Summary: veteran TV journalist and game show host presenter best known as host of Countdown, the popular British TV quiz devoted to anagrams and arithmetic that he hosted for 23 years, who made more than 10,000 TV appearances in his career (presenting more programs than anyone else in history), who appeared in a cameo (as himself) in the Hugh Grant movie About a Boy and counted Queen Elizabeth II and actor George Clooney as two of his biggest fans.
Cause of Death: Complications from heart surgery
Born: December 28, 1943
Died: June 26, 2005
Location: Leeds, England