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Who was Bamber Gascoigne and what was his cause of death? Tributes Pour In As University Challenge host dead aged 87


Who was Bamber Gascoigne and what was his cause of death? Tributes Pour In As University Challenge host dead aged 87: With a heavy heart, we are sharing another passing news of a popular face. As per the latest report, University Challenge host Bamber Gascoigne has passed away at his residence which is in Richmond, London. The star had been wedded to his wife Christina for 55 years. His death news put everyone in big trauma and everyone paid tributes and expressed their mourning over his sudden demise. At the time of his death, Bamber Gascoigne was 87 years old. Since his passing news come for everyone keens to know the cause of his sudden death. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com

Bamber Gascoigne

Who was Bamber Gascoigne?

As per the reports, Gascoigne was died after suffering from a short illness. Bamber was popularly known for being the original host of BBC’s University Challenge. He presented the first version of the show for 25 years between the year 1962 to the year 1987. When the show began up again in the year 1994, Jeremy Paxman then took on the role, which he has maintained since then. The signature catchphrases of Bamber included “Your starter for ten”, “I will have to hurry you”, and “fingers on buzzers”.


One of those taglines events went on the inspire the title for the David Nicholls the year 2003 novel “Starter for Ten” which is about a University student who joins the university pupil who joins the University Challenge team in his first year. Bamber was also an established author and documentarian, with a specific interest in history. In the year 1972, he launched a book called “Murgatroyd’s Empire” a satirical novel concerning a businessman who discovers an island of pygmies and trades them arms for treasure, rebuilding the development of European medieval weaponry and armor.

Bamber Gascoigne Death Cause

He also wrote another book in the year 1983 entitled “Quest for the Golden Hare”, an account of the internationally publicized treasure hunt associated with the publication in the year 1979 of Kit Williams’ book titled “Masquerade”. In the year 1997, he also tried his hand in scriptwriting and wrote and presented a television series on the history of Christianity called “The Christians”. He also presented the documentary series titled “Victorian Values” in the year 1987, which looked at how Victorian society put the infrastructure of the modern interest state in place.


One of the last and the big Television projects he associated in the year 1990 was a TV series called “The Great Moghuls” which he wrote and presented on. The show particularly focused and explored the Mughal Empire of India and was based on his 1971 book of a similar name, which also depicts pictures taken by his wife Christina. Bamber was born in London on the 24th of January, 1935, and was educated at Sunningdale School.

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