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British TV Legend Bruce Forsyth Dead At 89

Sir Bruce Forsyth, the king of British game shows, has died. He was 89.

According to the BBC, he had been ill for some time and was hospitalized earlier in the year and The Guardian reports he recently contracted bronchial pneumonia.

Forsyth began in show business at the age of 11 with an appearance a 1939 appearance on BBC's Come and Be Televised. During a career than spanned 75 years, he rose to fame in the '50s with the TV series Sunday Night at the Palladium and went on to host several popular game shows including The Generation Game, Play Your Cards Right, You Bet!, and The Price Is Right. He eventually became Britain's highest-paid TV star.

In his later years, he was a presenter on the variety show Strictly Come Dancing from 2004 to 2013. In December 2007, his catchphrase, "Nice to see you, to see you, nice", was voted the most popular U.K. catchphrase, and he was made a Knight Bachelor in 2011 for his services to entertainment and charity. The following year, he carried the Olympic flame through London when it reached the city in the London 2012 Torch Relay.

Forsyth holds the Guinness World Record for having the longest career of any male television entertainer.

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