Blue Peter presenter Max Stahl dies aged 66 after battling cancer

Blue Peter presenter Max Stahl dies aged 66 after battling cancer
Blue Peter presenter Max Stahl dies aged 66 after battling cancer
Blue Peter presenter Max Stahl dies aged 66: Broadcaster who hosted the children's TV favourite before becoming a war correspondant passes away after battling throat cancer The actor and broadcaster was known to millions of children for hosting the beloved series in the late 1970s He passed away in Brisbane, Australia after a lengthy battle with throat cancer Max also won awards for his coverage of global news events, including the massacre of 271 protestors in East Timor in 1991

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Blue Peter presenter Max Stahl has died at the age of 66.

The actor and broadcaster, who was known to millions of children for hosting the beloved series in the late 1970s, passed away in Australia after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Tributes soon poured in for Max, who after leaving Blue Peter went onto win awards for his coverage of global news events, including the massacre of 271 protestors in East Timor in 1991.

RIP: Blue Peter presenter Max Stahl has died at the age of 66. The actor and broadcaster hosted the children's TV favourite from 1978 to 1980

RIP: Blue Peter presenter Max Stahl has died at the age of 66. The actor and broadcaster hosted the children's TV favourite from 1978 to 1980

Max was known as Christopher Wenner during his time on Blue Peter, and fronted the show from 1978 to 1980 alongside stars

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