Irish-born Wogan, one of the BBC's most recognizable faces
and voices, was granted a British knighthood in 2005.
"Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with
cancer. He passed away surrounded by his family," a statement on
behalf of his family said.
Wogan began his broadcasting career with Irish state broadcaster
RTE before joining the BBC in 1966. He went on to become a
national institution as a disc jockey, chat show host and
presenter, known for his gently mocking wit and Irish brogue.
He hosted the BBC's coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest from
1980 to 2008.
(Reporting by William James; Editing by Angus MacSwan)
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