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    Van Hopkins who commentated on the rugby on BBC Radio Leicester has died at the age of 89. Mr Hopkins commentated on The Tigers rugby team for over 20 years.
    Special tribute programmes have been planned for the easter weekend on the BBC station.
    Kate Squire, managing editor at Radio Leicester said "Van was an inspirational broadcaster, a founder of local radio sport and a true professional. His passion for the Tigers was infectious. We will miss him."

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