Sir Michael Terrence Wogan (3 August 1938 – 31 January 2016), known to pretty much the whole of Britain as Terry Wogan, was a radio presenter whose heyday was in the 1970s and 1980s. From April 1972, he was the voice of BBC Radio 2's Breakfast Show basically until his retirement from the role in 2009. He was also seen on BBC TV, hosting shows like Blankety Blank, the eponymous Wogan chat show in the 1980s, Children in Need, and the Eurovision Song Contest, the latter two being seen as 'his' shows by the public at large.
He was so ubiquitous a presence in the media of those decades that he was the frequent target of parody by songwriters, impressionists, and other entertainers who make a topical living.
Wogan died of cancer on 31 January 2016.