PUBLISHED: 17:15, Sat, Sep 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:16, Sat, Sep 26, 2020
EJ Osborne was a popular BBC presenter who was best known for being a woodworker who transformed preloved items on Money for Nothing. His friends and family reported he died at Dorothy House Hospice near Bath, Somerset on Monday, September 21. His cause of death has not yet been confirmed, and Express.co.uk will update this story when more news comes to light. Fans of his show loved his work, as Osborne and his team saved items from being thrown away, transforming them into new, sellable items.
His co-star Sarah Moore paid tribute to him on Instagram, saying: "All of the @monfornothing team were devastated to hear the news that the fantastic, inspiring, chuckling and talented member of our TV family @hatchetandbear has passed away.
"I join with all of the team, our artisans, production crew, directors, executives, viewers and friends in sending our love and respect to his family.
He had been married to wife Anne-Marie, and they had a daughter named Orla.
She said: "EJ spent the last three and a bit weeks of his life being cared for by the wonderful women at Dorothy House hospice.
"I was with him every day and was blown away by their compassion, resilience and kindness."
A fundraising page has been set up by his family to raise money for the hospice.
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The star had more than 30,000 followers on Instagram and he was known for sharing stunning images of his creations.
His wife posted a photo of her husband with the message: "Feel free to share your memories of EJ. Me and Orla and the swan would love to see any photos you all have of his many beautiful makes that have made their way out into the world too. #EJ Osborne #hatchetandbear @ej_osborne."
Plenty of fans have paid tribute to the star, with one saying: "So sorry to hear this. We were very lucky to have worked with EJ and to have had time to get to know him.
"His lust for life, energy and endless talents were an inspiration to us all. EJ once told me that he was ready to face all challenges that came his way and he would meet them all head on in the same way.