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Terry Nutkins dead at 66

Sep 07, 2012 | 7:15am EDT

Nutkins, famous in his native U.K. for presenting hit BBC wildlife shows including Animal Magic and The Really Wild Show, passed away on Thursday (06Sep12) after a battle with leukaemia.

In the later years of his career, he made cameo appearances on programmes including Celebrity Ghost Stories and Ready Steady Cook, and also appeared in a documentary about famed Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin.

Father-of-eight Nutkins was also a keen beekeeper and an official member of the British Beekeepers' Association.

Following news of his death, animal-loving funnyman Ricky Gervais took to to pay tribute, writing, "RIP Terry Nutkins. Animal lover and thoroughly nice chap."

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