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Tributes open for Terry Wogan

Books of condolence have opened for Sir Terry Wogan who died of cancer on Sunday at the age of 77.

The veteran presenter’s career spanned 50 years. He hosted TV chat shows, fronted the Eurovision Song Contest and was the face of Children in Need, while his long-running Radio 2 breakfast show regularly attracted millions of eager listeners.

The condolence books which are  in Sir Terry’s birthplace of Limerick, will allow people to mark the passing of “a true son of Limerick”, the city’s mayor Liam Galvin said.



A cartoon of Pudsey bear playing tribute to Terry Wogan by the artist Darren Birdie went viral.

He wrote: “Such sad news to hear of the loss of #TerryWogan – A broadcasting legend who helped lighten many peoples lives! #RIP”

Darren Birdie

Darren Birdie

Chris Evans said at the start of his breakfast show: “He was radio’s Eric Morecambe, Ronnie Barker, he was our Captain Mainwaring, our Basil Fawlty but he made us laugh every day for two hours and for over 30 years.

“All unscripted, all ad lib, always supremely assured, unwaveringly confident.

“And do you know why? Because he never took any of this seriously, least of all himself. He was the butt of most of his jokes.

“Laugh and the world laughs with you, sure, but Terry knew that if you go one better, and laugh at yourself then you’re really onto something.”

Sir Roger Moore led the tributes on twitter:


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