One of south Buckinghamshire’s brightest stars, Sir Terry Wogan, has left an indelible mark on the lives of those who knew him and admired him.

Here we take a look back at the life of the iconic broadcasting figure who died yesterday after a short battle with cancer.

Sir Terry lived in the small of village of Taplow, but during a career spanning decades became well known around the world – and can be seen in these pictures rubbing shoulders with stars like Madonna.

The 77-year-old, who became a household named for his work on Children in Need and the Eurovision Song Contest, has since been praised as “charming, intelligent, entertaining, kind and generous” by those who knew him.

In a tribute to his life, we have taken a look back through our archives to catalogue some of the events and people he has left a mark on over the years.

In 2012, he was given an honorary doctorate from Bucks New University in recognition of his highly successful radio and television presenting career.

Professor Rebecca Bunting said: “Sir Terry Wogan made a great contribution to television and radio broadcasting during a long and distinguished career and we were proud and privileged to award him an honorary doctorate.

“His acceptance speech at his graduation ceremony inspired our graduates lucky enough to be present. Our thoughts and condolences are with Sir Terry’s friends and family.”

At the time, Sir Terry said of his honorary award: "I am delighted to be recognised in this way by Buckinghamshire New University.

"I have been a resident of Buckinghamshire for nearly forty years, and a Deputy Lieutenant of the County, and an honorary degree from the County's university means a great deal to me. I'm naturally delighted to accept, and with great pride.'

"I received a great reception from the graduating students and it was wonderful to see the look of joy and pride on the faces of their parents.”

Sir Terry was a deputy lieutenant of Buckinghamshire since 2007 and lived in the county for 40 years.

He was so honoured to represent the Queen in the county where he lived that he announced his appointment to his BBC Radio 2 audience.

Lord Lieutenant, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher said: “He was true to his word. Despite his busy broadcasting schedule Terry frequently undertook citizenship ceremonies, welcoming people from other countries just as he, himself, had been welcomed to these shores from Ireland.”

Sir Henry added: “Terry was one of those rare people who was completely unaffected by his fame, treating everyone the same.”

“He was the same in his private life as he was on the radio and television: charming, intelligent, entertaining, kind and generous.

“He will be as much missed in his adopted county as he will be by the many millions who tuned in to his broadcasts. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Helen, and their family at this very sad time.”

Bill Chapple OBE, chairman of Buckinghamshire County Council, said: “Sir Terry was a great enthusiast for Buckinghamshire and we all loved his particular charm and wit.

“We're very thankful for his generous service to the county, and will miss him greatly. Our condolences go to Lady Wogan and the family.”