After months of health problems it has emerged that the CBE awarded entertainer has passed away at the age of 89. Sir Bruce Forsyth has been entertaining since the 1950s and was declared the longest working male entertainer of all time with a career spanning 75 years by the Guinness Book of Records in 2012.
The former TV host’s manager Ian Wilson released a statement about the passing saying “It is with great sadness that the Forsyth family announce that Sir Bruce passed away this afternoon, peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Wilnelia and all his children.”
Sir Bruce became the best paid TV presenter in the UK with his shows The Price is Right, Play Your Cards Right, The Generation Game and most recently Strictly Come Dancing.
We would like to offer our thoughts and prayers to the family of Sir Bruce Forsyth at his difficult time.
Thank you Brucie! For all of your work in British entertainment, May you Rest in Peace.