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Murray Walker, F1 commentating legend dies aged 97

Murray Walker, F1 commentating legend dies aged 97

Murray Walker, F1 commentating legend dies aged 97

Murray Walker, F1 commentating legend dies aged 97

Legendary Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker has died aged 97, the British Racing Drivers Club has confirmed.

Walker covered the sport as lead broadcaster between 1976 and 2001, becoming synonymous with the sport.

"It is with great sadness we share the news of the passing of BRDC Associate member Murray Walker OBE," the BRDC said in a statement on Saturday evening.

"A friend, a true motorsport legend, the nation's favourite commentator and a contagious smile. Murray will be sadly missed, his mark and voice will live on in motorsport and our hearts forever.

"We thank Murray for all he has done for our community. Sending our love and thoughts to Murray's family and friends in this difficult time.

"RIP our friend."

Tributes poured in from around motorsport.

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