Desmond Bernard O’Connor, CBE was an English comedian, singer and television presenter. He was a long-time TV chat-show host, beginning with The Des O’Connor Show in 1963, which ran for ten years.
According to reports, he died on Saturday following a fall at his home in Buckinghamshire about a week ago.
Pat Lake-Smith, his long-time agent and family friend who described him as the ”Ultimate Entertainer” said;
“He was a joy to work with; he was talented, fun, positive, enthusiastic, kind and a total professional. He loved life, and considered enthusiasm almost as important as oxygen.”