Alan Whicker: Broadcaster Dies Aged 87

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Alan Whicker: Broadcaster Dies Aged 87-
Sky News 12th July 2013
Broadcaster Alan Whicker has died at the age of 87 after suffering from bronchial pneumonia.
The presenter and reporter - whose career spanned almost 60 years - passed away in the early hours of Friday, his spokeswoman said.
Whicker, who was probably best known for his Whicker's World TV series, died at home in Jersey.
The star - who had been with partner Valerie Kleeman for more than 40 years - regularly presented Whicker's World, which famously brought a glimpse of the exotic jet set lifestyles of the rich and famous into UK homes, for a little over three decades.



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He was the consumate professional. Back in the day he showed us, quite literally, another side of the world.

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