The body of British radio host Gavin Ford was discovered on Tuesday in his home in the town of Beit Meri, Lebanon.
The cause of death is still vague, and the local police launched an investigation.
"Gavin Ford in the morning" was a very successful breakfast show on Lebanese station Radio One since 1996.
Gavin Ford studied at the National Broadcasting School in London before travelling to Lebanon where he started his breakfast show that was said to be most popular.
Ford's fans are mourning his loss, expressing their sorrow in tributes posted to social media.
He is described by many as a "charismatic voice", "bright start", and simply a "positive vibe in the morning".
Sad news out of #Lebanon. Gavin Ford, a British radio host, was found murdered in his home. He helped countless Lebanese cope with morning traffic in his engaging charismatic voice https://t.co/XYqWaiQWWq— Joe Macaron جو معكرون (@macaronjoe) November 27, 2018
The news about Gavin Ford is excruciatingly stunning. Really sad to hear that. RIP— Faez (@MFaezT) November 27, 2018
LAHZA KIF YA3NE GAVIN FORD PASSED AWAY ?????!!!?!??!??????— IceTeaLemon 🇱🇧 (@antoniosoueiss) November 27, 2018
Nearly a month ago #GavinFord was recording his voice over a @ghi_aub animation video. We were honored to work with such a talent! Our deepest sympathis to his family, friends and colleagues! May his soul rest in peace! pic.twitter.com/6dcmUSrUxv— AUB Global Health (@ghi_aub) November 27, 2018
Ford's body was discovered after his colleagues alerted the authorities that they were unable to contact him when he failed to show up for the show on Tuesday morning.
Our deepest condolences go to the family of the victim, his colleagues at Radio One, and his loved ones. May his soul rest in peace and may justice be served.