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Magnus Magnusson's Death

Born (Birthday) October 12, 1929

Death Date January 7, 2007

Age of Death 77 years

Cause of Death N/A

Profession Game Show Host

The game show host Magnus Magnusson died at the age of 77. Here is all you want to know, and more!

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Television presenter, writer and journalist who is most known for hosting the popular quiz program Mastermind.

He was married to Mamie Bird, and the two had a son named Siggi who died tragically in 1973.

Magnus Magnusson, who has died aged 77 of pancreatic cancer, was best known as the presiding inquisitor of BBC1 television’s quiz show Mastermind, memorable for the daunting black leather chair in which contestants were interrogated and for Magnusson’s catchphrase, “I’ve started, so I’ll finish.” The show overshadowed …



You don’t say to a university professor who is immersed in a particular subject that they should get a life. They are encouraged to enjoy their subject and to pass it on.


There have been a lot of exercises and I’ve had to force myself to go out for walks even when I didn’t feel like it, but apart from that, I am a lot better.


I have got the best of both worlds; growing up in Edinburgh and now living outside Glasgow.


It was despairing to find out that I am mortal.


I love doing crosswords, it’s so important to keep the brain going.