Eurovision legend Katie Boyle is no more. Her agent informed the world about that sad fact today.
Katie was born on the 29th of May 1926 in a palace (that once belonged to the royal family) in Florence as: Caterina Irene Elena Maria Imperiali de Principi di Francavilla. Her mother brought her to London where she made a name for herself. Best known to Eurovision fans she was for hosting the Eurovision Song Contest a record amount of four times, showing her linguistic skills, in 1960, 1963, 1968 and 1974. The first three in London and the last one in Brighton.
Here is Katie opening the 1960 contest and welcoming the participants in their own language:
She had her own Radio Show on BBC 2 called ‘Katie and Friends’ and was an agony aunt for the magazine TV Times.
Her later life she dedicated to supporting animal charities and she has has been a committee member of the Battersea Dogs Home for over 25 years.
Rest in peace, Katie, and ESCBubble extends their condolences to Katie’s friends and family.