Dale Winton dies

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  1. Barbara Fan

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    Sad news, too young at 62
    RIP Dale x

    TV presenter Dale Winton, who hosted Supermarket Sweep, has died at the age of 62, his agent has said.

    He died at his home earlier on Wednesday, his long-term agent Jan Kennedy said in a statement.

    "While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy at this time of grief," she said.

    He presented a wide range of shows, including Supermarket Sweep and Family Fortunes.

    He started his career as a DJ in London and in 1986 joined BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43818226
     
  2. Clubsoda

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    How sad that's no age in this day.

    He seemed a likable guy. Supermarket Sweep was always cheesy fun
     
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    Supermarket Sweep was a classic of 1990s television and In It To Win It was also another great TV quiz show. I didn't really watch anything else he was in but he always seemed to be a nice guy who genuinely loved his fans. It's very sad news.
     
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    I have to say I didn't ever give much thought to Dale Winton and didn't really think much of Supermarket Sweep. Maybe I was too young and I'm just not that into game shows like that. However today I had been reading an article about his death and it showed all the tweets that fellow celebrities had written upon hearing about his passing. I was genuinely touched. I mean everyone seemed to love him, and the words they all used were repeated over and over. Lovely, kind, sweet, generous, funny. And a lot of celebs commented on it. It's very sad that he seemed to battle depression and yet touched so many peoples lives. Very sad indeed. R.I.P.
     
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    Apparently, he was named after Dale Robertson, aka Walter Lankershim from Dynasty, aka Frank Crutcher from Dallas.
     
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    I'll say it was-- I personally believe that Dale's British Sweep was far better than David Ruprecht's Sweep here in America!
     

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