Broadcaster and author Clive James has died aged 80
The much-loved broadcaster, author and poet Clive James has died at the age of 80 following a long battle with leukemia.
A statement from Clive's agents says he 'died at his home in Cambridge on Sunday 24th November 2019. A private funeral attended by family and close friends took place in the chapel at Pembroke College, Cambridge on Wednesday 27th November.'
Clive James was born Vivian Leopold James in Kogarah, a southern suburb of Sydney. He lived and worked in the United Kingdom since 1962.
He was best known for his work as a TV critic and fronting his popular chat show format on ITV in the 80s and 90s. Later in his career, the multi-talented Australian also took to the radio airwaves at the BBC and produced podcasts.
But his resume doesn't stop there. He also penned a number of poems, novels and wrote for newspapers and magazines.
Tributes and messages of sympathy have been posted on Twitter.