Sir Terry Wogan dies aged 77

Video report by ITV News correspondent Juliet Bremner

Renowned broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has died from cancer aged 77, the BBC has said.

The Irish-born presenter was best known for his roles hosting chat show Wogan, the Eurovision Song Contest and the Children in Need fundraisers.

A statement said he had died surrounded by his family at his home in Buckinghamshire.

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Sir Terry, famous for his velvety voice, retired from his hugely popular BBC Radio 2 Show Wake Up to Wogan in 2009 - triggering a national outcry.

His death prompted tributes from around the entertainment world.

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BBC Director General Tony Hall said he "truly was a national treasure", adding: "Today we've lost a wonderful friend."

Sir Terry has been broadcasting for the BBC since the late 1960s. Credit: PA

Chris Evans, who replaced Sir Terry after his retirement from Radio 2, tweeted to say he and those at the station were "terribly sad" at the news.

Fellow radio DJ Tony Blackburn also expressed his sadness, saying: "I can hardly believe my old friend Sir Terry Wogan has died. RIP Terry and thanks for being a friend."

Graham Norton, who took over from Sir Terry as Eurovision host in 2008 after 35 years, tweeted that he would raise a glass to his predecessor during this year's contest.

Prime Minister David Cameron also expressed his sadness, saying "Britain has lost a huge talent".

Meanwhile Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland, praised the presenter's "distinguished contribution" during a five-decade career.

Sir Terry was last on air on BBC Radio 2 just under three months ago, and was forced to pull out of presenting Children in Need late on due to health issues.

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