National Media and Publishing Company (Kaieteur News) senior crime journalist Dale Andrews died early Saturday morning at a city hospital after he reportedly suffered a heart attack.Dale AndrewsAndrews, 45, of Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara, was reportedly on a three-day sick leave at the time of his demise. Andrews, who worked with the Kaieteur News for more than 12 years was described as a stalwart in the media fraternity. He started his journalistic career at the Guyana Broadcasting Corporation and then joined Kaieteur News in early 2000’s. While there he excelled in the way he reported crime and security matters.Editor-in-Chief of Kaieteur News Adam Harris, when contacted on Saturday told Guyana Times that the entire staff is in a state of shock and disbelief. He also confirmed that Andrews suffered from a heart complication and was on sick leave.On Friday evening, Andrews reportedly took in and upon checking for his medication, his wife realised there was none. He was taken to the hospital where he succumbed.Harris noted that Andrew’s death will definitely leave a hole in the editorial team at the entity.“Dale was a dedicated worker. Even though he was on medical sick leave he sent in stories to be published… We have lost a gem, a void that cannot be filled”, Harris added.Guyana Times/TVG/ Radio Guyana extends sympathy to the family, relative and friends of Dale Andrews.