Famous British television and radio personality Terry Wogan died

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Who: Terry Wogan
Where: Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
What: Died
When: 31 January 2016

British television and radio personality Terry Wogan died of cancer on 31 January 2016 in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. He was 77.

About Terry Wogan

• He was born on 3 August 1938 in Limerick, Republic of Ireland.

• He was one of the BBC’s most recognisable faces and voices.

• He started his broadcasting career with Irish state broadcaster RTE before joining the BBC in 1966.

• He became a national institution as a disc jockey, chat show host and presenter.

• He was well known for his gently mocking wit and Irish brogue.

• He was appointed an Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1997 and elevated to an Honorary Knight Commander of the same order (KBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2005.

• He was honoured with the title of Freeman of Limerick in 2007.

• He received an Honorary LL.D. degree from Leicester University in 2010