Fred's tribute to Patrick Moore

Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore died today aged 89, a group of his friends and staff said.

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Charity reacts to 'cat lover' Moore's death

Patrick Moore, flanked by former GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips and Wendy Turner in 1997 at Arthur's Cat Awards Credit: PA

Following the death of Sir Patrick Moore, Sussex charity Cats Protection said: “We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Sir Patrick.

"A dedicated and lifelong cat lover, Sir Patrick supported Cats Protection in many ways over the years, from donating funds through his book sales to hosting fundraising garden parties at his home in West Sussex on behalf of his local Cats Protection branch.

"He was a special man who had cats at his heart and will be sorely missed by us all.”

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