Sir Bruce Forsyth died 'quietly and in peace'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 August 2017
Bruce Forsyth and Wilnelia Forsyth-Johnson

Sir Bruce Forsyth and Lady Wilnelia

Sir Bruce Forsyth died "quietly and in peace" and surrounded by his family, his widow Lady Wilnelia has revealed

Sir Bruce Forsyth died "quietly and in peace".

The legendary television personality passed away last week at the age of 89 and now his widow Lady Wilnelia has broken her silence to reveal he was surrounded by his family when he passed.

She told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "Two weeks ago he asked me to stay home and be taken care of. His daughters, our son JJ and my mother Delia - who also stood by my side supporting me - were all by his side. He left quietly and in peace. Like everything he did, his departure was as organised and structured as his life.

"His departure has left a very big hole in my life and nobody will remember him more than I. We have our house full of flowers, the television has not stopped dedicating special programmes and calls of solidarity have not stopped."

Wilnelia also shared how Bruce was a huge fan of her home island of Puerto Rico and revealed she is planning a little memorial service there too as well as one in the UK.

She said: "Bruce loved Puerto Rico. And that is why, as soon as we have all the details of what we will do in London, we will plan something on the island. want to thank my beautiful Puerto Rico for all the shows of affection and solidarity at this moment."

Bruce had been unwell for some time and was hospitalised earlier this year with a severe chest infection.

In a statement at the time of his passing, his manager Ian Wilson said: "It is with great sadness that the Forsyth family announce that Sir Bruce passed away this afternoon, peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Wilnelia and all his children.

"A couple of weeks ago, a friend visited him and asked him what he had been doing these last 18 months. With a twinkle in his eye, he responded 'I've been very, very busy ... being ill!'"

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