Mr O’Connor, 88, died “peacefully” in his sleep on Saturday in hospital, where he was taken a week ago after a fall at his Buckinghamshire home. Des O’Connor dies
A statement from his agent read: “He was a joy to work with – he was talented, fun, positive, enthusiastic, kind and a total professional.
“He loved life, and considered enthusiasm almost as important as oxygen. He adored his family – they were everything to him.
“He is survived by his wife Jodie, their son Adam and his four daughters, Karin, TJ, Samantha and Kristina.”Jodie’s world is shattered, she and Adam and Des’s daughters are hurting more than you could possibly imagine. Des O’Connor dies
“Des was the ultimate Entertainer. He loved being on stage – entertaining a live audience. He always said the sound of laughter was like the sound of heavenly music.
“He had a fabulous international TV career, presenting his own prime-time TV shows for over 45 years. On stage he starred at almost every leading venue throughout the world.”