Children's TV presenter Tony Hart has died at the age of 83, the BBC said.
TV presenter Tony Hart dies
Hart appeared on art programmes for nearly 50 years before retiring in 2001 because of health problems.
He was most famous for fronting children's art shows including Take Hart and Hart Beat.
Mr Hart's agent Roc Renals said he died in the early hours of Sunday morning.
He said: "I was for many years his best friend, agent, manager and publicist.
"He suffered two strokes many years ago and his health declined since then."