The former Antiques Roadshow host passed away at his home in Cornwall, England on Thursday (08Oct15).

Scully began his career as a freelance journalist at the BBC in 1965 and went on to work as a presenter on current affairs show Nationwide. In 1967, he was appointed the chairman of radio show Talking about Antiques and Collector's World in 1970.

Scully moved on as the host of Antiques Roadshow alongside Arthur Negus in 1981 and stayed on the programme for 19 years before joining Internet auction company in 2000 to launch its antiques business.

He was also the founder of Fine Art Productions.