Politicians from across parties have issued tributes following the death of Sir Terry Wogan, the entertainer known primarily for his work on BBC TV and radio. Wogan, who presented a long-running morning radio show, a 1980s chat show, Eurovision and BBC’s Children in Need died at the age of 77.
David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said on Facebook:
“My thoughts are with Terry Wogan’s family. Britain has lost a huge talent – someone millions came to feel was their own special friend. I grew up listening to him on the radio and watching him on TV. His charm and wit always made me smile”.
Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, said on Twitter:
“Very sad news about Terry Wogan. A wonderful & iconic presenter who’ll be missed by millions. My thoughts are with his family & friends”.
Tim Farron, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said on Twitter:
“Terry Wogan was a national institution. A brilliant broadcaster who brought so many shows alive. He will be missed by millions”.
Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish First Minister, said on Twitter:
“Sad news. A broadcasting institution. Not sure we make them like #TerryWogan anymore. RIP”.