David Vine, for a generation the face of the BBC's snooker coverage, has died at the age of 73.
Vine was the main presenter of the World Championship from 1978 to 2000. He also presented many other sports programmes for the BBC, including Ski Sunday, Grandstand and Wimbledon.
He was the first presenter of A Question of Sport, the BBC's long running sports quiz.
I always found him to be a great professional who brought authority to the role. He presided over many of the great moments of the snooker boom and will forever be associated with them.