Match of the Day 2 presenter Mark Chapman ‘devastated’ after wife Sara dies following long illness, aged 44

Mark Chapman married his wife Sara in 2000 and they have three children (PA)
9:31am, Mon 08 Jun 2020
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BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Mark Chapman is said to be ’devastated’ after his wife of 20 years died following a long illness.

Mark and Sara - who was just 44 - married in 2000 and have three children - Ben, Jessie and Molly.

A source told The Sun: "Sadly Sara passed away on June 3. Mark and the kids are absolutely devastated.

"The family was there and it’s just a really sad situation. They’re an extremely private family and would appreciate people respecting that."

As well as being known for his role as a presenter on 5 Live, Chapman is also renowned for his slots on Sky’s NFL show as well as hosting BBC football’s Final Score and Match of the Day 2.

A number of high-profile figures from the world of football have shown their support.

Chapman has previously spoken about his family, saying: "I know my family are very proud of me but I don’t look at what I do as being anything particularly special.

"I’ve got a great job and it’s so much fun but I don’t go in for any of that celebrity-nonsense. I’d much prefer a pint at The Railway any day."

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