Bruce Forsyth, a legendary entertainer, host and quizmaster on British television whose career spanned the history of TV, has died.

The BBC says Forsyth died Friday at his home. He was 89.

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Dapper and mustachioed, with a toothy smile and cheeky charm, he was a TV presence for 75 years, earning him recognition by Guinness World Records in 2012 for having had the longest on-screen television career for a male entertainer.

Most recently he co-hosted "Strictly Come Dancing," a popular dance competition that premiered on BBC One in 2004. He retired from the program in 2013.

He had hosted a number of game shows including "Play Your Cards Right," ''The Price is Right" and "The Generation Game.

Forsyth was knighted in 2011.