BBC Radio 2 presenter Brian Matthew, perhaps best known for presenting Sounds of the 60s, has died at the age of 88.
The veteran DJ, who had fronted the show since 1990, passed away on Saturday (April 8), it was confirmed by his family.
Over his long career, Matthew also worked in TV, having presented ITV show Thank Your Lucky Stars back in the 1960s, which featured bands such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
(DJ Alan Freeman, Beatles producer George Martin and Matthew in 1994)
The presenter started off his career as part of the British Forces Network, beginning his stint at the BBC in 1954.
Earlier this week, it was wrongly announced that Matthew had died, and it was later clarified (via BBC News) that he was "critically ill".
The presenter stepped down from programme Sounds of the 60s back in November due to ill health.
BBC Radio 2 tweeted following the news of his death: "Farewell to your old mate and ours, Brian Matthew."
The station's head Lewis Carnie said that Matthew would be "sadly missed by us all", adding he was a "much loved and valued presenter on Radio 2 - by both the audience and his colleagues".
"He presented Sounds of the 60s for 27 years and we had hoped to be able to carry on working with him in a new series where he could share his memories from his distinguished career with us," he continued. "Sadly it was not to be."
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