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Tribute to Terry Wogan

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Friendly voice of radio, charming chat show host, charismatic TV presenter, hilarious Eurovision commentator… for all the roles he has played in every home across the country, there is no doubt that legendary broadcaster Terry Wogan, who passed away at the weekend from cancer at the age of 77, will be greatly missed by everyone.

And, as news broke yesterday of his passing, tributes came pouring in from fans, friends and colleagues.

Fearne Cotton took to Twitter to say of her colleague and presenting partner: “My eyes are full of tears, my heart is full of sorrow and my head is full of wonderful memories. I’ll miss you terribly Sir Terry.”

“He had funny nick names for me and always had the biggest smile on his face. I’m heart broken.”

Graham Norton, meanwhile, tweeted: “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 Holly Willoughby said: “Just seen the news. Had the pleasure of meeting Sir Terry Wogan a few times, every time he was the wonderful man you hoped he’d be, RIP X”.

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A released statement said that Terry Wogan “passed away surrounded by his family.

Tess Daly also took to Twitter, saying “So so sad at the news Sir Terry has passed away. He was the funniest, kindest man, it was a huge privilege to work with him & a joy to know him. Terry was a true gentleman on & off camera. He never stopped working tirelessly for charity. A legend is lost. My thoughts are with his family x”

Fellow Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans tweeted: “We are all so terribly sad upon hearing of the passing of Terry. I can’t put into words how the whole Radio 2 family is feeling.” Nick Grimshaw, meanwhile said “So sad to hear about Sir Terry, what a man! Funny, sharp, warm, inspiring and so much fun to be around. We’ll miss him. Rest in peace.”

Even Prime Minister David Cameron took to Twitter to express his condolences, saying:  “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 wit always made me smile.

These are all just some of the wonderful messages posted by famous names in honour of the great man – some from those who knew him and others from those who, like all of us, simply grew up experiencing his great talent on telly and radio.

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