Sir Terry Wogan’s widow Lady Helen Wogan is said to be “awfully, awfully sad but relieved his suffering is over” the couple’s close friend Fr Brian D’Arcy has revealed.
Fr. Brian D’Arcy made his way to London to say goodbye to the legendary broadcaster on Thursday and said Terry’s final dying moments were a “sad but beautiful occasion”.
Fr D’arcy said: “The family will be awfully awfully sad because the centre of his life was his family and his children and his wife – lady Helen especially. They will be relieved, though, that his suffering is over.”
Father D’Arcy described the broadcaster’s legacy was “eternal”.
He said: “Terry Wogan’s story is for eternity because he was the one who made radio in an age of television.
“It was incredible that he would take a morning programme – and he would….make it the most popular radio show in the world.”
Fr. D’Arcy finished by saying: “I was with Terry on Thursday to say goodbye. At the same time, I’m glad he went without a long, lingering illness… He was such a man for a laugh.”