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The World Of Showbiz Is Mourning The Loss Of Sir Bruce Forsyth, Who Has Died Aged 89

"Didn't he do well. RIP Sir Bruce."

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Sir Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89, the BBC has announced.

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As soon as the news was revealed, people from the world of showbiz flooded social media with heartfelt tributes, including his Strictly Come Dancing colleague Claudia Winkleman.

He was the King of TV, the Prince of performers and the most generous of people... all toe-tapping twinkle, all kindness, all love....

The Bruce you saw really was the man he was. We'll miss him so much.

And his longrunning cohost Tess Daly.

Other stars also shared their sadness over the news.

There was only one #Brucie - it was more than to nice to see you, to see you more than nice https://t.co/MltU51LCfY

Very sad to hear of Sir Bruce Forsyth's death. It is a huge loss to the world he was one-of-a-kind

I always loved Brucie. Fabulously rude, irrepressible, a one off. Saw 'Strictly' recorded once. His audience rapport was amazing. RIP

Thank you #SirBruceForsyth for a lifetime of laughter. You could do it all - you sang, you danced, you told jokes & always sent yourself up.

People from the world of TV mourned the loss.

I thought Brucie would go on forever. A star,an icon, a lovely man. Thoughts with his family. RIP Sir Bruce Forsyth.

Didn't he do well. RIP Sir Bruce. xx

I grew up watching and loving #SirBruceForsyth on TV. Last of the true all-rounders and a true pro. Goodnight Bruce.

Bye Brucie, you'll be missed. 🖤 https://t.co/gdjVJjw3wE via @youtube

Saddened to hear that Sir Bruce Forsyth has passed away. One of television's great entertainers. Didn't he do well. #RIPBrucie

So sad to hear this news. #RIPBruceForsyth ❤️ https://t.co/l5IUaQnMk2

And shared their own tributes to the beloved star.

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Ah man, a legitimate legend, Brucie 💔

Sad news about Sir Bruce Forsyth what legend of entertainment. He was a friend. The whole country will miss him RIP

Will do this at the curtain call of Annie tonight.

Goodbye Sir Bruce. A showbusiness legend. Just as charming in person as he was entertaining huge crowds. Loved by everyone. We'll miss you.

Such a loss to entertainment. A staple on our screens through my child and adulthood. https://t.co/MBoB0NRAmS

An absolute showbiz legend...Rest in Peace Sir Bruce Forsyth #RIPSirBruce #Ripbruceforsyth

This is well worth a read to remember what an extraordinary career he had. One of the greats. https://t.co/SeJR6r6Lsn

Music celebrities have also taken to social media to place their own messages.

R.I.P Bruce Forsyth. A true British legend. What a life!

😔 Goodbye #Brucie ❤️#RIPBruceForsyth

RIP #Brucie 💞 https://t.co/ikl3B7a7cy

Absolutely gutted to hear #BruiceForsyth has passed away. What an absolute legend, he really is the king of Saturday night telly #RIP x

So long Brucie!!!! Thanks for entertaining us for ever! #RIPBruceForsyth

Such an amazing man. Will be missed so much :( https://t.co/AYIZuuS71W

Jeremy Corbyn also shared a tribute.

Sad to hear of Sir Bruce Forsyth's death. A tireless charity campaigner, Sir Bruce was Mr Saturday Night and it was always nice to see him.