The hugely popular British TV presenter Keith Chegwin, who made his name presenting popular children’s shows Cheggers Plays Pop and Saturday Superstore, has died at the untimely age of just sixty.
The man affectionately known as ‘Cheggers’ had a progressive lung condition and died at home surrounded by his family.
In a statement, Chegwin’s family said: “We are heartbroken to share the news that Keith Chegwin sadly passed away following a long-term battle with a progressive lung condition, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which rapidly worsened towards the end of this year.”
Upon hearing the news, many tributes poured in from friends, former colleagues, celebrities and fans.
I’m absolutely devastated to hear that my friend Keith Chegwin has died.He was one of the nicest people I have ever known and over the years we did shows together and became great friends. Keith RIP.
— Tony Blackburn (@tonyblackburn) December 11, 2017
So sad to hear about the death of the lovely & funny Keith Chegwin.
RIP you National Treasure. #PopKnobInFanny
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) December 11, 2017
Very sad and shocked to hear of the passing of Keith Chegwin. The king of outside broadcast
— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) December 11, 2017
Saddened to hear this,what a great guy! I worked with him a lot over the years a great entertainer,you will be missed RIP Keith Chegwin🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/EghfdBa8rm
— Frank Bruno MBE 🇬🇧 (@frankbrunoboxer) December 11, 2017
I’m so stunned to hear that the utterly lovely @keithchegwin has died. Can’t get my head round this. One of my original Saturday morning heroes. Sending all my love to his family 😢
— Phillip Schofield (@Schofe) December 11, 2017
— Les Dennis (@LesDennis) December 11, 2017
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