Des O'Connor died "peacefully in his sleep" in hospital a week after suffering a fall at home.
The telly legend has passed away aged 88 throwing the world of showbiz into mourning.
His death was confirmed today with the star's agent confirming Des passed away in hospital on Saturday.
The presenter suffered a fall at his home in Buckinghamshire a week earlier and had been admitted to hospital for treatment.
He was thought to be making a good recovery and was able to be visited by his family.
Des was said to have been in "great spirits" and was looking forward to being discharged, but took a turn for the worse on Saturday.