TV legend Keith Chegwin dies aged 60

Keith Chegwin at the world premiere of David Brent: Life On The Road at Leicester Square, London. Th

Keith Chegwin at the world premiere of David Brent: Life On The Road at Leicester Square, London. The television presenter has died at the age of 60. Picture: IAN WEST/PA WIRE - Credit: PA

Actor and television presenter Keith Chegwin has died aged just 60.

Television presenter keith Chegwin was besieged by 1,500 King's Lynn children when he brought the Sa

Television presenter keith Chegwin was besieged by 1,500 King's Lynn children when he brought the Saturday morning ' Swap Shop' to the town centre. Dated 10 February 1979

In an announcement from his family, the actor has reportedly passed away after a 'long-term battle with a progressive lung condition.'

He died while at home on Monday December 11.

A statement from his family said: 'We are heartbroken to share the news that Keith Chegwin sadly passed away following a long-term battle with a progressive lung condition, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which rapidly worsened towards the end of this year.

'Keith was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. We would respectfully ask to be left to mourn his passing in private' they added.


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Chegwin - or Cheggers as he was more commonly known - is best known for his role on Multi-Coloured Swap Shop and Cheggers Plays Pop. He also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2015 too and finished fourth place.

He visited King's Lynn on February 10 1979 as part of his show Swap Shop and was greeted by over a thousand happy fans.

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Keith Chegwin leaves behind his wife, Maria, and his two children Rose and Ted.

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