Iconic BBC presenter dies as tributes paid to 'legendary broadcaster' | The Sun

ICONIC BBC presenter Robbie Shepherd has tragically died as tributes are paid to the "legendary broadcaster".

The veteran presenter, 87 was famed for his passion of Scotland's north-east Doric accent.

And was best known for hosting renowned radio show Take the Floor and as well as a regular commentator at the Highland Games.

The Aberdeen-born host retired from his dance music show in 2015.

The popular personality was awarded an MBE and was inducted into a hall of fame by the Trad Music Awards.

Following his tragic passing a string of famous faces have come forward to pay tribute.

BBC co-star Fiona Stalker said: "A legend. A gent. A pleasure to work with."

SNP MP Fiona Hyslop wrote: "Sorry to hear this – I taught my kids when they were very wee how to ceilidh dance in our kitchen when Robbie Shepherd and ‘Take the Floor’ came on after the Football scores on Radio Scotland on a Saturday.

"Thoughts with his family at this time."

While the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland added: "We're deeply saddened to learn of the death of Robbie Shepherd MBE.

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"A legendary Scottish broadcaster and champion of traditional music.

"We send our love and condolences to Robbie's family and friends."

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