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FIRST AND UNFLAPPABLE.. NEWSMAN KENDALL DIES; Tributes to TV pioneer, 88.

Byline: MARK JEFFERIES

TRIBUTES last night flooded in for former newsreader Kenneth Kendall who died yesterday at the age of 88.

The pioneering TV star never recovered from a stroke he suffered last month. His partner of many years Mark Fear said he "passed away peacefully" in hospital at Newport on the Isle of Wight.

Kendall was the first newsreader to appear on camera at the BBC in 1955 and became famous for his calm manner. He later worked with Anneka Rice as a presenter on Channel 4's Treasure Hunt. Beeb radio presenter and former judge on the gameshow Wincey Willis said: "He was a lovely man, RIP."

Acting BBC director-general Tim Davie added: "The passing of Kenneth is a sad moment." Born in India, Kendall joined the BBC as a radio announcer. He was voted most popular newscaster by Mirror readers in 1979, before joining Treasure Hunt two years later.

Kendall also had a part in Doctor Who. After his retirement, he and Mark moved to Newport and bought an art gallery.

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Date:Dec 15, 2012
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