Broadcasting legend John Peel dies aged 65

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John Peel, the veteran DJ who discovered dozens of major bands during a broadcasting career spanning 40 years, has died after suffering a heart attack.
Peel, who was 65, was taken ill during a working holiday with his wife, Sheila, in the city of Cuzco, Peru, and never recovered.

The Radio 1 controller, Andy Parfitt, described Peel as a "broadcasting legend".

"I am deeply saddened by his death, as are all who work at Radio 1," he said.
 
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Shame, but we are all getting older. Those were the days, pirates broadcastes all over the medium wave dial.

RIP John PEEL
 

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A very sad loss, used to like his chat broadcasts as well, very few broadcasters can laim to have had the same impact on such a wide range of people.
 

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I was absolutely shocked when I heard te news. Like most people I have listened to Peel over the years, I can remember his Perfumed Garden (an afternoon programme I seem to remember) followed by his evening show.

I haven't heard his R1 programme for many years but enjoyed his R4 Home Truths whenever I was around.

A huge, horrendous, irreplaceable loss.

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