Former weatherman Ian McCaskill dies aged 78

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Ian McCaskill death
Former weather forecaster Ian McCaskill has died aged 78.

McCaskill, who had dementia, died on Saturday, his daughter Kirsty told the BBC.

Her statement said: "Ian McCaskill's family is sad to announce that Ian, 78, died on Saturday December 10, 2016 after living with dementia for the past five years.

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Ian McCaskill, pictured with Trish Williamson, has died (PA)

"Ian was a truly lovely man who loved his family unconditionally and brought lots of sunshine to people's lives with his friendly smile, kindness and sharp wit.

"He is survived by his wife Pat, whom he adored, two daughters, Vicky and Kirsty, two step-sons, Tim and Matthew, and nine grandchildren. He will be deeply missed."

McCaskill presented the weather on the BBC from 1978 to 1998.

Following his retirement in 1998, the Glasgow-born star appeared on several television shows, including Celebrity Fit Club in 2002.