The world of showbiz has responded to the death of TV legend Sir Bruce Forsyth aged 89.
Celebrities looked back on the 75 year career of the former Strictly Come Dancing presenter describing him as a ‘national icon’, ‘lovely man’ and a ‘one of the most talented men this country ever produced’.
Here’s how Twitter responded to his passing…
I thought Brucie would go on forever. A star,an icon, a lovely man. Thoughts with his family. RIP Sir Bruce Forsyth.
— Les Dennis (@LesDennis) August 18, 2017
RIP the quite brilliant entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth. Loved by all. Sleep peacefully sir x
— Paul Chuckle (@PaulChuckle2) August 18, 2017
R.I.P Bruce Forsyth. A true British legend. What a life!
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) August 18, 2017
We've lost one of the absolute greats in entertainment…. RIP Bruce Forsyth. Sending your family love and light. Xxxx pic.twitter.com/alDYhytZlI
— Martine McCutcheon (@martineofficial) August 18, 2017
RIP Sir Bruce Forsyth, 89.
One of Britain's greatest ever entertainers & a lovely man.
Very sad news. pic.twitter.com/FMFQezZD7l
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 18, 2017
Sir Bruce Forsyth has passed away. Very very sad news. Here we are together back in 1978 on Bruce Forsyth's Big Night. Dx pic.twitter.com/1YWh7JYMKM
— Derek Griffiths (@DerekGriffiths) August 18, 2017
— Paddy McGuinness (@PaddyMcGuinness) August 18, 2017
Terribly sad news that Sir Bruce Forsyth has passed. A great entertainer. May he rest in peace.
— Duncan Bannatyne (@DuncanBannatyne) August 18, 2017
In a statement released earlier today, Bruce’s manager Ian Wilson said: “It is with great sadness that the Forsyth family announce that Sir Bruce passed away this afternoon, peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Wilnelia and all his children.
“A couple of weeks ago, a friend visited him and asked him what he had been doing these last eighteen months.
“With a twinkle in his eye, he responded ‘I’ve been very, very busy… being ill!’
“Unfortunately, not long after this, his health deteriorated and he contracted bronchial pneumonia.
“The family would like to express their thanks to the many people who have sent cards and letters to Bruce wishing him well over his long illness and know that they will share in part, the great, great loss they feel.
“There will be no further comment at the moment and it would be much appreciated if the privacy of Sir Bruce’s family is respected at this most difficult time.”
Sir Bruce with his OBE in 1998. Credit: PA
Born on 22 February 1928, Bruce first appeared on TV in 1939 when he was just 11 years old, on the show Come And Be Televised.
Bruce was knighted a sir in 2011, and he was also given an OBE in 1998 and CBE in 2006.
RIP to a true legend of the small screen.
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