Monday, 09 December, 2019

Strictly Come Dancing's Sir Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89

Strictly Come Dancing's Sir Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89 Strictly Come Dancing's Sir Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89
Debra Rodriguez | 22 August, 2017, 00:52

Sir Bruce was taken to hospital in March and spent five nights in intensive care at St Peter's Hospital in Surrey after developing a severe chest infection, according to reports.

He went on to become the long-running host of popular game shows including The Price is Right and The Generation Game, which made him the UK's best-paid TV star of the time.

The official Strictly Come Dancing Twitter account also paid tribute to the late star, while Ore Oduba, who won Strictly in 2016, called Bruce his "hero".

He may have been an easy target for generations of amateur impressionists since nearly the dawn of the television age, but Sir Bruce Forsyth set the gold standard for light entertainment in Britain.

The Just A Minute host remembered the "exceptional" TV legend as he spoke on BBC News just hours after Sir Bruce's death at the age of 89 on Friday. When I met him in 2012 he would be warming up the crowd and getting people up to dance. He was too frail to attend the funerals of close friends Ronnie Corbett and Sir Terry Wogan previous year.

Gary Lineker: "Saddened to hear that Sir Bruce Forsyth has passed away".

"He said: "(Sir Bruce) was the most entertaining, multi-talented, all-round performer that this country has ever produced.

"In Britain I'm really known as the game show [host]".

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"For me, in those four words, it was clear that he was not only a gent but a true professional in all senses of the word".

Comedian Rob Brydon passed on "condolences" to Sir Bruce's family - including his wife, Wilnelia, six children and grandchildren - and This Morning's Phillip Schofield added: "Rest in peace". Crimewatch police presenter and former Strictly contestant recalled meeting the host on the dancing show, saying: "He was genuinely such a lovely fella and had time for us all". He had a remarkable chemistry with his audience - that's what made him such an incredible professional and why he was so loved.

He also said he was "honoured" to have known and worked with Sir Bruce and "to have had my life touched by such greatness".

Most recently, he co-presented Strictly Come Dancing from 2004 to 2013.

Thank you Sir Bruce for providing us with countless great moments over the years. "We'll miss him so much".

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

"I'd liked to have made it in America very much indeed, but it wasn't to be and I think I would have gone back there again and kept going on having a go for America", he said.

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