The former TV presenter died on Wednesday, according to the Conservation Foundation which he founded. His cause of death has not yet known but was confirmed by his colleague. In a statement, David Shreeve, director of the Conservation Foundation, said: “Sadly, I have to report that David Bellamy died this morning.
“He was a larger-than-life character who became a very special friend and teacher. He inspired a whole generation with his wide range of interests and enthusiasm which knew no bounds.
“The Conservation Foundation was very special to him and so today is very sad for all of us.”
Tributes have been pouring in for the presenter following the news of his death.
Comedy writer and radio presenter Danny Baker has paid tribute to the television naturalist, calling him a “truly brilliant and canny broadcaster”.
Good Morning Britian host Piers Morgan took to Twitter and offered his condolences.
He wrote: “RIP David Bellamy, 86. A brilliant naturalist, broadcaster & character.”
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