17:15 12 July 2013
Alan Whicker, the broadcaster, has died at the age of 87 on Friday, 12th July, 2013. He passed away in the early hours on Friday at home in Jersey from bronchial pneumonia, his spokesperson has confirmed.
Alan, who was also a journalist, had a successful career and he was known by many for presenting Whicker’s World - the documentary which ran on TV for many years.
It was aired on TV from the late 50’s until the late 80’s.
His partner Valerie Kleeman said she was “lucky to have shared” his life.
“A few years ago a poll asked who was the most envied man in the country - and Alan won by a country mile!”
Adding: “He said that he didn't know where work ended and private life began. Quoting Noel Coward, he would say 'work is more fun than fun’.
“On this last journey he will arrive curious, fascinated, and ready for a new adventure.”
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