BBC Radio 2 presenter Desmond Carrington has died at the age of 90, his producer and partner has confirmed. Dave Aylott said Carrington died ‘peacefully’ following a battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. He was best known for his weekly Friday night show The Music Goes Round which he hosted for 35 years before stepping down due to ill-health. He left Radio 2 in October last year. Aylott said: ‘It is with great sadness I announce that Desmond Carrington has passed away. ‘Desmond, who was 90, passed away peacefully this afternoon after a long battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. I ask that our privacy is respected at this time.’ Broadcaster Jeremy Vine also paid tribute to him on Twitter, saying Desmond was ‘one of the best things about Radio 2’.

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