TV presenter Terry Nutkins, who's famous for appearances on BBC nature programmes like Animal Magic and The Really Wild Show has died aged 66, after he lost a nine-month battle with acute leukaemia.
The wildlife expert spent a total of seven years on shows like Animal Magic and was later seen on Growing Up Wild and Pets Win Prizes.
However, the presenter was battling leukaemia and the father of eight sadly died yesterday (September 6). In recent years he made guest appearances on Ready Steady Cook, Celebrity Ghost Stories and a tribute documentary to Australian "crocodile hunter" Steve Irwin.
TV presenter Philip Schofield was amongst the first to pay tribute to Terry, saying that he was "a delightful man and passionate naturalist".
Terry Nutkins dies aged 66 (Photo: WENN)
"So sad to hear of the death of Terry Nutkins," he wrote on Twitter. "I worked with him often in my 'broom cupboard' days."
Wildlife presenter Ben Fogle also described Nutkins as one of his "childhood inspirations", while comedian Ricky Gervais said he was a "thoroughly nice chap".
John Miles, Nutkins' agent, said he had died at his home in Scotland after a "brave" nine-month battle with acute leukaemia.
"He just loved animals," Mr Miles told BBC News. "He fought many causes to make sure animals were looked after, and the environment in general."
"Terry was a fun, ebullient and enthusiastic naturalist," said the wildlife film-maker Simon King.
"He expressed this through his work on television and through his conservation efforts. He had a great love of animals and will always be remembered for that."
Our thoughts are with Terry's family and friends.