Hanna Yusuf death cause: Hanna Yusuf cause of death is at this time not public after the beloved BBC news journalist died aged 27.
Hanna’s family said the death of their “beloved daughter, sister and niece” was sudden and unexpected and had come as a shock. They have asked for privacy.
Hanna Yusuf death cause: Hanna Yusuf cause of death
A statement released by Hanna’s family said they will notify the community about Hanna Yusuf’s funeral arrangements in due course.
Read the statement below:
“Many will know Hanna for her incredible contributions to journalism and for her work at the BBC.
“While we mourn her loss, we hope that Hanna’s legacy will serve as an inspiration and beacon to her fellow colleagues and to her community and her meaningful memory and the people she has touched for many years lives on.”
BBC journalist Hanna Yusuf, according to BBC’s Fran Unsworth, director of news, was a “talented young journalist who was widely admired” and her death was “terrible news”.
Yusuf wrote for the BBC News website, and had also worked as a TV news producer.
She spoke six languages, including Somali and Arabic, and worked with, among others, whistleblowers and victims of serious crime.
Her recent work included an investigation into working conditions at Costa Coffee stores where she revealed employees’ complaints alleging managers’ refusal to pay for sickness or annual leave, working outside of contracted hours and the retention of tips.
In 2018, Yusuf Hanna spoke to Zaynab Hussein, a mother of nine who moved to Leicester in 2003 after escaping violence and instability in Somalia.
She told Hanna about the hate crime that left her with life-changing injuries after she was repeatedly run over by a 21-year-old stranger in the street.
May Hanna Yusuf’s soul rest in perfect peace.