TV presenter Magenta Devine has died at the age of 61, her family have stated.
Magenta, real name Kim Taylor, was best-known for fronting Channel 4′s Network 7 in the late 80s and appearing in BBC Two’s Rough Guides to the World.
The BBC reports that her death came after a short period of illness, for which she was receiving treatment at a London hospital.
In the wake of her death, Magenta’s family have paid tribute, calling her “a talented writer and stylish on-screen presence who was greatly admired by her many friends and colleagues for her creativity and wit.”
Fans soon began sharing their tributes to Magenta, and praising her impact, online:
If you're under 40, you've no idea how influential Network 7 was as a piece of Sunday morning TV in the UK.
Pretty much everything you saw/heard on screen changed after that show.
Steve Strange & Magenta Devine at Billy's Club Meard Street 1979 Soho W1 By Nicola Tyson . One of the first people in TV and Media who encouraged Steve Strange to pursue his vision. RIP You were wonderful and obviously just DEVINE pic.twitter.com/XoWhG8TDPl
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