An­tiques ex­pert Barby dies fol­low­ing stroke

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TV per­son­al­ity and an­tiques ex­pert David Barby has died, aged 63. The star, who ap­peared on UK shows Bar­gain Hunt and Flog It!, died in hospi­tal in Coven­try, Eng­land on Wed­nes­day af­ter suf­fer­ing a stroke. Con­firm­ing the news in a Face­book mes­sage, Barby’s friend and fel­low TV an­tiques ex­pert David Harper wrote: ‘‘I’ve had sev­eral mes­sages to­day re­gard­ing my won­der­ful old friend David Barby and I’m very sad to con­firm that he passed away . . . af­ter suf­fer­ing a stroke 10 days ago – we’ll miss him ter­ri­bly.’’ British pop star Myleene Klass tweeted: ‘‘Just heard the sad news about David ‘Bar­barella’ Barby. RIP great man.’’

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