Frank Bough has died at the age of 87.
Frank Bough former BBC TV presenter & Grandstand star dies in a care home aged 87, A family friend told
the BBC that Bough died last Wednesday in a care home as the cause of his death currently remains unknown.
He was born in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
His career began in 1964 when he presented the show Sportsview, taking over from Peter Dimmock.
Bough later established himself as a TV personality and became one of the highest-paid presenters on the BBC –
earning a huge £200,000 at the time.
However, his career came to an abrupt end in 1988 after the BBC sacked him following a newspaper expose which
revealed he took cocaine and visited Mayfair brothels.
After leaving the BBC, Bough went on to present on ITV and Sky TV but his reputation never recovered.
For the last 20 years, he has been living with his wife in Berkshire.
Tributes have poured in for the presenter, with Piers Morgan tweeting: “RIP Frank Bough, 87.