Sir Clement Freud dies, aged 84

BROADCASTER and writer Sir Clement Freud has died at the age of 84 it has been announced today.

BROADCASTER and writer Sir Clement Freud has died at the age of 84 it has been announced today.

The former Liberal MP died at his desk yesterday at his home in London, nine days short of his 85th birthday.

He and his wife also had a home in Walberswick and were said to be well-known in the village.

A frequent contributor to Radio 4's Just a Minute show, Sir Clement was a grandson of the famous psychologist Sigmund Freud. His five children include the PR businessman Matthew Freud and TV presenter Emma Freud.

Sir Clement, whose brother is the painter Lucian Freud, was also a celebrated food, sport and comment journalist, who worked for a string of titles including the Observer, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Express.

Last year he spoke about his death, claiming his relatives would want to inherit his wine.