Sir Terry Wogan has died aged 77!

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The veteran BBC broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has passed away aged 77, his family confirms. 

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The broadcasting legend has passed away after a short battle with cancer, his family have confirmed. 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 director general Tony Hall commented: “Terry truly was a national treasure.”

The Irish broadcaster has had a career spanning over 50 years on TV and Radio. He is best known for presenting Blankety Blank from 1979 to 1983, Children in Need every year since 1980 and his fantastic commentary of the Eurovision Song Contest for almost 40 years.

On radio, he is best known for his morning show on BBC Radio 2 in 1993 called Wake Up with Wogan, hosting his final breakfast show in 2009.

Stars have rushed to twitter to share express their condolences:

RIP Sir Terry Wogan, a true national treasure who will be missed by millions.

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