Frank Bough has died aged 87.
Famous for presenting, the TV star will be remembered for his role on BBC sports programme Grandstand.
During his high-flying career, the TV personality established himself as one of the highest paid presenters on the BBC.
A family friend of the star confirmed the sad news Frank had died to the BBC.
Frank died in a care home last Wednesday.
No further details about his death have been released.
The star enjoyed a long career in broadcast before his retirement in 1998.
As well as Grandstand, he made his mark on TV shows including Nationwide and Breakfast Time.
Frank started out as a presenter on Sportsview in 1964 before he moved to the BBC's leading sports show Grandstand.
The sports fan cemented his status as a presenting legend while he was a regular host on Grandstand for 15 years from 1968 until 1983.
But Frank was sacked from the BBC in 1988 over a drugs and prostitutes scandal.
The newspaper expose sent shockwaves through the showbiz circuit at the time.
However, Frank went onto present shows on ITV and Sky TV after his work on the BBC.
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