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Terry Wogan funeral to be private
06 Feb 2016 00:12
The BBC has confirmed that a private funeral for legendary broadcaster Terry Wogan will take place next week.
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The much-loved Limerick native died at the age of 77 last Sunday (January 31) following a short battle with cancer.
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The BBC statement reads: "Sir Terry Wogan's funeral will take place next week. It will be a private service for the family.
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"No further details will be released, and we ask that the family's wish for privacy is respected at this time."
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Known for his velvety voice on radio and television, the veteran broadcaster was one of the best-known stars in Ireland and the UK.
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A huge number of tributes have been paid to Terry Wogan since the announcement of his death.
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He first headed into the world of banking after leaving college in 1956 but, after answering an advertisement, joined RTÉ, where he worked as a newsreader and announcer.
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He moved on to become a DJ and hosted quiz and variety shows.
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Moving to the BBC, he hosted a mid-1960s programme called Midday Spin and when the corporation reorganised its output, he began working on the new Late Night Extra slot on BBC Radio 1, for which he commuted from Dublin.
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His career with the BBC flourished as he became one of the organisation's biggest and warmest personalities.
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