Broadcaster Kenneth Kendall dies

By Ross Findon

Friday, December 14, 2012


Broadcaster Kenneth Kendall dies

Isle of Wight broadcaster and gallery owner Kenneth Kendall, who has died. Picture by Laura Holme.

FORMER broadcaster and gallery owner Kenneth Kendall has died today (Friday).

In 1955 Mr Kendall, became the first televised BBC news reader and he went on to work for ITN and become the presenter of the gameshow Treasure Hunt.

He suffered a stroke at his Cowes art gallery in mid-November and had been receiving treatment at St Mary's Hospital since then.

According to the BBC, Mr Kendall's agent confirmed he had died peacefully.



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by Alan Bennett

16th December 2012, at 00:09:25

Did he still have the shop in Cowes?

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by linda jones

14th December 2012, at 21:37:19

RIP Kenneth Kendall have met and shook your hand great to have met you . you will live on your art and never be forgotten by many friends and family. x :) god bless.

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by Don Prescott

14th December 2012, at 15:17:42

Indeed. He would always have time for a chat whether in or out of his gallery.
Really, really nice bloke.

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by John Lovell

14th December 2012, at 14:51:37

He will be sadly missed. Truly a great gentleman.

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