THE MUCH loved BBC broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has died aged 77, after a short illness, his family confirmed in a statement issued on January 31 saying “Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer. He passed away surrounded by his family. While we understand he will be missed by many, the family ask that their privacy is respected at this time.”
Born in Ireland, Sir Terry started life in banking but soon switched to become a presenter and newsreader with Radio Eirann, then moving on to become a DJ and quizmaster before leaving to work for the BBC.
He spent 50 years with the BBC on both the Radio as a DJ and morning show presenter and then TV where he not only had his own chat show, but hosted quiz shows such as blankety blank and was for many, the voice of Eurovision.
With his home spun charm, Sir Terry was heavily involved in fund raising by presenting the Children in Need programmes and helped to raise millions of pounds over the years but because of his deteriorating health had to pull out of the 2015 programme back in November.
There have already been numerous tributes paid to the entertainer and David Cameron tweeted “My thoughts are with Terry Wogan’s family. Britain has lost a huge talent – someone millions came to feel was their own special friend.”