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Naturalist David Bellamy dies at 86

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Sad news, R.I.P. David 

 

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Naturalist and broadcaster David Bellamy has died aged 86, the Conservation Foundation he formed says.

London-born Bellamy, who became a household name as a TV personality, scientist and conservationist, died on Wednesday, according to the foundation.

His colleague, David Shreeve, described him as a "larger-than-life character" who "inspired a whole generation".

In later life, Bellamy, who lived in County Durham, attracted criticism for dismissing global warming.

In 2004 he described it as "poppycock" - a stance which he later said cost him his TV career.

Bellamy's distinctive voice inspired comedian Sir Lenny Henry's "grapple me grape nuts" catchphrase.

Comedy writer and fellow broadcaster Danny Baker called him a "truly brilliant and canny broadcaster".

Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan said Bellamy was a "brilliant naturalist, broadcaster & character", in a tribute posted on Twitter.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50752089

 

 

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15 hours ago, CaaC (John) said:

Sad news, R.I.P. David 

 

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Naturalist and broadcaster David Bellamy has died aged 86, the Conservation Foundation he formed says.

London-born Bellamy, who became a household name as a TV personality, scientist and conservationist, died on Wednesday, according to the foundation.

His colleague, David Shreeve, described him as a "larger-than-life character" who "inspired a whole generation".

In later life, Bellamy, who lived in County Durham, attracted criticism for dismissing global warming.

In 2004 he described it as "poppycock" - a stance which he later said cost him his TV career.

Bellamy's distinctive voice inspired comedian Sir Lenny Henry's "grapple me grape nuts" catchphrase.

Comedy writer and fellow broadcaster Danny Baker called him a "truly brilliant and canny broadcaster".

Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan said Bellamy was a "brilliant naturalist, broadcaster & character", in a tribute posted on Twitter.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50752089

 

 

I only just heard this sad news on TV about half an hour ago. He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten, as he was excellent in his profession.

RIP David Bellamy

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