John Sandon was diagnosed with heart failure. John is an antiques expert and enthusiast who hosted the BBC Antiques Roadshow show. He is also an author, having written 13 books on porcelain. The Shire was his most recent book.
Sandon is also the son of Henry Sandon, a noted authority on Royal Worcester porcelain and other subjects. Her father was named Personality of the Year by BBC Homes & Antiques magazine in 2000.
Additionally, Sandon has been involved in excavations at the Royal Worcester factory site and has written or co-written several books on the factory.