BBC's Humphrey Lyttelton Dies At 86
April 25, 2008 at 4:01 PM (PT)
Longtime BBC RADIO 4 "I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T A CLUE" host and jazz musician HUMPHREY LYTTLETON died in a LONDON hospital TODAY (4/25) while recovering from surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm. LYTTLETON was 86 and had retired from hosting BBC RADIO 2's "THE BEST OF JAZZ" last month.
LYTTLETON had hosted "I'M SORRY," the satirical panel game, since 1972 and had continued touring with his jazz band until he entered BARNET HOSPITAL on APRIL 16th. He also played trumpet backing a wide range of singers and bands, including RADIOHEAD in 2001 on the "AMNESIAC" album.