Much-loved US TV presenter Hugh Downs has died at the age of 99.
The Today anchor’s sad death was confirmed by his family.
Hugh’s career spanned a whopping seven decades, but he was best known for co-presenting the daily NBC show.
The TV star will also be remembered for hosting ABC news show 20/20, on which he became famous for his catchphrase “We’re in touch, so you be in touch.”
New York Times reports that Hugh died on Wednesday at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Hugh was born in Ohio and made his debut on TV in 1945 for WBKB-TV.
It wasn’t long before he was a regular on screens across America.
Fans will also remember him as the host of popular gameshow Concentration, which was inspired by a card game made for children.
Hugh, a father of two, was on TV so much at one point that he even held the world record for spending the most hours in front of a television camera.
Looking back on his long career, he once told the Archive of American Television: “I thought TV was a gimmick like 3D movies and it would just go away.
“I had no idea that the tail would eventually wag the dog and treat me much kinder than radio did.”
Hugh retired from his job on 20/20 in 1999 and went on to do voiceover work, lending his talents to a number of documentaries and TV specials over the next decade.
He once joked in an interview with USA Today that he wished he’d spent his golden years relaxing rather than working.
He said: “Gosh, I’d like to lie on a beach for six weeks.
“But I knew by the end of the first hour I’d be thinking of something else to do, and I’d start doing it.”
Hugh had been married to wife Ruth since 1944, but she tragically died three years ago.
He is survived by his children Hugh and Deirdre, his brother Wallace and his two grandchildren.