Beloved Game Show Presenter Dies at 62

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April 18, 2018

Television presenter and radio DJ Dale Winton has died at the age of 62.

 

Jan Kennedy, a longtime agent to the star confirmed “with great sadness” that Winton died at home early this morning. “While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief,” he said.

 

Winton was famous for his game shows like “Supermarket Sweep” and “In It to Win It.”

 

Fellow TV hosts were quick to pay tribute to Winton as soon as the news broke.

 

https://twitter.com/grahnort/status/986714502954668032

 

https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/986705955646853121

 

https://twitter.com/PaddyMcGuinness/status/986710694858027008

 

Others had more words for Winton’s passing.

 

https://twitter.com/jamesmartinchef/status/986710806564950017

 

https://twitter.com/jackwhitehall/status/986711384565088257

 

https://twitter.com/holly/status/986709008366088193

 

Dale Jonathan Winton was born on May 22, 1955, in Marylebone, London, England, to Gary and Sheree Winton.

 

His parents divorced when he was 10 years old, and his father passed away three years later. Not long after he turned 21, his mother died of an overdose.

 

He worked as a radio DJ in London and got his first big break as the presenter for the game show Supermarket Sweep, where contestants raced around a “supermarket” and collected items. The show ran from 1993 to 2001.

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