Broadcasting legend Sir Paul Holmes has died this morning:
Sir Paul Holmes, the controversial broadcaster with the cheeky grin and quick wit, has died at home, surrounded by family.
Holmes’ family issued a statement at 9.30am.
“Sir Paul Holmes passed away peacefully early this morning surrounded by his family at home in Hawkes Bay, as he wished to be.
“Sir Paul had been in poor health since having heart surgery earlier in the year. In recent months he had also been suffering from a resurgence of prostate cancer.
“More than just a broadcaster, Paul was a loving husband and father, as well as a generous friend. He loved people and people loved him.
“Lady Holmes, Millie, Rueben and Ken Holmes would like to thank the public for their incredible support. ”
The family said information on how the public could pay tribute to Sir Paul would be announced in due course.
Rest In Peace