One of England's favourite Irish celebrities Sir Terry Wogan has died aged 77.
Sir Terry remained a popular TV personality across the U.K. although his appearances had become few and far between.
He gave up his role as long-standing presenter of U.K. coverage of the annual Eurovision song contest a while ago handing over the reins to a younger and cheekier Irish man, Graham Norton.
Last year however Wogan was on U.K. small screens in "Terry & Mason’s Great Food Trip." Sir Terry was joined by London cabbie, and sometime TV personality, Mason McQueen who drove the pair around the country for whistle-stop visits.
The pair described this show as follows:
Sir Terry said “I've taken the high road in the back seat of Mason's black London cab, as together we travel the country, meeting the people, seeing the sights and forcing down the occasional mouthful of food, in our fearless pursuit of epicurean excellence."
While Mason said “Swapping the busy streets of London for the country lane has been a welcome experience. Terry has been a brilliant guide, as have all the local people we’ve met and I’ve definitely learnt more about British cuisine.”
The series gave viewers a taster of towns and cities with regional information and highlights thrown in for good measure but all in a short show. Towns covered included Bath, Harrogate, Salisbury, Chester, Scarborough and Tunbridge Wells. You can find the full itinerary here.
Sir Terry did not look the picture of health during the series but then his advancing years seemed a fair reason. He retained his charm and wit throughout however.
Then in November 2015 Wogan pulled out of Children in Need due to health problems.
With a career dating back over five decades Terry was a D.J., had chart success with the tongue-in-cheek "Floral Dance", presented a weekly show on Radio 2, interviewed the full-range of worldwide celebrities in his chat show Wogan and was knighted in 2005.
He was often the host of fund-raising television events such as Children In Need.
Sunday morning tributes have begun for Sir Terry, a man described as an extraordinary broadcaster and so much more.
His family said in statement that his battle against cancer was "short but brave."
He married Helen Joyce in 1965 and the couple had four children - Mark Wogan, Katherine Wogan, Alan Wogan, Vanessa Wogan.
They have asked for some privacy and time to grief.
He will be missed by fans and was one 'nice guy'.
Terry Wogan was born August 3, 1938, in Limerick, Republic of Ireland and died January 31, 2016.