Bruce Forsyth, a legendary entertainer, host and quizmaster on English television whose career spanned the history of TV, has died.
A statement from his manager Ian Wilson said he died "peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Wilnelia and all his children".
Play Your Cards Right gave birth to Sir Bruce's catchphrase "Higher, Lower" and became one of his longest running shows.
"There will be no further comment at the moment and it would be much appreciated if the privacy of Sir Bruce's family is respected at this most hard time".
The iconic entertainer passed away today after he contracted bronchial pneumonia.
As well as the prime time game shows for which he was best known, there were many other sides to his long career, from movies to a TV sitcom and attempts to crack America. In 2014 he stepped down from presenting Strictly Come Dancing, after 10 years hosting the programme. He was awarded both an OBE and a CBE by the queen before being knighted in 2011.
Tributes to Forsyth flooded social media as news of his death broke, with the London Palladium promising to dim its lights, stars sharing their memories of working with the entertainer and fans recalling experiences they had had with him.More news: Young leaders of 2014 Hong Kong protests get prison sentences
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Former Westlife star and 2FM DJ Nicky Byrne, who met the late presenter while taking part in Strictly Come Dancing four years ago, commended Forsyth's enthusiasm and energy.
In a post on his official website, the dancer - who has appeared on BBC dancing show since its inception in 2004 worked alongside Sir Bruce until his departure in 2013 - said his tribute was written "with a very heavy heart and great sadness".
"I was lucky enough to know him and was thrilled to be at his last book launch".
She added: "Sometimes I realise just how lucky we are that Dad found love three times - and that his three wives found friendship for ever".
Abbey Clancy, the 2013 series celebrity victor, shared a backstage snap with Sir Bruce and wrote: "Heartbroken to hear this sad news RIP sir Bruce Forsyth so honoured to have had the chance to get to know you whilst on strictly come dancing what a legend and wonderful man you will be sadly missed".
- Claudia Winkleman (@ClaudiaWinkle) August 18, 2017 The Bruce you saw really was the man he was. Brucey, you certainly did.