Jim Bowen, 'Bullseye' host, dies at 80

14 March, 2018, 20:13 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Jim Bowen presenter of Bullseye has died age 80

A former deputy headmaster, he also took cameos in British TV shows such as Last of the Summer Wine and played roles in Jonathan Creek and Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights.

Jim Bowen with the FA Cup prior to a football match with Ipswich in Morecambe, UK, in 2001. "Not Jim Bowen, he was smashing, super, lovely, great, a game show legend RIP". "Ya can't beat a bit o bully!"

Celebrity fans have paid tribute to the TV star with darts player Bobby George tweeting: "RIP Jim Bowen!"

"Jim & Ken Dodd sad time for the entertainment industry".

Family friend John Pleus, said, "He passed away very peacefully".

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Bowen presented a morning radio show for Radio Lancashire between 1999 and 2002 but resigned after making a racist remark on air.

Bowen fronted the much-loved show from its inception in September 1981, right through to its final episode 14 series later in 1995.

"I've known him since the Bullseye days".

Those expressing their sadness at Jim's death include Scottish comedian Limmy, actor Will Mellor and Jim Davidson.

"It wasn't completely unexpected, he's been ill for several weeks in hospital". "Strokes just make you weaker and more susceptible to infections, but we don't know what the cause..."

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