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Veteran broadcaster Sir Jimmy Young dies aged 95

Sir Jimmy was one of the original Radio 1 DJs. Credit: PA

Veteran broadcaster Sir Jimmy Young has died aged 95.

The long-serving DJ, who spent almost three decades at BBC Radio 2, died "peacefully at home" with his wife Alicia by his side on Monday afternoon, a family spokesman said.

Sir Jimmy was one of the original Radio 1 DJs at the station's inception in 1967.

He moved to Radio 2 in 1973 and filled the early afternoon slot until he retired in December 2002.

Sir Jimmy Young receives his Knighthood at Buckingham Palace in 2002. Credit: PA

Sir Jimmy, who had a successful music career before becoming a broadcaster, interviewed every prime minister from 1964 to 2010, as well as many other leading world figures.

Baroness Thatcher appeared as a guest on his show 14 times.

The Queen is also believed to have been among fans of the "housewives' choice" during his time on air.

With Tony Blair in 2002. Credit: PA

Jeremy Vine, who took over Sir Jimmy's radio show after his retirement tweeted: "Sad to see this news. #RIPJimmy."

Stars and presenters took to Twitter to pay tribute to the veteran broadcaster:

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