Iconic broadcaster Errol Hickey has died.
He died at a hospital in Lusaka on Sunday morning after a long battle with cancer.
Mr Hickey as Chairman of Radio Phoenix was respected by many for having pioneered commercial broadcasting in Zambia after founding Radio Phoenix in 1996 in the aftermath of Zambia’s return to multipartism.
A few years ago, Mr Hickey lost his wife Ursula to cancer.
He had given up control of Radio Phoenix two years ago as his health started failing and some private investors from Botswana bought shares in the radio station.
He also operated a Lodge, Sunset Villas and an events management company called Events.
Mr Hickey was born in Salisbury, in pre- independent Zimbabwe, but came to Zambia over 50 years ago.
He is survived by a daughter Joana.