UK broadcaster Michael Parkinson dies aged 88: BBC

Kylie MacLellan |

British broadcaster Michael Parkinson, best known for interviewing some of the world’s biggest stars on his long-running chat show, has died aged 88.

“After a brief illness Sir Michael Parkinson passed away peacefully at home last night in the company of his family,” the BBC said on Thursday, citing a statement from his family.

“The family request that they are given privacy and time to grieve.”