Very sad news indeed. One of the great all-round sports broadcasters, and an instantly recognisable, iconic voice. One of the real Match of the Day stalwarts over the years, and also one of the few people to have presented Grandstand, Match of the Day and Sportsnight at one time or another. An astonishing career spanning 40 years - including every Winter and Summer Olympics since 1972. And he put his voice to many a video game over the years.
Always energetic and entertaining, you could hear his passion for sport in his commentaries.
A great loss to the industry.
BBC SPORT. THE OLYMPIC BROADCASTER.