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Terry Wogan dies after battle with cancer

Published 31/01/2016

Sir Terry Wogan
Sir Terry Wogan

TV and radio star Sir Terry Wogan has passed away from cancer.

Beloved British TV and radio presenter Sir Terry Wogan has died aged 77 after a short battle with cancer, his family has confirmed.

In a statement, they said the veteran BBC broadcaster and Children in Need presenter passed away on Sunday (31Jan16) surrounded by his family.

"Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer," they said. "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."

BBC director general Tony Hall describes the late star as a “national treasure. Terry worked in television and radio for 50 years and most recently won over fans with his Wake Up to Wogan show on BBC Radio 2. He was also known as the host of the Eurovision Song Contest, as well as his chat show.

Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, also paid tribute to Terry, sharing: “My thoughts are with Terry Wogan's family. Britain has lost a huge talent - someone millions came to feel was their own special friend.

“I grew up listening to him on the radio and watching him on TV. His charm and wit always made me smile.”

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