Sir Robin Day dies at 76

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Broadcasting legend Sir Robin Day, has died at the age of 76, it was announced today.

Broadcasting legend Sir Robin Day, has died at the age of 76, it was announced today.

Sir Robin, best known for his many years on BBC1's Question Time and Panorama, died last night at the Wellington Hospital in St John's Wood, London after a short illness.

His close friend Sir Ronald Waterhouse said Sir Robin, who was feared by politicians for his no-holds-barred interrogations, had suffered a blackout but doctors had been unable to find the cause of the problem.

Michael Stroud, chief executive of the Wellington Hospital, said that Sir Robin died last night at 9pm.

He said: "Sir Robin died here last night. He had been in for a few days for an investigation into a cardiac condition. He died very peacefully at 9pm. His family weren't with him but his consultant was."

He said Sir Robin had been in and out of the hospital several times over the last year for treatment.

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