We regret to inform our listeners that our colleague Juan Antonio "Tony" Middleton passed away in Buenos Aires due to health complications, at the age of 82. His distinctive British accent is part of the history of RAE, where he hosted the English-language program for almost three decades. English-speaking listeners around the world remember his warmth and clarity on the air, not to mention his classic opening line: "This is the international service of the Argentine Radio".
Born in Argentina and son of British immigrants, he ventured into acting in the English language with the group "Suburban Players", while he was engaged in various commercial activities with his family. In 1981 he had the opportunity to join RAE as a substitute, thanks to his impeccable English and his pleasant voice. In 1983 he joined as a regular and went on to become head of the English-language department at the station, until his retirement in 2008.
He also recorded several commercials and acted in several movies, always playing the "Englishman", as for example, in this legendary commercial for the "Legui" liquor.
In 2020, during the pandemic lockdown, he briefly came back on the airwaves of RAE for an interview, and shared some of his life story.
He was an excellent co-worker, who cheered up every morning with his traditional "Good Morning".
Farewell Tony. We'll miss you.