Monday, 12 December 2016


Popular former weatherman Ian McCaskill has died at the age of 78 after living with dementia for five years.
The BBC meteorologist, famed for his gentle Scottish accent and thick-rimmed glasses, was known by millions for his light-hearted presentation.
He died on Saturday following a lengthy battle with dementia, his daughter confirmed.
Born on July 28 1938 in Glasgow, Mr McCaskill began working for the BBC in 1978, during a time in which it was highly unusual to find regional accents at the Corporation.
By the time he retired in 1998, he had won a legion of fans across Britain, and was voted the country's sexiest weather presenter in 1994.
His manner while presenting the weather even saw him parodied by the satirical television show Spitting Image.

Impressionist Rory Bremner, who famous portrayed him, tweeted: ‘Sad to hear Ian McCaskill’s died. Lovely man. He was pretty much part of the cast of our C4 show.’
Channel 4 weather presenter Liam Dutton added: ‘Sad news about Ian McCaskill - a BBC weatherman I grew up watching. He was a lovely guy with a good sense of humour.’

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