Barry Norman dies aged 83

Film critic Barry Norman has died at the age of 83, his family has said.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 1st July 2017, 2:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:16 pm
Barry Norman. Picture: PA
Barry Norman. Picture: PA

The journalist and former BBC presenter died in his sleep on Friday night.

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A statement from his daughters, Samantha and Emma, described him as “remarkable” and added: “He had a great life, a wonderful marriage and an enviable career.”

BBC director-general Tony Hall said: “Barry Norman was a first class presenter and critic. Film buffs always found his programmes essential viewing.

“He dominated broadcasting about films for a generation with wit and great knowledge. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family and friends.”