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Entertainer Des O & # 39; Connor dies at the age of 88


The entertainer Des O'Connor dies "peacefully" in his sleep at the age of 88 after being hospitalized a week ago after falling at his home

Des O & # 39; Connor died at the age of 88, his agent said.

The entertainer had been hospitalized a little over a week ago following a fall at his Buckinghamshire home but was recovering in high spirits and was visited by his family under the hospital lockdown regulations.

O & # 39; Connor had been looking forward to going home, but his condition suddenly worsened and he slept away peacefully last night. said longtime agent and family friend Pat Lake-Smith.

The agent appreciated a statement, adding, “Des, who was 88 years old, was so loved by absolutely everyone.

Des O & # 39; Connor has died aged 88, his agent said (Image: Des O & # 39; Connor on the Alan Titchmarsh Show, 2011)

Success: Des has had a successful career as a presenter with his hosting credits including Countdown, Today with Des and Mel and Des O'Connor Tonight (pictured 1968).

Success: Des has had a successful career as a presenter with his hosting credits including Countdown, Today with Des and Mel and Des O'Connor Tonight (pictured 1968).

Seasoned entertainer Des O'Connor poses with his CBE for services to entertainment and broadcasting after it was presented to him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in 2008

Des O & # 39; Connor and wife Jodie at the National Television Awards at the Royal Albert Hall, 2002

Des O & # 39; Connor and wife Jodie at the National Television Awards at the Royal Albert Hall, 2002

Legends: The presenter was pictured with former co-host Melanie Sykes in 2003 after winning a Royal Television Society program award for her show Today With Des and Mel

Legends: The presenter was pictured with former co-host Melanie Sykes in 2003 after winning a Royal Television Society program award for her show Today With Des and Mel

“He was a pleasure to work with – he was talented, fun, positive, enthusiastic, friendly, and absolutely professional.

He loved life and found enthusiasm almost as important as oxygen. He adored his family – they were everything to him. He is survived by his wife Jodie, their son Adam and his four daughters Karin, TJ, Samantha and Kristina.

& # 39; Jodie's world is destroyed, she and the daughters of Adam and Des hurt more than you can imagine.

& # 39; Des was the ultimate entertainer. He loved being on stage and entertaining a live audience.

He always said the sound of laughter is like the sound of heavenly music.

& # 39; He has had a fabulous international television career, hosting his own prime-time television shows for over 45 years.

"He played on stage in almost every leading venue in the world."

O & # 39; Connor has presented his own prime-time TV shows for over 45 years.

He was known for shows like Today With Des And Mel and Des O & # 39; Connor Tonight.

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