Bruce Forsyth dies aged 89

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Entertainer and presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89.

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The BBC reports that he’d been unwell for some time, and had been admitted to hospital earlier this year after suffering a severe chest infection.

Bruce presented Strictly Come Dancing with Tess Daly from 2004 to 2014.

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His manager Ian Wilson said in a statement: "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."

Our thoughts are with Bruce’s family.

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