Legend James died “peacefully and at home, surrounded by his family,” his agents said.

Clive James, the Australian writer and broadcaster known worldwide for his arid spirit, died at the age of 80.

A diagnosis of leukemia diagnosed in 2010, the author and reviewer had written poignantly about her terminal illness in the last years of her life.

Born Vivian James in 1939, he moved to England in 1961 and became known as a literary critic and columnist on television.

He then commented on international programming on shows such as Clive James On Television.

The series has featured entertaining, offbeat TV clips from around the world, the most famous of which is the Japanese TV game show Endurance.

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Clive James photographed on the set of Saturday Night Clive in 1989
According to a statement by his agents He died at home in Cambridge on Sunday and was buried Wednesday in the Pembroke College Chapel.

“Clive died almost 10 years after his first final diagnosis and a month after putting his pen down for the last time,” the statement said.

“He endured his growing illnesses with patience and good humor, knowing until the last moment that he had known more than his share of this” great good world “.

“He was grateful to the staff of Addenbrooke Hospital [in Cambridge] for their care and kindness, which unexpectedly left him so much extra time.

“His family would like to thank the nurses of the Arthur Rank Hospice at Home team for their help during his last days, which allowed him to die peacefully and at home, surrounded by his family and his books.”