Keith Chegwin, TV broadcaster and actor, has died after a long illness, his family have confirmed.
According to reports, the TV legend has died after battling a ‘long-term battle with a progressive lung condition’, according to Sky News.
Chegwin was renowned for his off-the-cuff broadcasting style, and claimed no one ever wrote a word for him during his career.
TV presenter Keith Chegwin has died aged 60 following a "long-term battle with a progressive lung condition," his family have said pic.twitter.com/Z0FH4jbJnq
— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 11, 2017
He was affectionately known as ‘Cheggers’, and made appearances in Ricky Gervais’ Extras and Life’s Too Short with Shaun Williamson and Les Dennis.
In 2012, Keith was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Reality TV Awards.
He began his professional career as an actor, with his most prestigious acting credit was that of Fleance in the 1971 production of Macbeth.
Radio five announcing Keith Chegwin has died ….. Awww Cheggars. :o( #childhood
— AJ Read (@Amanda13Jane) December 11, 2017
He appeared in numerous theatre productions and radio shows, as well as acting as a radio DJ on BBC Radio 1 on Tony Blackburn’s weekend morning show.
He was set to take part in the sixth series of Dancing On Ice, but had to withdraw after breaking three ribs and fracturing his shoulder on the first day of training.
Keith is survived by his wife Maria Anne Chegwin and his two children.