George Elroy Boyd Death | George Elroy Boyd Obituary – George Elroy Boyd has died at a hospice in Montreal at the age of 68. George Elroy Boyd was a Broadcaster-playwright, he was part of the original on-air team when CBC’s all-news channel began in 1989. He was Canada’s first Black national TV news anchor.
After Boyd left broadcasting in the 1990s, he turned his attention to writing, about which he was passionate. “George has written for radio, television, motion pictures, and also became a songwriter for his radio play, God is My Warden [title song],” his obituary said. “With his debut play, Shine Boy (1988), George became the first Indigenous African-Nova Scotian to have a play professionally produced on the main stage of Halifax’s Neptune Theatre.”
Broadcaster-playwright George Elroy Boyd has died in Montreal at 68. Boyd was part of the original on-air team when CBC’s all-news channel began in 1989. He was Canada’s first Black national TV news anchor. https://t.co/Cxrtj2Zw3K
— CBC News Alerts (@CBCAlerts) July 25, 2020
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