UK –Sir Terry Wogan Dies Aged 77
His family has just broken the news that the veteran Eurovision commentator and host
“died today after a short but brave battle with cancer”
He passed away surrounded by his family.
The BBC director general Tony Hall commented
“Terry truly was a national treasure”.
Wogan will be known as the man with the silver and sometimes galvanised tongue when it came to commentating on the Eurovision Song contest for the BBC. He also hosted the UK’s national final for decades and then found himself co-hosting the song contest in 1998 when held in Birmingham.
Born Michael Terrance Wogan in Limerick City, Ireland in 1938. He began his broadcasting career at RTE (Irish National Broadcaster) in the 1960’s on the show ‘Jackpot’.
By the late 1960’s he was a household name in the United Kingdom after he moved to the BBC. He will be remembered for the highly popular shows ‘Wogan, Blankety Blank, Come Dancing’ and of course for commentating on the Eurovision Song Contest from 1971 to 2008. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : BBC