Bill Turnbull was widely known to be a journalist from the United Kingdom. He was born on January 25, 1956 in Guildford in the United Kingdom. He died at the age of 66 at his home in Suffolk, on Wednesday 31 August 2022. He was previously diagnosed with prostate cancer but it is currently unknown if that was the cause of his death.

He completed his education at the University of Edinburgh and Eton College, where he served as editor of the student newspaper. In 1978, he received his degree from Cardiff University. His career began in 1978 at the small-town Scottish station Radio Clyde, and he later worked as a freelancer in the USA for a while.

Before becoming a correspondent for BBC News in 1990, he joined the BBC in 1986 as a reporter for the Today show and Breakfast Time. He reported from more than thirty locations, including a four-year term as a Washington Correspondent located in the USA, covering a wide range of local and international issues. Sian Williams served as his producer for a period.

Bill Turnbull

He covered a number of significant American stories in this capacity, such as the O. J. Simpson murder trial and the Monica Lewinsky scandal that toppled Bill Clinton’s administration. He started hosting his own radio show on Classic FM in April 2016. The show ran on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Alongside Alex Jones, he served as a guest host on three episodes of The One Show in 2016. He revealed his cancer diagnosis to the public in March 2018, and just around that time, 10 episodes of Holding Back the Years on BBC One were broadcast, in which Bill Turnbull and Fiona Phillips provided advice on aging properly.

How old Was Bill Turnbull Before His Death?

Bill Turnbull was age 66 when he died of cancer.


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