Bruce forsyth TV legend dies aged 89
Sir Bruce Forsyth, the veteran entertainer and presenter of many successful TV shows, has died aged 89.
Former Strictly Come Dancing presenter had been unwell for some time and was in hospital earlier this year after a severe chest infection.
His long career in show business began when he was only aged just 14.
He became Britain’s best-paid TV star and famous for hosting game shows like The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right and The Price is Right.
statement from his manager, Ian Wilson, said: “It is with great sadness that the Forsyth family announce that Sir Bruce passed away this afternoon, peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Wilnelia and all his children.
“A couple of weeks ago, a friend visited him and asked him what he had been doing these last 18 months.
“With a twinkle in his eye, he responded ‘I’ve been very, very busy… being ill!'”
Sir Bruce’s family expressed their thanks to “the many people who have sent cards and letters to Bruce wishing him well over his long illness and know that they will share in part, the great, great loss they feel”.
They said there would be no further comment at the moment and asked for their privacy to be respected “at this most difficult time”.
@NickChicane Gutted, another legend passes into the abyss…… RIP Bruce Forsyth
@Joe_Sugg An Inspirational entertainer. You will be sadly missed Sir Bruce Forsyth RIP
@Lord_Sugar Sad news about Sir Bruce Forsyth what legend of entertainment. He was a friend. The whole country will miss him RIP
@Mr_NJones RIP Sir Bruce Forsyth, it’s a sad day to lose a legend in which I grew up watching as a child
@mrjakedwood I saw Sir Bruce Forsyth working up close a couple of times and it was a masterclass in professionalism. We’ll never see the like again. RIP
@tynelexyclarson Rip to the legend Sir Bruce Forsyth, such an entertaining man who provided much joy to many lives for so many years