Broadcaster Sir Alastair 'the best we'll ever have'
VETERAN newsreader and journalist Sir Alastair Burnet was praised by colleagues as "the best we'll ever have" after his death, at the age of 84.
VETERAN newsreader and journalist Sir Alastair Burnet was praised by colleagues as \"the best we'll ever have\" after his death, at the age of 84.
'UNDERSTATED GENIUS': Sir Alastair Burnet, who has died aged 84, was the face of News At Ten for many years.
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Sir Alastair, known to many for his years fronting News At Ten, died peacefully at the Beatrice Place Nursing Home in Kensington, where he was being cared for following a series of strokes.
Sir Alastair, who was also a trusted face and voice for national occasions, anchoring several General Elections and the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales, was described as "one of the greatest journalists of his generation" by Andrew Neil, while newscaster Alastair Stewart said he was an "understated genius".
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