He did seem immortal. the ultimate pro, as said before didn't he do wellSholasBoy wrote:Even though he was very old and been ill for a while, I still find this very shocking and sad...it seemed that Brucey was immortal! He dates back much further than my memories of him, but to me he represents something that TV is really missing today, that old fashioned showbusiness, where you don't have to conform to being a certain type of person or be crude to be on TV. He was like everyones Grandad, a great host of Price Is Right, Generation Game and Play Your Cards Right. God bless him!
I think Ant & Dec are probably the closest we have to that type of entertainer - professional, inoffensive, comedic, self-depreciating and completely about being good entertainers on quality shows. Where Brucey could pull out the tap shoes, Ant & Dec have PJ & Duncan in their back pockets. The pair of them are only 41 and have both been on TV for the last 28 years - its crazy to think they both started on TV in the 1980s.biscuits wrote:The Sun is scum
What's special about Brucie is that every generation recalls seeing him on TV. My grandma saw him on TV and loved him, so did my mom, so did my siblings and I, and there are probably adolescents out there who do too. Like Shane said, he represented a type of entertainer which doesn't exist anymore and will never be replaced
He's left his £17 million fortune solely to his wife to avoid paying inheritance tax on his fortune - of this £17m fortune, £8m is tied up in property, his company is worth over £6.2m and the remaining is tied up in other investments.
Sir Bruce Forsyth died "quietly and in peace" with his family at his side, his widow has said.
Speaking publicly for the first time since his death, Lady Wilnelia - who was married to him for 34 years - said she nursed him for the final two weeks of his life.
The veteran entertainer died aged 89 just over a week ago after a long-term illness.
Lady Wilnelia said his passing had left a "very big hole" in her life.
She told the Sunday Mirror: "His daughters, our son JJ and my mother Delia - who also stood by my side supporting me - were all by his side.
"He left quietly and in peace. Like everything he did, his departure was as organised and structured as his life."
She added: "His departure has left a very big hole in my life and nobody will remember him more than I.
"We have our house full of flowers, the television has not stopped dedicating special programmes and calls of solidarity have not stopped."
Amid the tributes to the entertainer, some fans have called for a statue of the entertainer to be erected outside a BBC building.
Sir Bruce stepped down from Strictly Come Dancing in 2014.
In 2015 he had keyhole surgery after suffering two aneurysms. His health had deteriorated recently after he contracted bronchial pneumonia.