Britain’s Got Talent director Dean Jones has died at the age of 56 after being diagnosed with cancer
Dean Jones, who was a production manager for shows including Britain’s Got Talent, has died aged 56 after being diagnosed with cancer, it was announced today.
Britain’s Got Talent production manager Dean Jones has died at the age of 56.
His loved ones confirmed that Dean tragically passed away on July 6 after a short battle with cancer. His friends set up a JustGiving page in tribute to the late director and said his death was a “huge shock to everyone who knew him” but he remained positive throughout his battle. Freemantle UK has since donated a staggering £5,000 and shared: “With lots of love from everyone in Fremantle. Dean was one of a kind and was loved by us all and will be sorely missed.”
His funeral was announced to family and close friends with his loved ones and those who knew Dean asked for donations in lieu of sending flowers. He was praised by the CEO of Dean Fremantle UK’s production company, describing Dean as a “master” of the industry.
“Dean Jones was someone everyone in our industry should aspire to be like. He was a master of our industry as well as a mentor, supporter and a huge part of our lives in Fremantle,” CEO Amelia Brown said in a tribute. She added: “He was easy at what he did and achieved more in his day-to-day life than anyone else I know in television. “He was the smartest, funniest man, and he was the backbone of the shows that shaped our culture.” Landscape in Entertainment.
“He was beloved by all of us and leaves a gap that is impossible to fill as well as a legacy in which we will all try to be a little ‘more dean’. We will miss him dearly every day.”
Over the course of his career, Dean has been behind some of the biggest shows including Take Me Out and The X Factor. He originally started as a production assistant at Noel Gay Theater before later moving to Noel Gay Television. After finding a love for television, he joined Talbot Television.
Susie Lamb, Dean’s former colleague, added: “Dean had an incredible flair for making you feel special. He was the hardest working, most dedicated, caring person I have ever worked with. Even when he was on vacation he would answer emails.” Electronic was faster than anyone else, he was the master negotiator, he had the ability to make you feel like you were winning even though he was, and so the program as well as the business ultimately was.
“Dean had time for everyone no matter what role they played, and he knew everyone’s names. He was completely unique, and had no ego at all. His encyclopedic memory of numbers and budgets for series that had been produced years and years ago was astonishing. Anyone who visited that was His office had the best filing system he had ever seen. In addition to his professional support, he became a loyal and trusted friend even when I left Fremantle. Recently he texted me to tell me about it even though he never did and because I’m a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest, he He made sure to watch it this year because it was my show. He always went the extra mile.
“In addition to television and of course his wonderful husband Graham, Dean’s other passion… chocolate! Sometimes I would bribe him with sweets to try to get what I wanted. There will never be another Dean. He was simply the best.”
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