The former TV presenter Frank Bough has died at the age of 87, a family friend has told the BBC.
Bough was one of the highest-profile and highest-paid presenters on BBC television.
He presented the BBC’s flagship sports programme, Grandstand, and launched the corporation’s Breakfast Time TV programme in 1983.
Bough died last Wednesday in a care home.
A keen footballer, Bough became the presenter of Sportsview in 1964, taking over from Peter Dimmock.
After his stint on the programme ended in 1968, he moved to Grandstand – the BBC’s leading sports show on Saturday afternoon.