Comedian Tom O’Connor died at the age of 81, his family announced.
Born in Merseyside’s bootle, entertainers were best known for releasing a number of hit game shows such as “Crosswits” and “Name That Tune.”
O’Connor died Sunday morning and his family confirmed through his agent.
O’Connor’s comedy career began in a working men’s club, but appeared on television on shows such as “Comedian” and “Opportunity Knock.”
Then, in the 70’s and 80’s, it established itself as a popular name such as “Pick Pockets” and “The Zodiac Game”.
O’Connor hosted “Name That Tune” from 1976 to 1983.
Later in his career, O’Connor continued to appear on television, appearing in the BBC soap opera “Doctors” in the early 2000s and in the celebrity version of “Come Dine With Me” in 2010.
In 2011, she also appeared on the “Meaningless Celebrity” quiz show with her daughter-in-law, Denise Lewis, a former Olympic athlete.
The Liverpool City Council paid tribute to O’Connor in a post on the official Twitter page.
“Sad news about the death of veteran Liverpool comedian Tom O’Connor was reported,” he said.
“Our idea is with his family and friends. Thank you for laughing, Tom.”
TV presenter Piers Morgan also paid tribute to O’Connor.
“RIP Tom O’Connor, 81. Comedian, video game host, Liverpool legend, and a very funny guy,” he wrote on Twitter.
“Sad news. Thank you for laughing, Tom.”
Dan Walker, the host of the BBC Breakfast, said on Twitter: I was happy to meet Tom O’Connor. He was a kind, funny and true gentleman.
“I loved watching him on TV. Croswitz was great. My sympathy is with his family and friends.”
Former “EastEnders” actor Stuart Antony paid tribute to O’Connor in a post on Twitter.
He writes: “I’m very sad to hear that Tom O’Connor has died.
“He was a nice guy with some great stories.
“My idea is in his family.”