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Belfast Giants in tribute to former announcer Stephen Clements

A former game night announcer, the 47-year-old died suddenly on Tuesday January 7

BROADCASTER Stephen Clements has been remembered with a minute's applause at the home of the Belfast Giants ice hockey team where he had been a familiar voice.

A former game night announcer, the 47-year-old died suddenly on Tuesday January 7.

The Giants and opponents the Sheffield Steelers banged their hockey sticks in tribute as the crowd erupted into respectful applause during Friday night's tribute at Belfast's SSE Arena.

Among those to witness the tribute was his former Q Radio breakfast show co-host Cate Conway, who thanked the team.

Mr Clements's family are to hold a private service tomorrow with close friends at Roselawn Crematorium, with loved ones asking for donations in lieu of flowers to be made to the Tiny Life premature baby charity and PIPS, which helps those considering suicide.

The father-of-two had taken over a high-profile mid-morning Radio Ulster a slot last September, a move he had described as his "dream job".

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