Television legend Sir Bruce Forsyth had passed away aged 89.
His family confirmed the news that the small screen personality died on Friday following a long illness.
Tributes have been paid in the thousands, from friend and fans, lauding the work of a man whose career spanned 75 years.
Former Strictly Come Dancing co-host Tess Daly worked with Brucie for a decade on the smash BBC dancing show.
Mourning the loss of her long-time colleague, she wrote:
There are no words to describe how heartbroken I am to be told the saddest news, that my dear friend Sir Bruce Forsyth has passed away.
From the moment we met, Bruce and I did nothing but laugh our way through a decade of working together on Strictly Come Dancing and I will never forget his generosity, his brilliant sense of humour and his drive to entertain the audiences he so loved.
He has been there for me as a co-host, a mentor, but most importantly as a friend, and I’m extremely fortunate to have worked alongside the man who defined Saturday night entertainment for so many decades.
He was a gentleman and a true legend and I will miss him deeply. My heart goes out to Winnie, his wife, and his beautiful family at this sad time.
Other celebrities were quick to pay tributes to the legend:
The Bruce you saw really was the man he was. We'll miss him so much.
— Claudia Winkleman (@ClaudiaWinkle) August 18, 2017
So sad to hear that the true legend of TV and all round lovely man has taken his final bow. So long Brucie ? love to Wilnelia and his family
— Phillip Schofield (@Schofe) August 18, 2017
Dear SIr Bruce. Truly natural & magical entertainer, so wonderful with his audiences. in his words You're My Favourite RIP ✨✨✨ https://t.co/d3nDESC1E0
— Zoe Ball (@ZoeTheBall) August 18, 2017
— Geri Horner (@GeriHalliwell) August 18, 2017
Nice to know you Brucie, to know you, nice. RIP.