Sir Terry Wogan’s funeral will take place next week.

The veteran broadcaster, known for his velvety voice on radio and television, died of cancer on Sunday aged 77.

Sir Terry Wogan



Sir Terry Wogan had battled cancer (Ian West/PA)

 

In a statement, the BBC said: “Sir Terry Wogan’s funeral will take place next week. It will be a private service, for the family.

“No further details will be released, and we ask that the family’s wish for privacy is respected at this time.”

 

Limerick-born Sir Terry, one of the UK and Ireland’s best-known stars, was hailed as a ‘national treasure’ by the corporation’s director-general Tony Hall following his death.

Leading figures in showbusiness and politics paid tribute to the much-loved personality, with Prime Minister David Cameron saying he was ‘someone millions came to feel was their own special friend’.

Sir Terry Wogan with Pudsey for Children In Need



Sir Terry Wogan with Children In Need’s Pudsey the bear (Yui Mok/PA)

 

He was last on air on BBC Radio 2 just under three months ago, on Sunday, November 8, and days later was forced to pull out of presenting Children In Need at the last minute due to health issues.

A family statement issued by the BBC on Sunday said: “Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer. He passed away surrounded by his family.”

Sir Terry, whose career spanned more than four decades, was best known for his work on his BBC Radio 2 breakfast show, Children In Need and the Eurovision Song Contest.