Sports broadcaster David Coleman dies aged 87

Former BBC sports broadcaster David Coleman has died at the age of 87 after a short illness, his family has confirmed.

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David Coleman dies aged 87

BBC commentator David Coleman in the Lenin Stadium, Moscow in 1980. Credit: S&G/S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport

Former BBC sports broadcaster David Coleman has died at the age of 87 after a short illness, his family has confirmed.

Coleman presented some of the BBC's leading sporting programmes, including Grandstand and Sportsnight, and was the host of Question of Sport for 18 years.

He was awarded an OBE in 1992 and retired from the BBC in 2000.

A statement from his family said: "We regret to announce the death of David Coleman OBE, after a short illness. He died peacefully with his family at his bedside."

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