Friday 19 January 2018

Barry Norman dead: Legendary film critic has died aged 83

Tributes have already started pouring in from peers and fans

Barry Norman
Barry Norman
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Legendary film critic Barry Norman has died aged 83.

The former BBC presenter died in his sleep on Friday night, according to his family.

His daughters, Samantha and Emma, released a statement and referred to him as "remarkable", adding, "He had a great life, a wonderful marriage and an enviable career".

They added, "He leaves behind a family who adore him and a great roster of friends who love him too. We will miss him more than we can say."

He was best known as the host of BBC One's 'Film...' which he fronted between 1972 and 1998 and interviewed Hollywood greats including Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese.

Tributes have already begun pouring in.

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