The veteran journalist died from health complications associated with diabetes

The funeral service for veteran journalist Samuel McKnight will take place Thursday at Faith Assembly International, Five Rivers Junction Arouca.

The funeral service will begin at 11 am followed by a burial at the Tunapuna Public Cemetery.

McKnight, 58, died on Friday after he had been ailing for some time.

He spent the last decade of his career in television at CNC3 Television, where he mainly reported on crime.

Before that he worked in the print media at Newsday and the TnT Mirror.