The management team of Lionel Blair shared the heartbreaking news of his death on Thursday. Though the reason behind his death remains unclear, their management team affirmed that Blair died in the company of his loved ones. With his seventy-year long career as a dancer, choreographer, and actor, Blair had managed to wow millions of people around the world.
Blair was born in Canada and moved to London when he was only two. During his early days, he was trained as a dancer. However, as he grew up, he realized that his heart steered him towards acting. So, in 1947, he decided to pursue a career in acting.
Blair’s career took off when he hosted the quiz show Name That Tunes during the 1970s. He was well known for his work in the 2014 show Celebrity Big Brother and was also the team captain in the Give Us A Clue quiz show. He also appeared on Channel Five’s reality show The Farm, where he was set against Mikey Green and Emma Noble. Earlier this year, the entertainer was seen in the ITV channel’s This Morning, where he discussed that he took his second COVID dose. He also added that he had taken the first dose in December 2020, on his birthday.
Blair married Susan Blair in 1967 and had three children together. According to his management team, he passed away during the early hours of Thursday morning, leaving behind his beloved wife, the three children, and three grandchildren.