Veteran British TV presenter Bob Holness has died at the age of 83.
The broadcaster, best known as host of hit quiz show Blockbusters, had been in ill health in recent years after suffering a major stroke in 2002, and he died in his sleep at a nursing home in the early hours of Friday morning (06Jan12).
He spent almost 60 years presenting radio and TV shows in the U.K. but is best remembered for hosting highbrow student quiz series Blockbusters from 1983 to 1994.
He was also the subject of a famous urban myth when he was falsely rumoured to have played the saxophone solo on Gerry Rafferty's hit Baker Street.
Holness leaves a wife, Mary, three children and seven grandchildren.