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Val Doonican

Singer, Television Presenter
3 February 1927 to 1 July 2015

An Irish singer and television presenter, Doonican scored five successive Top 10 albums in the UK and his biggest hits included Walk Tall and Elusive Butterfly. He was a hit hosting his own variety show, The Val Doonican Show (1965-1986), on both sides of the atlantic, as well as 25 Christmas specials.

Read Val Doonican's Guardian obituary here