Robert Osborne dead at 84; beloved TCM movie host

Posted at 2:40 PM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 14:43:00-05

Robert Osborne attends the AMPAS presentation of “A Centennial Tribute to Bette Davis” May 1, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katy Winn/Getty Images)

NEW YORK —Robert Osborne, who served as host of Turner Classic Movies for 23 years, has died. He was 84.

“All of us at Turner Classic Movies are deeply saddened by the death of Robert Osborne,” read a statement from Jennifer Dorian, general manager of Turner Classic Movies. “He joined us as an expert on classic film and grew to be our cherished college and esteemed ambassador for TCM.”

Osborne has been on TCM since it made its on-air debut in April 1994.

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