Norfolk van artist Ruddy Muddy pays tribute to Sir Bruce Forsyth

Norfolk van artist Ruddy Muddy pays tribute to Sir Bruce Forsyth. Picture Twiter/RuddyMuddy

Norfolk van artist Ruddy Muddy pays tribute to Sir Bruce Forsyth. Picture Twiter/RuddyMuddy - Credit: Archant

A Norfolk artist's latest grafilthy creation has paid tribute to veteran TV presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth.

Sir Bruce Forsyth in the garden of his Surrey home. Picture: PA

Sir Bruce Forsyth in the garden of his Surrey home. Picture: PA - Credit: PA

The 89-year-old star of hit TV shows including Strictly Come Dancing and The Generation Game died peacefully at his home yesterday surrounded by his wife and children.

Rick Minns, known as Ruddy Muddy, paid tribute to the actor, singer and host with a picture of him on the back of a white van alongside the message 'Nice to have seen you to have seen you nice!!! RIP Brucie.'

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In a statement following his death Sir Bruce's manager, Ian Wilson, said: 'It is with great sadness that the Forsyth family announce that Sir Bruce passed away this afternoon, peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Wilnelia and all his children.

'A couple of weeks ago, a friend visited him and asked him what he had been doing these last eighteen months.


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'With a twinkle in his eye, he responded 'I've been very, very busy... being ill!' Unfortunately, not long after this, his health deteriorated and he contracted bronchial pneumonia.

'The family would like to express their thanks to the many people who have sent cards and letters to Bruce wishing him well over his long illness and know that they will share in part, the great, great loss they feel.

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'There will be no further comment at the moment and it would be much appreciated if the privacy of Sir Bruce's family is respected at this most difficult time.'

Ruddy Muddy's other creations have included Ed Sheeran, BBC Norfolk presenter Nick Conrad and missing serviceman Corrie McKeague.

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