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Val Doonican has died at the age of 88

It has been confirmed that singer and television presenter Val Doonican has died at 88-years-old. 

The Irish star, who was born in 1927 in Waterford, Ireland as the youngest of eight children, became a household name back in the 1960s following his popular TV series ‘The Val Doonican Show’.

He eventually joined Irish Quartet The Four Ramblers before going solo and following an appearance on ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ in 1963 he was offered his own TV show, which was incredibly popular and ran for over 20 years.

One of his releases, entitled ‘Val Doonican Rocks, But Gently’, managed to knock ‘Sgt Pepper’ by The Beatles off the top of the UK albums chart in 1968. Doonican is survived by his wife Lynn, daughters Sarah and Fiona and grandchildren Bethany and Scott.

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Watch an interview with Doonican below: