Some very sad news from the Eurovision world this morning.
Past BBC Eurovision commentator, Sir Terry Wogan, has passed away, aged 77, after a battle with cancer.
His family stated: “He passed away surrounded by his family. While we understand he will be missed by many, the family ask that their privacy is respected at this time.”
Tony Hall, the BBC’s director general, has also commented on the news, stating “Terry truly was a national treasure.”
Wogan was the BBC’s Eurovision commentator for many years of the contest, and stepped down from his position in 2008, where he continued to present his BBC Radio 2 show, as well as being a regular presenter on the BBC’s Children In Need charity programme.
He was a much loved, but often controversial commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest, and many fans are already mourning his death on social media this morning.
Sir Terry Wogan (1938-2016)