This week, Matthew Rodrigopulle, a reporter for Global News Regina, died suddenly in his home. He was only 24 years old.
Global Regina morning show anchor Kimberley Fowler shared the shocking and tragic news of the passing of Matthew Rodrigopulle during a live telecast.
“Before we leave you this morning, we have some sad news to share. This is our first morning back on the air after a member of the global Regina team has passed away,” Fowler announced while shaken up.
“Our Matthew Rodrigopulle sadly died suddenly yesterday in his home in Regina… And we extend our condolences to his family. Matthew Rodrigopulle will be dearly missed, and we like to sign off in honor of Matthew this morning,” Fowler concluded.
Watch the video below:
WATCH: WATCH: A member of the Global Regina family has passed away. Our Matthew Rodrigopulle died suddenly earlier this week in his home in Regina. Matthew was a bright reporter in our newsroom and he will be dearly missed – @Matt_Rodrigo_ pic.twitter.com/20eoAfP8ye
— Global Regina (@GlobalRegina) September 9, 2022
It is still unclear what caused Matthew’s death, as his network did not provide further information.
Back in June 2021, Matthew announced on his Twitter account that he was fully vaccinated.
Tributes have poured in following Matthew’s death.
“The Leafs Nation team is heartbroken to share the shocking and tragic news of the passing of Matthew Rodrigopulle.
“Matthew joined our team in 2020 while finishing up his degree at then Ryerson University, now Toronto Metropolitan University, and we were privileged to have here for over a year before he went on to pursue one of his career goals of being on air journalist, which he did for Global Regina,” Leafs Nation said.
— David Alter (@dalter) September 10, 2022