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Former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull has died at the age of 66, his family said.
A statement from his family read: “After a challenging and committed fight against prostate cancer, Bill passed away peacefully at his home in Suffolk surrounded by his family on Wednesday 31st August.
“Bill was diagnosed in 2017 and has received excellent medical care from Royal Marsden and Ipswich Hospitals, St Elizabeth Hospice and his GP.
He “he was decidedly positive and was greatly encouraged by the support he received from friends, colleagues and messages from people wishing him luck. It was a great comfort to Bill that so many more men are now being tested earlier for this disease.
“Bill will be remembered by many as an outstanding broadcaster who brought warmth and humor into people’s homes on BBC Breakfast and Classic FM.
“He was also a devoted Wycombe Wanderers fan and an ever aspiring beekeeper. Bill was a wonderful husband and father to his three children; his family and friends will miss how he always made them laugh and the generosity and love he shared with those around him.”
“Bill was a wonderful husband and father to his three children; his family and friends will miss how he always made them laugh and the generosity and love he shared with those around him.”
Turnbull, who appeared on BBC Breakfast from 2001 to 2016, had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017.
who was a favorite with many viewers on BBC
Tributes have poured in for the broadcaster, who was a favorite with many viewers on BBC Breakfast thanks to his style of delivery.
Turnbull’s former colleague and co-host Susanna Reid described him as “the kindest, funniest, most generous man in the business”.
She tweeted: “I feel lucky to have worked with him and he taught me everything.
“But most of all, he devoted himself to his family and I am heartbroken for them. RIP bill. We’re going to miss you so much.”Former BBC presenter Dan Walker remembered Turnbull, saying it was an “honour” to sit on his sofa.
He tweeted: “Bill Turnbull was so kind and generous when I replaced him on BBC Breakfast. He was full of brilliant advice and it was clear how well liked he was by his colleagues and the audience. It was an honor to sit on his sofa.
BBC breakfast hosts Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty, both visibly tearful, remembered their predecessor on the BBC One morning show as “our friend and former colleague” and an “incredible” journalist with a “wise mind”.
Addressing viewers at the end of Thursday’s show, Stayt said: “He was a wise head, he didn’t take himself too seriously when he sat here, which is a great combination.”
Munchetty added: “Of course all of us here send love and support to Bill’s family, to Sessie, his wife, and I think today, after getting over the shock of this, we’ll start to remember the really fun things he did. Bill.
Turnbull revealed his prostate cancer diagnosis in March 2018, saying he was diagnosed the previous November, and detailed his treatment in a Channel 4 documentary called Staying Alive.
In October of last year he announced that he would be taking a leave of absence from his show on Classic FM for health reasons.
Announcing the news on social media, Turnbull said he was taking “a leave of absence” from his weekend show, which he had hosted for five years.
He began his television career on Scotland’s Radio Clyde in 1978 and joined the BBC as a reporter for the Today program in 1986 before becoming a reporter for the BBC’s Breakfast Time program two years later.