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Showbiz legend Max Bygraves dies at age of 89
2:37pm Saturday 1st September 2012 in News
VETERAN entertainer Max Bygraves, who lived in Bournemouth for many years, has died at the age of 89.
Bygraves, whose show business career began during the Second World War, was one of the country's biggest stars in the 50s and 60s.
He died in his sleep at his home in Australia and had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
He made many appearances in the Royal Variety Show and at the London Palladium working alongside such stars as Judy Garland.
He was well-known for his catchphrase "I wanna tell you a story" and his series of Singalong with Max LPs.
Earlier this year his son Anthony appealed to Echo readers to send his dad postcards and letters when it was revealed he was suffering from Alzheimer’s. He was inundated with responses.
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