The BBC just shared some incredibly sad news: Sir Terry Wogan has died after a short illness at age 77. This has been confirmed by his family.
The following statement was released: “Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer. e 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”
Terry Wogan was best known as the BBC commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest for many decades until he retired in 2008 and Graham Norton took over. He also co-hosted the event in 1998.
His unique style and sense of humor was loved by many and he certainly left his mark with the Eurovision crowd.
BBC director general Tony Hall said: “Terry truly was a national treasure.”
To celebrate Terry Wogan’s impact on the contest, here are some of his funniest comments he has made as a commentator throughout the years.
“When you pick a boyband, you usually pick them for their good lucks. Bur Russia seem to have gone to the other extreme”.
Referring to the Russian boy band Prime Minister in 2002.
“I think I’m going to have the sun on my back in Istanbul, possibly Ankara, I have no bias. Finally we’ll be away from the Baltic. A sunshine holiday!”
When Turkey was announced the winner in 2003.
“Heavens to Murgatroyd! They’ll probably invade Austria now next week”
When Austria only gave Germany 1 point in 1982. They won that year by a landslide.
“Dr. Jekyll and the Tooth Fairy”
Referring to the awkward host couple in 2001.