Terry Wogan Dead: Twitter Reactions from Celebrities to British Broadcaster’s Death

January 31, 2016

The death of Terry Wogan, the legendary British radio and television broadcaster, at age 77, comes as sad and shocking news. Numerous fellow broadcasters and presenters, actors, public figures and celebrities are expressing their condolences, paying tributes and sharing memories. Here is a roundup of what is being said.

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It was from a short statement from the family, released to the media, that broke the sudden news, reading in part, “Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer. He passed away surrounded by his family,” along with a plea for privacy.

The Irish-born Terry Wogan was a fixture in British broadcasting from the 1960s on, and reached the height of fame and influence with his hugely popular morning show, ‘Wake Up to Wogan’ on BBC Radio 2 from which he retired in 2009. He is also known for hosting the the BBC Children in Need charity telecast for nearly 35 years; since 1980. Last November he withdrew due to health concerns.

In what became one of his final interviews, The UK Mirror reports that Terry Wogan reflected upon of his future, saying, “I’m supposed to be retiring, but I’m not. I have no plans to retire – they’ll have to carry me off stage.”

He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Helen Wogan and three children and, of course, many, many friends, colleagues, fans and admirers.

Once again, it was a sudden and shocking announcement of the death of a legend. This month of January has seen many deaths of legendary Britons including David Bowie, the iconic and influential artist who had released what became his last album just three days before his death at age 69.

That was closely followed by the sad news, just a few days later that the legendary actor Alan Rickman, known to many as Professor Severus Snape in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies had died also at age 69. Both died of cancer.

Now, once again, another legend has died from cancer. This succession of deaths hasn’t gone unnoticed. And once again, the abrupt end to a life unfolding.

Tributes have been pouring in steadily from fellow broadcasters and personalities in television and radio, as well as public figures. Here is a roundup of what is being said at the sudden news of his passing.

Reactions to the death of continue to pour in, as #TerryWogan and #RIPTerryWogan continue to be trending topics on Twitter and many share condolences for the family and pay tribute to the broadcast legend who was so influential for so many decades.

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