Mel Webb, the former sports writer and senior sub-editor at The Times, has died. He was 67.
Webb suffered a fatal heart attack last month. Most tragically, Yvonne, his wife of more than 40 years, also died soon after.
Webb will be fondly remembered by all those who worked on The Times‘s sports desk in the 1980s and ’90s, mainly under sports editor Tom Clarke. Webb’s careful attention to detail and friendly approach helped many colleagues, and also shone through on the rare occasions he was given an opportunity to demonstrate his fine writing skill.
In the latter part of his career at the newspaper, Webb did more writing, particularly on golf, but he became de facto darts correspondent of The Times, and was often called upon to cover the more oddball events.