STARS from across the entertainment world have begun paying tribute to beloved TV and radio personality Terry Wogan who has tragically died, The Sun reports. Aged 77, his family this morning confirmed his death following a “short, but brave battle with cancer”.
“Our most heartfelt thoughts go out to Helen, Mark, Alan, Katherine and Vanessa. To many of us Terry was Radio 2. We still can’t believe it.” Dermot O’Leary added: “Sir Terry. Just the most warm hearted, generous, funny, clever, life affirming man. Part of the foundations of @BBCRadio2 so very sad.”
Graham Norton who took over providing commentary for the Eurovision Song Contest from Sir Terry after 19 years, wrote: “He made it seem effortless and for a young boy in Ireland he made it seem possible. RIP Sir Terry Wogan. I’ll raise a glass during song 9.” While this year’s Irisih Eurovision hopeful and former Westlife singer Nicky Byrne chipped in:
PM David Cameron also paid tribute, writing:: “My thoughts are with Terry Wogan’s family. Britain has lost a huge talent – someone millions came to feel was their own special friend.
“I grew up listening to him on the radio and watching him on TV. His charm and with always made me smile.”Shocked with the news of @terry_wogan death. Met him many times in Westlife on his TV & Radio shows. Always a Gentleman,Always a smile RIP.” Describing the national treasure as a “Giant,” presenter Noel Edmonds declared: What you saw on screen really was the man. Your use of the word “Giant” is so very appropriate #ripterrywogan.”
Controversial media figure Piers Morgan eulogised: “There are great TV broadcasters & great radio broadcasters. Terry Wogan was the greatest TV & Radio broadcaster. A legend of all airwaves.”