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Brian Matthew, Britain's oldest DJ, dies, aged 88

By Katie Archer

Radio 2 broadcaster Brian Matthew died on Saturday morning at the age of 88, the BBC has said.

Matthew, who had been dubbed Britain's oldest DJ, stepped down from the popular programme Sounds Of The 60s after 27 years in February because of ill health.

The broadcaster was wrongly reported as having died on Wednesday by the BBC, which later clarified that he was critically ill.

BBC Radio Two tweeted on Saturday: "Farewell to your old mate and ours, Brian Matthew."

He was best known for presenting the long-running Round Midnight programme which won the 1987 Pulitzer Publishing Award.

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