Veteran broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan dies, aged 77
Jan 31, London: Veteran BBC broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has died after a short illness, his family has confirmed. He was 77.
His family in a statement 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 director general Tony Hall said: "Terry truly was a national treasure."
Limerick-born Sir Terry had a 50-year career on television and radio, including presenting Wake up to Wogan on BBC Radio 2 and the Wogan chat show.
He was also the voice of Eurovision for many years and had been involved in the Children in Need since it began.
BBC Radio 2 controller Bob Shennan said: "As the host of Wake up to Wogan, Terry established himself as one of the greatest and most popular radio hosts this country has ever heard.
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