Comic Tom O’Connor has died aged 81, his household has introduced.
The entertainer, born in Bootle, Merseyside, was greatest recognized for presenting plenty of hit gameshows together with “Crosswits” and “Identify That Tune.”
O’Connor died on Sunday morning, his household confirmed by way of his agent.
O’Connor’s comedy profession began out in working males’s golf equipment, nonetheless, he broke into tv on reveals together with “The Comedians” and “Alternative Knocks.”
He then went on to ascertain himself as a family title by way of the ’70s and ’80s together with in “Decide Pockets” and “The Zodiac Recreation.”
O’Connor hosted “Identify That Tune” from 1976 till 1983.
Later in his profession, O’Connor continued to look on tv, starring in BBC cleaning soap “Docs” within the early 2000s and the superstar version of “Come Dine With Me” in 2010.
In 2011 he additionally appeared on the “Pointless Celebrities” quiz present together with his daughter-in-law Denise Lewis, who’s a former Olympic athlete.
Liverpool Metropolis Council paid tribute to O’Connor in a put up on its official Twitter web page.
“Unhappy information breaking in regards to the dying of veteran Liverpool comedian Tom O’Connor,” it mentioned.
“Our ideas are together with his household and associates. Thanks for the laughs, Tom.”
TV presenter Piers Morgan additionally paid tribute to O’Connor.
“RIP Tom O’Connor, 81. Comic, TV recreation present host, Liverpool legend & a really humorous man,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Unhappy information. Thanks for all of the laughs, Tom.”
“BBC Breakfast” host Dan Walker mentioned on Twitter: “How unhappy. I had the pleasure of assembly Tom O’Connor and he was variety, humorous, and a real gent.
“I liked watching him on telly—Crosswits was nice. My sympathies are together with his household and associates.”
Former “EastEnders” actor Stuart Anthony paid tribute to O’Connor in a put up on Twitter.
He wrote: “Very unhappy to listen to that Tom O’Connor has handed away.
“He was a stunning man with some nice tales.
“My ideas are together with his household.”
By Tom Horton