London: Clive James, a Australian broadcaster, writer, censor and producer who bewitched generations of Britons with his humour and wit, has died during a age of 80, his agents pronounced Wednesday.
James died “peacefully and during home, surrounded by his family and his books” in Cambridge, eastern England, on Sunday, United Agents pronounced in a statement.
A private wake attended by family and tighten friends took place on Wednesday in a chapel during Pembroke College in Cambridge University, where he examination English novel as a student.
The avuncular broadcaster, who left Sydney for England in late 1961 and done his career in Britain, fought a prolonged conflict with leukaemia.
“Clive died roughly 10 years after his initial depot diagnosis and one month after he laid down his coop for a final time,” UA said.
“He endured his ever-multiplying illnesses with calm and good humour, meaningful until a final impulse that he had gifted some-more than his satisfactory share of this ‘great, good world’.”
He initial done his name as The Observer newspaper’s radio censor for a decade from 1972, where he incited a TV examination into rather of an art form.
His possess strike TV show, “Clive James on Television”, fronted with his wise-cracking presenting style, put some a world’s many weird programmes underneath a spotlight — particularly clips of a Japanese diversion uncover “Endurance”.
Another unchanging guest was a Cuban thespian Margarita Pracatan, who paid reverence to James’ comprehension and talent.
James, who also presented a array of transport documentaries, perceived a Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal, Australia’s premier endowment for poetry, in 2003.
After an catastrophic operation to mislay a cancer on his impertinence in Feb this year, James set about compiling an autobiographical anthology of poems called “The Fire Of Joy”, that was finished a month ago.
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