Sir Terry Wogan to be laid to rest in private funeral service
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Sir Terry Wogan to be laid to rest in private funeral service

VETERAN Irish broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan will be laid to rest in a private service next week.

The 77-year-old Limerick native died on Sunday after a “short but brave battle with cancer”.

His funeral, which will be held on an unspecified date next week, will be led by the chief mourners - his widow Helen and their three children.

No further details about the funeral will be released, as the Wogan family have asked for their privacy to be respected.

Wogan was a firm fixture on British airwaves over the past five decades.

He began his career with RTÉ in Dublin before moving to England and taking up a position with the BBC.

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Aside from his Eurovision commentary duties and presenting Children in Need every year, he is best remembered as a radio presenter.

His weekly show on BBC Radio 2, Weekend Wogan, ran from February 2010 until November 29 of last year.

He was replaced by Richard Madeley – who will dedicate this Sunday’s broadcast of Madeley on Sunday to his predecessor.

“This weekend Richard Madeley will be remembering some of Sir Terry's funniest and most heart-warming moments presenting Weekend Wogan on Sunday mornings - featuring his favourite songs, guests and live performances of recent years,” a BBC spokesperson told The Irish Post.

READ MORE: Obituary: Sir Terry Wogan 1938 – 2016, the Limerick boy who became Britain’s national treasure