Former Telegraph columnist Robin Page, renowned for hosting the BBC show One Man and His Dog, passed away at the age of 80 due to cancer.
According to the MailOnline, Mr. Page, a close acquaintance of King Charles, died at his residence in Cambridgeshire on Saturday morning, alongside his wife Lulu.
In 1993, Mr. Page co-founded the Countryside Restoration Trust, an organization dedicated to promoting sustainable farming and conserving heritage.
A representative for the charity expressed their “great sadness” upon hearing the news of his demise.
During the 1990s, Mr. Page assumed the role of presenter for the sheepdog trial series, One Man and His Dog.
In addition to his television work, he authored the Country Diary column for the Daily Telegraph and published 33 other books.
Known for his controversial opinions, Mr. Page advocated for the removal of blanket protection for birds of prey.
The MailOnline stated that Mr. Page was surrounded by his wife Lulu, three step-children, and five step-grandchildren at the time of his passing after an 18-month battle with prostate cancer.
Lulu shared with the news website, “He was a good, honest country-loving man who was hugely loved by his family. We will all miss him.”
Marcus Stead, a freelance journalist and friend of Mr. Page, described him as “generous, big-hearted,” and possessing a “fantastic spirit.” Stead added that Mr. Page had an immense knowledge of countryside issues and spoke with authority, which earned him the attention of senior royals and politicians. He further noted that Mr. Page’s legacy greatly contributed to the British countryside and its way of life. “He was one of those people who made life in this country wonderful, and he always marched to his own beat.”
Mr. Page was born and raised in Barton, Cambridgeshire.