Iconic Formula One commentator Murray Walker DIES aged 97

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Murray Walker, legendary Formula 1 commentator, has passed away at the age of 97 yesterday.

The news of his passing was announced by the British Racing Drivers’ Club but details about the cause of death were not provided.

Walker had more than a half-century of a remarkable television career as he worked for the BBC and ITV before retiring in 2001.

His first grand prix commentary for the BBC was in 1949 and one of his most iconic moments came when he was emotional after Damon Hill won the 1996 Japanese Grand Prix and became world champion.

He was known for his enthusiasm and his humorous slip-ups, which people referred to as “Murrayisms”.

Lewis Hamilton and Damon Hill are among stars who paid tributes to the iconic commentator.

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