BBC weatherman Ian McCaskill dies aged 78
Iconic BBC weatherman Ian McCaskill has passed away at the age of 78, his daughter Kirsty has confirmed
Ian McCaskill has died aged 78.
The iconic BBC weatherman passed away on Saturday (10.12.16) after suffering from dementia for five years, his daughter Kirsty McCaskill has confirmed.
In a statement made on behalf of his family, Kirsty said: "He showed his family lots of unconditional love and made people happy. He was a genuine guy and we'll remember him for his sharp, Glaswegian wit and his intelligence. He was never malicious, never spoke badly of anyone. He led a really good, full life and was always there for his family ...
"Ian was a truly lovely man who loved his family unconditionally and brought lots of sunshine to people's lives with his friendly smile, kindness and sharp wit. He is survived by his wife Pat, whom he adored, two daughters, Vicky and Kirsty, two step-sons, Tim and Matthew, and nine grandchildren. He will be deeply missed."
Ian presented the BBC's weather forecasts for 20 years until he retired in 1998. He began working with the Met Office in 1961 after serving as a meteorologist during his national service with the Royal Air Force.
Kirsty recounted how Ian was regularly stopped by fans whilst out and about but insisted he never minded.
She added: "He was a down-to-earth, friendly guy and people could see that. There were no airs and graces ... he was a proper, decent guy."
Before his sad death, Ian spent most of his time doing charity work, travelling and looking after his family.
Ian is survived by his wife, his two daughters, his two step-sons and nine grandchildren.