My sympathies go out to his spouse and children and I send my like to them all.“

McCartney closed his information by creating: „Many thanks for the very good occasions Pete. X“

Remarkably, the legendary newsman also went to faculty with John Lennon, as they each attended Dovedale Junior School in Liverpool alongside funnyman Jimmy Tarbuck.

The newsman joined British broadcaster ITN in 1964, fronting their news programmes from 1976 until finally he joined the BBC in 1989.

BBC Director Typical Tony Corridor and Very good Early morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan had been among the U.K. broadcasting figures to shell out tribute to Sissons soon after listening to news of his dying.

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