Nightclub mogul Peter Stringfellow has died at the age of 77.

The Sheffield-born businessman and television personality, perhaps best known for launching his line of 'gentlemen's clubs' - one of which opened in Dublin in 2006 before closing after just five months - had been battling cancer but wanted to keep his illness out of the public eye, reports suggest.

He leaves behind his wife, Bella and their young children Rosabella and Angelo, as well as two grown-up children from previous relationships, Karen and Scott.

Social media has been paying tribute to him this morning: