British 'king of gameshows', Sir Bruce Forsyth, dies aged 89 video

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British television presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89.

Veteran TV presenter and entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth, one of Britain's best-known gameshow hosts, has died at the age of 89, according to the BBC.

Forsyth fronted programmes including The Generation Game and Play Your Cards Right. Most recently he presented dance contest Strictly Come Dancing for 10 years until 2014.

BBC director general Tony Hall described him as "one of the greatest entertainers our country has ever known".

TV presenter and entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth, pictured in 2013, has died aged 89. (File photo)
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TV presenter and entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth, pictured in 2013, has died aged 89. (File photo)

"He has delighted millions of people and defined Saturday night television for decades ... his warmth and his wit were legendary," Hall said in a statement.

"He had a remarkable chemistry with his audience - that's what made him such an amazing professional and why he was so loved."

The BBC reported Forsyth, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2011, had been unwell for some time and had undergone keyhole surgery in 2015 after suffering two aneurysms.

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 - Reuters

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