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UK: Astronomer Patrick Moore dies aged 89

13:20 09 December 2012

British astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore

British astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore

Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore died today aged 89, a group of his friends and staff said.

The broadcaster “passed away peacefully at 12.25pm this afternoon”, at his home in Selsey, West Sussex, they said in a statement.

It added: “After a short spell in hospital last week, it was determined that no further treatment would benefit him, and it was his wish to spend his last days in his own home, Farthings, where he today passed on, in the company of close friends and carers and his cat Ptolemy.”

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  • I remember when this charatcher was on ITV's Gamesmaster !

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    the opinion man

    Sunday, December 9, 2012

  • That's really sad. A great man and a huge loss to us all, but he had a long and productive life.

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    Mr M

    Sunday, December 9, 2012

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