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Sir Bruce Forsyth, has died aged 89. The former Strictly Come Dancing presenter had been unwell for some time and was in hospital earlier this year after a severe chest infection.
Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson or Brucie, as he was affectionately known, was born into a Salvation Army family in Edmonton, north London on February 22 1928.
He was one of the most talented, versatile and popular TV entertainers of his generation.
He was knighted in the Birthday Honours of 2011 after his supporters, including many MPs, had campaigned for several years for him to be awarded this honour.
With his witty asides, his cheeky smile and his displays of mock outrage, Forsyth topped the bill wherever he went for well over half a century. He was still performing with as much zest as ever right into his 80s.
He demonstrated that, even at that age, and beyond, he could still sing with gusto and dance with professional verve.
Indeed, as a sprightly, lithe 80-year-old, with the slogan "keep on dancing", he was hosting the huge BBC TV hit, Strictly Come Dancing.
His principal claim to fame before that was probably his hosting of the long-running and highly-successful TV series The Generation Game.
But he was no less popular in Play Your Cards Right and in Bruce's Price is Right.
His energy was as phenomenal as his catch-words were infectious. Nearly every performance began with the greeting: "Nice to see you ... to see you nice!"
Or when a contestant in one of his many game shows excelled himself, Forsyth would chant: "Didn't he do well?"
He was no less renowned for his poses as a man of muscle.
TV companies had no fears about their ratings when Forsyth was on the screen. He excelled as a singer, a dancer and a comedian.
He was also – although this was not widely known – an accomplished jazz pianist, often appearing with Sammy Davis Jr.
He appeared with many top names, including Tommy Cooper, Dudley Moore and Ronnie Corbett.
Bruce Forsyth and Norman Wisdom perform together in the famous decorating sketch during the Sunday Night at the London Palladium - Olympic Fund Raising Gala in 1968.
Here he records a sketch with the late Cilla Black for a Christmas show at ABC-TV's studios in Teddington in 1965.
Jimmy Hill and Bruce Forsyth celebrate Frankie Howerd - 35 Years In Showbiz at The Savoy in 1981.
Viewers may remember that he also starred in supermarket sitcom, Slinger's Day in 1986.
Forsyth's first marriage was to Penny Calvert in 1953. Together they had three daughters, Deborah, Laura and Julie.
In 1973, he married his television host, Anthea Redfern and would regularly ask her on screen to "Give us a twirl" and "What do you do, my love?".
He's pictured here cradling one of their two daughters, Louisa. This marriage dissolved in 1982.