Veteran BBC DJ Brian Matthew dies at age of 88

Brian Matthew died on Saturday. Picture: PA
Brian Matthew died on Saturday. Picture: PA
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BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Brian Matthew died on Saturday morning at the age of 88, the BBC has said.

Matthew, who was once dubbed Britain’s oldest DJ, stepped down from the popular programme Sounds Of The 60s after 27 years in February because of ill health.

The broadcaster was wrongly reported as having died on Wednesday by the BBC, who later clarified that he was critically ill.

BBC Radio Two tweeted on Saturday: “Farewell to your old mate and ours, Brian Matthew.”