Veteran BBC Broadcaster, Sir Terry Wogan has died at the age of 77, following a short battle with cancer.
His family confirmed the news this morning (Sunday 31st January) in a statement which read: “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.”
Wogan enjoyed a lengthy 50 year career on television and radio, presenting the BBC Radio 2 programme Wake Up Wogan and the Wogan chat show. He was also the voice of Eurovision in the UK for many years and has been a key figure of the BBC’s Children In Need charity appeal since it began.
In the wake of his death, tributes have been flooding in, with the BBC’s director general, Tony Hall stating: “Terry truly was a national treasure.” Meanwhile, Graham Norton tweeted his condolences, saying: “He made it seem effortless and for a young boy in Ireland, he made it seem possible.”
Wogan is survived by his wife, Helen, their four children and their grandchildren.