BBC radio broadcaster Nicholas Parsons died of illness on Tuesday at the age of 96, reports BBC.
Nicholas used to host Radio 4's Just A Minute since its inception in 1967.
"Nicholas passed away in the early hours of the 28th of January," said a statement issued by his agent Jean Diamond on behalf of his family.
"He was with his beloved family who will miss him enormously and who wish to thank the wonderful staff at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital."
Christopher Nicholas Parsons was born on 10 October 1923 in Grantham, Lincolnshire, the son of a GP.
He described himself in his autobiography as "the unconventional child of conventional parents".
Always neatly coiffed and invariably immaculate in blazer and flannels, Parsons' smooth tones on Just a Minute and, more particularly, his sugary image on Sale of the Century, made him a dapper reminder of a bygone age and a ripe target for other comedians.
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