_109915459_clivejamesbbc Clive James: Australian broadcaster and creator dies aged 80

Clive James, the Australian author and broadcaster identified around the globe for his dry wit, has died on the age of 80.

Identified with leukaemia in 2010, the creator and critic had movingly written about his terminal sickness throughout the closing years of his life.


Born Vivian James in 1939, he moved to England in 1961 and rose to prominence as a literary critic and TV columnist.

He went on to ship wry commentary on worldwide programming in such exhibits as Clive James On Tv.


The present noticed him introduce amusing and off-beat TV clips from around the globe, most famously from the Japanese sport present Endurance.

An announcement on his web site confirmed he died at house in Cambridge on Sunday.

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