Tributes have been paid to broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan, who’s died at the age of 77 following a short battle with cancer.

BBC director Tony Hall described him as a “national treasure.”

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “My thoughts are with Terry Wogan’s family. Britain has lost a huge talent – someone millions came to feel was their own special friend.”

Radio colleague Tony Blackburn said: “I can hardly believe my old friend Sir Terry Wogan has died. RIP Terry and thanks for being a friend.”

Other colleagues at Radio 2 have also tweeted.

Chris Evans, who succeeded Sir Terry on the breakfast show said: “We are all so terribly sad upon hearing of the passing of Terry. I can’t put into words how the whole Radio 2 family is feeling.”

Dermot O’Leary said: Sir Terry. Just the most warm hearted, generous, funny, clever, life affirming man. Part of the foundations of @BBCRadio2 so very sad.”

Simon Mayo tweeted: “Always the right tone, always the right phrase, always a radio genius. RIP Sir Terry.”

Graham Norton, who replaced Sir Terry hosting the Eurovision song contest tweeted: “He made it seem effortless and for a young boy in Ireland he made it seem possible. RIP Sir Terry Wogan. I’ll raise a glass during song 9.”