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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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Coleman 'set the standard for sports broadcasters'

David Coleman was one of this country's greatest and most respected broadcasters.

Generations grew up listening to his distinctive and knowledgeable commentary. Whether presenting, commentating or offering analysis, he set the standard for all today's sports broadcasters.

Our thoughts are with his family and many friends.

– Tony Hall, BBC director general

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