Jim Bowen, best known for hosting '80s TV game show Bullseye, has passed away at the age of 80.
The show, which mixed darts with general knowledge quizzes, aired from 1981 until 1995 and enjoyed something of a resurgence in interest thanks to comedian Peter Kay. As well as this, Bowen also starred in the second season of Phoenix Nights, a comedy series created by Kay.
Tributes have already begun flooding in for the well-loved gameshow host.
GOD: So. I believe you know how the universe came into being...?
GOD: OK. (beat) Can you explain it to me?
HAWKING: Well. There are infinite alternative universes.
JIM BOWEN: In other words, look what you could have won.
GOD: Oh fuck off.
— David Baddiel (@Baddiel) March 14, 2018
Ken Dodd, Stephen Hawking & now Jim Bowen, so sad. Thank the Lord we still have Paul Walker from the fast and furious Franchise
— Ant Campbell (@acampbell68) March 14, 2018
Jim Bowen RIP great comic we worked together many times had a lot of laughs together. Jim & Ken Dodd sad time for the entertainment industry pic.twitter.com/1tW1XRZvxn
— Frank Bruno MBE (@frankbrunoboxer) March 14, 2018
Remembering this thread about Jim Bowen being a compassionate host: https://t.co/VdVNyCoqA6
— Laura Waddell (@lauraewaddell) March 14, 2018