Sir Terry Wogan dies of cancer aged 77, confirms his family

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Sir Terry Wogan has died at the age of 77.

He passed away after a short illness, his family have confirmed.

Sir Terry Wogan's Gala Lunch Fundraiser in support of BBC Children in Need at the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, 01 November 2015.


Sir Terry Wogan pictured in November 2015.

In a statement, they said: "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."

BBC Children In Need 2015: Sir Terry Wogan will be joined by Tess Daly, Fearne Cotton, Rochelle Humes and Nick Grimshaw.
15 October 2015.


BBC director general Tony Hall said: "Terry truly was a national treasure."

The popular TV presenter enjoyed a career spanning 50 years, including hosting the Eurovision Song Contest and Children In Need.

However, he was forced to pull out of hosting last year due to ill health.

Chris Evans, who took over from Terry after he left BBC Radio 2, has paid tribute to the veteran broadcaster, saying: "We are all so terribly sad upon haring of the passing of terry. I can't put into words how the whole Radio 2 family is feeling.

"Our most heartfelt thoughts go out to Helen, Mark, Alan, Katherine and Vanessa. To many of us Terry was Radio 2. We still can't believe it."

RIP Terry. You'll be missed.

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