Veteran Newsreader Sir Alastair Burnet Dies

VETERAN newsreader and journalist Sir Alastair Burnet, known to many for his years fronting News At Ten, has died at the age of 84.

The presenter, who last hosted the nightly ITN bulletin almost 21 years ago, died following a series of strokes.

Sir Alastair was also a trusted face and voice for national occasions, anchoring several general elections and the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales.

A statement on behalf of Sir Alastair’s family said: “He passed away peacefully in the middle of the night at the Beatrice Place Nursing Home in Kensington, where he was being cared for after suffering several strokes.”

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