Keith Chegwin dies aged 60!

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TV presenter Keith Chegwin has died aged 60 after a long illness.

Keith Chegwin suffered a “long-term battle with a progressive lung condition” and has sadly died, his family have said.

Keith died at home on Monday with his family alongside him.

Keith became famous in the ’70s and ’80s, he was best known for presenting TV shows Multi-Coloured Swap Shop and Cheggers Plays Pop.

He was a regular guest on The Big Breakfast in the ’90s and appeared on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother in 2015.

His family said: “We are heartbroken to share the news that Keith Chegwin sadly passed away following a long-term battle with a progressive lung condition, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which rapidly worsened towards the end of this year.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Severn Hospice for the kindness, support and care they have shown us all over the last few weeks.

“Keith was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. We would respectfully ask to be left to mourn his passing in private.”

Keith starred in an Easter pantomime tour of Beauty and the Beast in March last year.

Tributes have been paid by fellow TV stars and celebs who knew Keith:

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