Sir Bruce Forsyth Dies He Was 89 – an icon and treasure

Sir Bruce Forsyth Dies He WAs 89

Sir Bruce Forsyth Dies He was 89. he had been unwell for some time.

The former Strictly Come Dancing host had been unwell for some time and was in hospital earlier this year after a severe chest infection.

His long career in show business began when he was aged just 14.

He became Britain’s best-paid TV star.  Famous for hosting game shows like The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right and The Price is Right.

He also presented BBC One’s Strictly with Tess Daly from 2004 to 2014.  His co-presenter said she was heartbroken.

A statement from his manager Ian Wilson said: “It is with great sadness that the Forsyth family announce that Sir Bruce passed away this afternoon. Peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Wilnelia and all his children.”

1928 – 2017: Sir Bruce had the longest TV career of any male entertainer. First TV performance, come and be televised.  Last TV performance Strictly Children in Need Special.

There have been many tributes for colleagues and friends. A national icon and one of the best in show business. Dancing, singing, acting and laughter were some of his best qualities.

BBC Video. Correspondent David Sillito

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