Richard Whiteley

Richard Whiteley's Death

Born (Birthday) December 28, 1943

Death Date June 26, 2004

Age of Death 60 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, United Kingdom

Profession Game Show Host

The game show host Richard Whiteley died at the age of 60. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A television journalist and presenter who is most known for hosting the popular TV game show Countdown.

He was raised in Baildon, England and in his younger earlier years he took on a job as a trainee at ITN, before transitioning over to Yorkshire Television in 1968.

He was nicknamed “Twice Nightly Whiteley,” due to the fact that he presented Countdown and the Calendar news program on the same night.

Personal Life

He married Kathryn Apanowicz in 1994 and the two have a son named James who was born in 1987.

He was born in Bradford, England, the same place where actor Peter Firth was born.

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Whiteley also had his own chatshow on BBC1. He was the subject of This Is Your Life in March 1997 when he was surprised by Michael Aspel on the set of the ITV soap opera, Emmerdale. In 2001, Whiteley stood as rector for Dundee University. He died on 26 June 2005 due to complications following a heart operation.