Veteran BBC DJ Brian Matthew dies at age of 88

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

Brian Matthew died on Saturday. Picture: PA
Brian Matthew died on Saturday. Picture: PA

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.

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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.”