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Obituary: Sir Terry Wogan

Howard Lake | 31 January 2016 | News

Sir Terry Wogan, broadcaster and presenter of BBC Children in Need’s TV fundraising campaigns since they began in 1980, has died aged 77 “after a short but brave battle with cancer” according to his family.
He missed only one BBC Children in Need campaign, in November 2015, due to ill health. Presenter Dermot O’Leary, who stepped in for him then, today said:

“Sir Terry. Just the most warm hearted, generous, funny, clever, life affirming man. Part of the foundations of @BBCRadio2 so very sad.”

Since the first major appeal in 1980, BBC Children in Need has raised a total of over £780 million. The 2015 campaign has so far raised a record £37,100,687.
The charity’s Chief Executive David Ramsden today said:


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“Sir Terry Wogan has been at the heart of the Charity for over 30 years raising millions to change the lives of children. We have lost a wonderful friend and we will miss him so much. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.”

Many of Wogan’s army of fans, the TOGs (Terry’s Old Geezers and Gals), took part in fundraising for BBC Children in Need and other charitable causes.

Other individuals and organisations paid tribute to Sir Terry today, including:







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