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Terry Wogan dies age 77 after short battle with cancer

Sir Terry Wogan is pictured onstage while hosting the BBC Proms in the Park at Hyde Park, London, on Sept. 12.
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Sir Terry Wogan is pictured onstage while hosting the BBC Proms in the Park at Hyde Park, London, on Sept. 12.

Veteran broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan has died, according to multiple reports.

Wogan died after "a short but brave battle with cancer," the BBC said, citing a statement from the 77-year-old television and radio star's family.

Born in Limerick, Ireland, Wogan was best known for his work for the national broadcaster, where he presented a long-running radio program called "Wake up to Wogan," as well as a chat show and a beloved annual, and highly sardonic, commentary of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Prime Minister David Cameron said "Britain has lost a huge talent, someone millions came to feel was their own special friend."

BBC director general Tony Call called Wogan, whose full name was Michael Terence, a "national treasure."

Wogan was married to Helen Joyce for 50 years, with whom he had four children.

- Associated Press contributed to this report.

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