English TV legend Keith Chegwin has died at the age of 60 following a long-term battle with a progressive lung condition.
His last tweet before his death was posted in September and it’s a rather haunting one. He informed fans that he was struggling with ill health and apologized for being away for so long.
He tweeted: “Still not right. I will be back – But not for a bit yet. I’m so sorry.”
The entertainer spent the last few weeks of his life being cared for in a hospice. His family sent out a statement today confirming his death.
The statement read: “We are heartbroken to share the news that Keith Chegwin sadly passed away following a long-term battle with a progressive lung condition, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which rapidly worsened towards the end of this year.
“Keith died peacefully at home shortly after midnight on the 11th of December. His wife Maria, his daughter Rose and his son Ted were by his side.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank Severn Hospice for the kindness, support and care they have shown us all over the last few weeks.
“Keith was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. We would respectfully ask to be left to mourn his passing in private.”
Source: Linda Ikeji’s blog