ASTRONOMER Patrick Moore has passed away, aged 89.
The presenter of The Sky At Night “passed away peacefully at 12:25 this afternoon” at his home in Sesley, Sussex, friends and colleagues have said in a statement.
A statement by his friends and staff said: “After a short spell in hospital last week, it was determined that no further treatment would benefit him, and it was his wish to spend his last days in his own home, Farthings, where he today passed on, in the company of close friends and carers and his cat Ptolemy.”
Pillow Magazine was lucky enough to be invited to his home just weeks ago to celebrate the launch of his latest book Cosmic Tourist with Brian May and Chris Lintott.
Editor Angharad Llewellyn is pictured with Moore, right.