Tributes have poured in from the world of showbusiness and beyond for broadcasting great Sir Terry Wogan, who has died from cancer.
Former BBC Radio 2 colleague Jeremy Vine said on Twitter: “Truly one of the greatest we have ever seen. And treated his colleagues like friends.”
Tony Blackburn added: “I can hardly believe my old friend Sir Terry Wogan has died. RIP Terry and thanks for being a friend.”
Fellow broadcasting DJ Lauren Laverne wrote: “Oh, man. RIP Sir Terry Wogan. Broadcasting hero”, while Julian Clary said: “RIP Terry Wogan. A witty, warm and wonderful man.”
Richard Osman, of TV’s Pointless, said: “So sad about Sir Terry Wogan. What a wonderful, clever, funny man. Did nothing but make the world a happier place.”
Cricketer Ian Botham wrote: “Very sad to hear the news about Sir Terry Wogan passing away this morning !! A wonderful man just the same rain or shine !! RIP”, while actor Sir Roger Moore added: “Oh no. It’s a sad weekend. BBC News – Sir Terry Wogan: Veteran broadcaster dies aged 77.”
And English actor David Schneider said: “It’s truly like God’s put an intern in charge of deaths and he’s going through the list of celebrities people really love. RIP Terry Wogan.”
Actress Lisa Faulkner said: “I am so sad to hear Terry Wogan has died. I grew up listening to him on the radio. Memories of my sister and I dancing to The Floral Dance.”
Loose Women panellist Sherrie Hewson said: “Another day of sadness the truly talented Terry Wogan has died !!!! A lovely man met him 30 years ago he never changed ! Too sad !! RIP x”
West End star Kerry Ellis wrote: “O my god !!! Terry Wogan passed !?!! Such a wonderful man, so kind and generous What a sad loss. I’m gutted and lost for words.”
DJ Edith Bowman said: “Just so tragic to hear the news of Terry Wogan this morning. A true pro, a lovely lovely man. Love and best wishes to his family. Xx
“He was a huge influence, watching his chat show, his genius commentary of Eurovision, warm & genuine interest in people & music. RIP Tel”.
Presenter Dermot O’Leary tweeted: “Sir Terry. Just the most warm hearted, generous, funny, clever, life affirming man. Part of the foundations of BBC Radio 2 so very sad.”
Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans added: “We are all so terribly sad upon hearing of the passing of Terry. I can’t put into words how the whole Radio 2 family is feeling.”
Fellow broadcaster Simon Mayo said: “Always the right tone, always the right phrase, always a radio genius. RIP Sir Terry.”
Fellow presenters spoke of their admiration for Sir Terry’s extraordinary career and broadcasting abilities.
Piers Morgan said: “RIP Sir Terry Wogan. One of the greatest broadcasters who ever lived. Such sad news.
“There are great TV broadcasters & great radio broadcasters. Terry Wogan was the greatest TV & radio broadcaster. A legend of all airwaves.”
He also tweeted a quote from Sir Terry: “‘People who are successful should never forget that it’s 90% luck.'”
Graham Norton said: “He made it seem effortless and for a young boy in Ireland he made it seem possible. RIP Sir Terry Wogan. I’ll raise a glass during song 9.”
Clare Balding wrote: “Devastated about Terry Wogan. Grew up listening to him & have been privileged to know & work with him. Warm, generous and supremely talented.”
Noel Edmonds said: “He mastered broadcasting’s greatest challenge – to be admired and respected by public and peers alike – a true master has gone.”
Gaby Roslin added: “No no no! In total shock. Goodbye my cheeky chum. Forever in our hearts. RIP Terry Wogan.”
Dan Walker said: “Such sad news about Sir Terry Wogan. Had an amazing ability to make each one of his millions of listeners feel it was just him and them.”
Greg James wrote: “Warmth on radio is so underrated and Terry Wogan was the master of it. Add to that insanely funny and irreverent and you have a true great.”
Davina McCall added: “Terribly sad news about Terry Wogan. My thoughts are with his family. X RIP.”
Actor Matt Lucas said: “So so sad to hear the news today about Terry Wogan. Warm, traditional and yet brilliantly subversive. A true TV and radio icon. What a loss.”
Chris Moyles said: ” A genuine, original, master of broadcasting who turned talking in between records into an art form. Sleep well Terry and thank you. Christy”, while Scott Mills added: ” I’m so sad about Sir Terry Wogan. A radio talent like no other. So warm but so so funny. The best. RIP Terry.”
In a glowing tribute, Jo Whiley wrote: ” That warm, golden voice. That twinkle. That wit. The broadcaster’s broadcaster. Kind. Funny. Lovely lovely lovely. Unutterably sad.”
Phillip Schofield said: ” Waking up to the very sad news that Sir Terry Wogan has died. Such a very charming man & a great broadcaster. Sending love to his family.”