Keith Chegwin Predicted His Own Death In Eerie Last Interview


TV legend Keith Chegwin who died December 11, 2017, aged 60, made an apparent tongue-in-cheek statement during his last interview.

Chegwin, who was fondly referred to as ‘Cheggers’ through his career, died from a ‘long-term battle with a progressive lung condition’, a family statement revealed.

Speaking to OK! Magazine in May 2016, he said he was ‘nervous’ for his own health, after stars including David Bowie, Prince and David Gest, among many others had passed that year already.

He said:

[I’m] worried. I’m having a panic attack as we talk. It could be me that’s next. But there won’t be any long compilation film on the news I promise you that.

It will be in Pig Breeders Weekly you’ll hear about it.

Cheggers made hilarious appearances in Ricky Gervais’ Extras and Life’s Too Short along 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.

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.

The family statement released today reads:

We are heartbroken to share the news that Keith Chegwin sadly passed away following a long-term battle with a progressive lung condition, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which rapidly worsened towards the end of this year.

Keith died peacefully at home shortly after midnight on the 11th of December. His wife Maria, his daughter Rose and his son Ted were by his side.

Big names in showbiz have been sharing their thoughts on social media.

Bobby Davro tweeted:

I have known Keith Chegwin for many years He was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met in this biz I had been told he was very poorly but unable to contact him for a while What a dreadful shame to lose such a lovely friend Love to his family RIP Cheggers! I’ll miss that smile.

Radio personality Tony Blackburn added:

I’m absolutely devastated to hear that my friend Keith Chegwin has died.He was one of the nicest people I have ever known and over the years we did shows together and became great friends. Keith RIP.

Rest in peace, Cheggers.