Now Reading
Graham Norton leads tributes to British broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan

Graham Norton leads tributes to British broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan

Graham Norton leads tributes to Sir Terry Wogan.

The broadcaster, considered a national treasure, died this morning after a brief battle with cancer. He was best known for hosting Children in Need, his Radio 2 show, and the Eurovision Song Contest from 1980 until 2008 – at which point he was replaced by Norton. He was best known for his lighthearted but sardonic putdowns on the European singing contest.

His family released a short statement: ‘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.’

Norton tweeted: ‘He made it seem effortless and for a young boy in Ireland he made it seem possible. RIP Sir Terry Wogan. I’ll raise a glass during song 9.’

Tributes have since poured in lamenting the loss of the beloved British broadcaster.