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Stars who died 2017: From the legendary Sir Bruce Forsyth to TV hero Keith Chegwin

December 29, 2017 12:35 PM
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Stars who died 2017: From the legendary Sir Bruce Forsyth to TV hero Keith Chegwin

THIS year Britain lost some of it’s best-known television stars and entertainers.

Here remembers the famous people who are no longer with us and looks back at their lives and careers.

Gogglebox star Leon Bernicoff died aged 83 after a short illness. The retired teacher and his wife June were regulars on the popular Channel 4 show.

Leon was a huge fan of Everton, he met his wife in 1955 and they married five years later.

Keith Chegwin passed away on December 11 aged 60 following a long-term battle with a progressive lung condition.

He became famous for presenting shows such as Cheggers Play Pop and Multi-Coloured Swap Shop.

Italian chef Antonio Carluccio died age 80 on November 8, after falling at his home.

The restaurateur was best known for BBC’s Two Greedy Italians, which he hosted with chef Gennaro Contaldo.

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner died from natural causes on September 27 at the age of 91.

The businessman launched the magazine in 1953 and later expanded the brand into TV, film and endless .

Coronation Street star Liz Dawn died age 77 on September 25 after a long battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

The actress starred on the popular ITV soap for 34 years before she left in 2008.

Iconic entertainer Bruce Forsyth died of bronchial pneumonia aged 89 on August 18.

The Strictly Come Dancing presenter shot to fame in the mid-1950s on ITV series Sunday Night at the London Palladium.

Publicist Max Clifford died aged 74 on December 10 after suffering a heart attack two days earlier.

He created the infamous “Freddie Starr ate my hamster” headline for The Sun to draw attention to his client.

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