Belfast Telegraph

Telly favourite Dale died from natural causes, agent says

By Sherna Noah

Dale Winton died from natural causes, the much-loved presenter's agent has said.

The Supermarket Sweep star was found dead at a house in north London, which he had moved into just weeks earlier, in April, aged 62.

The office of Dale Winton's long-time agent, Jan Kennedy, said "that the coroner investigating the death of Dale Winton has found death by natural causes".

Winton became a household name with shows such as Supermarket Sweep, Touch The Truck and the National Lottery game show In It To Win It.

Supermarket Sweep, which saw contestants run around a mocked-up shop collecting shopping items, was a hit in the 1990s and was later revived.

David Walliams, Martine McCutcheon and Christopher Biggins were among the stars who attended a humanist service in central London in May, on what would have been Winton's 63rd birthday.

The send-off included a performance of One Love by boyband Blue and an impersonation of Winton courtesy of Jon Culshaw.

Kennedy previously said: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today. While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy at this time of grief."

After the news of his death, Paul O'Grady, Davina McCall and Graham Norton were among those who paid tributes.

Scotland Yard previously said the star's death was being treated as unexplained, but not suspicious.

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