BBC's Grandstand presenter Frank Bough has died at the age of 87, a family friend has confirmed to the BBC.
His cause of death is yet to be announced and no further details have been revealed.
The TV presenter died in a care home last Wednesday.
Former Newsround presenter Lizo Mzimba tweeted: "Frank Bough has died at the age of 87, a family friend has confirmed."
Frank was best known for hosting BBC show Grandstand and Breakfast Time.
During his career, the TV presenter established himself as one of the highest paid presenters on the BBC.
He started presenting on Grandstand in 1968 after appearing on Sportsview in 1964, taking over from Peter Dimmock.
Frank later moved on to present Breakfast Time TV in 1983, but he was later sacked by the BBC in 1988 after his use of drugs and prostitutes was exposed.
After leaving the BBC, he went on to present on ITV and Sky TV.
Tributes came pouring in for the iconic presenter, with Good Morning Britain star Piers Morgan leading the messages.
He wrote: "RIP Frank Bough, 87.
"Star of Grandstand, Nationwide and Breakfast Time.
"His career was ruined by scandal, but he was one of the great live TV presenters. Sad news."
Fans of the TV star also rushed to share their sadness at the presenter's death, as one posted: "Sad news. I remember him and his wife Nesta doing the holiday programme and always eating al fresco. RIP Frank."
Another added: "Sad news I remember him on tv when I was little, always had a nice smile x."
Frank leaves behind wife Nesta Howells, who he married in 1959, and their three sons, David, Stephen and Andrew, together.