Bruce Forsyth death: TV legend and Strictly Come Dancing host dies, aged 89
The national treasure died "peacefully at his home"
TV entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth has died, aged 89.
The national treasure, famed for his catchphrase "nice to see you, to see you, nice", passed away "peacefully at his home" after months of ill health.
His manager Ian Wilson broke the devastating news, telling fans that Forsyth retained a "twinkle in his eye".
In a statement he 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.
Bruce had the measure of his old mate Jimmy Tarbuck. Once, asked about JT's attempts to be a comedian, he replied "Jimmy Tarbuck doesn't tell jokes - he just refreshes your memory!" Good game, good game!
Yes indeed. That's not the only one. A journalist from Liverpool (who didn't rate Cilla Black) used call her "Lennon's folly" because John Lennon was instrumental in getting Brian Epstein to back her - at the time when Epstein had the golden touch.