LO­CAL LEG­END

Tributes to Taplow res­i­dent Sir Terry Wo­gan

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @Camil­la_Good­man

TRIBUTES have been pour­ing in for Sir Terry Wo­gan, who lived in Bucks, af­ter his death at the age of 77.

The vet­eran broad­caster passed away af­ter a short bat­tle with can­cer.

Sir Terry, who has lived in Taplow since 1975, was sur­rounded by his fam­ily.

His fam­ily is­sued a state­ment, an­nounc­ing the sad news. It read: “Sir Terry Wo­gan died to­day af­ter a short but brave bat­tle with can­cer.

“He passed away sur­rounded by his fam­ily. While we un­der­stand he will be missed by many, the fam­ily ask that their pri­vacy is re­spected at this time.”

Sir Terry, then a Ra­dio 1 DJ, opened the first Schools of Che­sham Car­ni­val in 1974.

A year later the pre­sen­ter, who was born in Lim­er­ick, made his home in Bucks when he moved to Taplow where he lived with his wife He­len.

He was pa­tron of the Thames Val­ley Ad­ven­ture Play­ground which he opened in 1982, and he was reg­u­larly in­volved in char­ity golf days in Bucks.

David Cameron has led tributes from across the world of pol­i­tics af­ter the broad­caster’s death.

The Prime Min­is­ter said: “My thoughts are with Terry Wo­gan’s fam­ily.

“Bri­tain has lost a huge tal­ent – some­one mil­lions came to feel was their own spe­cial friend.

“I grew up lis­ten­ing to him on the ra­dio and watch­ing him on TV. His charm and wit al­ways made me smile.”

Chris Evans, who took over from Sir Terry af­ter he left BBC Ra­dio 2, has paid trib­ute to the star, say­ing: “We are all so ter­ri­bly sad upon hear­ing of the pass­ing of Terry. I can’t put into words how the whole Ra­dio 2 fam­ily is feel­ing.

“Our most heart­felt thoughts go out to He­len, Mark, Alan, Kather­ine and Vanessa. To many of us Terry was Ra­dio 2. We still can’t be­lieve it.”

Fel­low Ir­ish­man Gra­ham Nor­ton has also paid trib­ute. He suc­ceeded Sir Terry as BBC host for the 2009 Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test and has com­men­tated since then. Nor­ton said dur­ing the open­ing com­ments “I know, I miss Terry too.”

He tweeted: “He made it seem ef­fort­less and for a young boy in Ire­land he made it seem pos­si­ble. RIP Sir Terry Wo­gan. I’ll raise a glass dur­ing song 9.”

Com­mu­nity

in­volve­ment: Sir Terry Wo­gan opened the first Schools of Che­sham Car­ni­val in 1974 and below, the win­ning team at the Bucks Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion golf day in 2013 are pre­sented with their

prizes by Sir Terry Wo­gan, from left; Ken Waller, Peter Ship­per­ley, Steve But­ter­worth and

Stephen Ship­per­ley

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