The retired Irish presenter, whose distinctive vocals earned him the nickname the Voice of Racing, passed away at his home in London on Wednesday (29Jul15) after battling a long illness.

He worked for the BBC for 50 years and called around 14,000 races during his career, including 50 of Britain's most prestigious event, the Grand National, before retiring in 1997 - the same year he was knighted.

O'Sullevan also served as racing correspondent for Britain's Daily Express newspaper for 36 years and for the Press Association.