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Terry Wogan Obituary

Terry Wogan (Getty Images / Getty Images Entertainment / Nicky J. Sims)
Terry Wogan (Getty Images / Getty Images Entertainment / Nicky J. Sims)
Terry Wogan, star of British television and radio for decades, has died. He was 77.

Born in Limerick, Ireland in 1938, Wogan began his broadcasting career on Irish network RTE before moving to the U.K. and the BBC, for whom he hosted quiz programs, game shows and a 1980s television talk show.

In addition to his weekday radio show, he was known in the United Kingdom for his work for television, including the BBC One chat show Wogan, presenting Children in Need, the game show Blankety Blank and Come Dancing and as the BBC's commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest from 1971 to 2008. Wogan used to present a two-hour Sunday morning show, Weekend Wogan, on BBC Radio 2. He also hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 1998 in Birmingham along with Ulrika Jonsson.

According to The Oxford Times, In 2008, Wogan and singer Aled Jones released a single "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth" which got to number three in the UK music charts. The money raised went to BBC Children in Need. The two recorded a second Christmas single "Silver Bells" in 2009 which was also in aid of BBC Children in Need. .

According to the BBC, Wogan was granted a knighthood in 2005. He held dual British and Irish citizenship and was thus entitled to use "Sir" in front of his name. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.
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