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Another old favourite has passed away - Jimmy Young

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Another old favourite has passed away - Jimmy Young

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37903108

The long-serving DJ, who spent almost three decades at BBC Radio 2, died "peacefully at home" on Monday afternoon with his wife Alicia by his side, a family spokesman said.

Sir Jimmy was one of the original Radio 1 DJs when the station launched in 1967.

He moved to Radio 2 in 1973 and filled the early afternoon slot until he retired in December 2002.

Before becoming a presenter on the airwaves, Sir Jimmy had a number of hit singles during the 1950s, including a cover of the Nat King Cole song, Too Young.

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Re: Another old favourite has passed away - Jimmy Young

With the loss of Terry Wogan earlier this year we have certainly lost two radio greats.

 

Very sad.

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Re: Another old favourite has passed away - Jimmy Young

Sad to hear although I never took to the guy myself, and one of the greats? Hmm.

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