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

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.

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.

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