From PA ... following my report of his illness a few days ago:
"Richard Stott, former editor of the Daily Mirror newspaper, died this morning after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, his family said. He was 63.
“Mr Stott held five editorships, a fleet street record, of three newspapers during his career, the Daily Mirror, Sunday People and Today; and in recent years was known for a Sunday Mirror column which he continued writing until just weeks before his death.
"He also edited Alastair Campbell’s diaries - finishing the task from his hospital bed.
"His wife Penny was by his side; he leaves behind three children Emily, 35, Hannah, 32, and Christopher, 28, and one granddaughter Phoebe, aged two."
David Montgomery will allow himself a small glass of sherry to celebrate this event.