Television antiques expert David Barby has died at the age of 69.
David, who was known for his appearances on Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip, died in hospital on Wednesday following a short illness.
As well as being a highly regarded antiquarian, Rugby-born David was known for his lovable personality on TV.
Colleague and friend Charles Hanson described David as a a "great friend".
He said: "No other expert could rival his great human touch."
"He built up the great passion the public had for these programmes."
"More importantly he was a man of the people. Anybody could speak to him and he had time for so many members of the public to share their stories, memories, nostalgia and passion for old things."
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