TV icon Sir Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89

21 August, 2017, 04:31 | Author: Ruben Patrick
  • Breaking: Legendary TV presenter Bruce Forsyth sadly passes away aged 89

"It was such an honour to work with him - a brilliant comedian, television host and a lovely man".

"I've known Bruce since the 70s when we judged a disco dance competition together and the rest is history".

The pictures in this collection reflect some of the key moments from Sir Bruce's impressive innings.

Ms Winkleman also paid a touching tribute to her predecessor. He later said he regretted doing so many TV game shows but said he enjoyed the lifestyle it afforded him.

She followed it with: The Bruce you saw really was the man he was.

"I'd like to have done more of that, but in Britain we tend to pigeonhole people".

In the wake of the news, devastated celebrities quickly began paying tribute to the long-serving star of stage and screen, led by those who worked with him during his 10-year stint as co-presenter of 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The tributes which marked the passing of a national treasure, whose career is unlikely to ever be replicated, were united in agreement: "Didn't he do well?!".

Stephen Fry wrote: "There was only one #Brucie - it was more than to nice to see you, to see you more than nice".

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Image copyright Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock Image caption Sir Bruce with Julie Andrews (left) and Beryl Reid in Star!

Actress Martine McCutcheon said Bruce was "one of the absolute greats in entertainment".

Like millions of others, for years I watched Sir Bruce dance, sing, joke & laugh. He was magnificent and he was a great entertainer. Didn't he do well?' As well as his son, Bruce is survived by his wife, five daughters, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In a statement, his manager Ian Wilson said his health had deteriorated in recent weeks and he contracted bronchial pneumonia.

The family thanked everyone for their well wishes to Sir Bruce "over his long illness and know that they will share in part, the great, great loss they feel".

They added there would be no further comment at the moment and asked for their privacy to be respected "at this most hard time".

Forsyth went on to host such shows as The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right and The Price is Right, and became famous for string of catchphrases such as "Good game, good game!', 'Nice to see you, to see you nice"; and 'didn't he do well?'

Explaining his popular appeal TV executives recalled Forsyth's ability to engage the audience through his irrepressible warmth and wit.

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