TV presenter Bill Turnbull dies

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Longtime broadcaster Bill Turnbull has died at the age of 66.

The TV presenter, who hosted BBC Breakfast for 15 years, passed away at his home in Suffolk on Wednesday following a battle with prostate cancer.

"Bill will be remembered by many as a remarkable broadcaster who brought warmth and humour into people's homes," his family said in a statement. "Following a challenging and committed fight against prostate cancer, Bill passed away peacefully at his home in Suffolk surrounded by his family on Wednesday, 31 August."

Turnbull was diagnosed with cancer in 2017 and went public with the news the following year.

"He was resolutely positive and was hugely buoyed by the support he received from friends, colleagues, and messages from people wishing him luck. It was a great comfort to Bill that so many more men are now testing earlier for this disease," they continued. "Bill was a wonderful husband and father to his three children; his family and friends will miss how he always made them laugh, and the generosity and love he shared with those around him."

In light of the sad news, Turnbull's former colleagues paid tribute to him on BBC Breakfast on Thursday.

"His energy was amazing. He came into this programme and threw everything at it. He was funny; he was a brilliant journalist," said Naga Munchetty, while Charlie Stayt noted that he "didn't take himself too seriously".

In recent years, Turnbull served as a host on radio station Classic FM and presented the TV series Songs of Praise and game show Think Tank.