Michael Fieldhouse Barratt worked as an announcer and presenter for English television. He passed away at 94 years old. Let’s see how did he die, what happened, and what was Michael Barratt Cause of Death.
Michael Barratt Cause of Death
Between 1969 to 1977, Mr. Barratt was best known as the host of Nationwide, which frequently drew more than 10 million viewers.
“We’re extremely sad to report that our dear Dad/Husband/Mike/Michael Barratt passed away this morning,” said a family statement. He was 94.
We’re very sad to report that our lovely Dad/Husband/Mike/Michael Barratt died this morning. He was 94.
He spent his final days being cared for at the wonderful Thames Hospice in Berkshire, surrounded by his family.
— Olly Barratt (@ollybarratt) July 10, 2022
He received treatment during his last few days while being surrounded by his family at the lovely Thames Hospice in Berkshire. But yet no Michael Barratt Cause of death was announced.
Michael Barratt’s Early Life
Michael Barratt was born in Leeds, in Yorkshire’s West Riding. His father worked for the government. Barratt had his education at Paisley Grammar School in Scotland as well as Rossall School, an independent boys’ school, in Lancashire.
He worked as a journalist for Kemsley publications after graduating from college before relocating to Nigeria to take the editorship of the Nigerian Citizen and join the Nigerian Broadcasting Service.
Michael Barratt’s Career
He started out as a reporter for Midlands Today on the BBC, then moved on to host Panorama and 24 Hours. Up until 1997, he served as the chairman of the production business Michael Barratt Limited and as a presenter on Thames TV’s Reporting London.
In both movies and television shows, he has made personal appearances. Examples include The Magic Christian and The Goodies. He was chosen as the University of Aberdeen’s Rector in 1972. Mr. Nationwide, his autobiography, was released in 2013.
Tribute to Michael Barratt’s Death
RIP Michael Barratt Started as a reporter for Midlands Today before presenting Panorama and 24 Hours He will always be remembered as the host of Nationwide from 1969 to 1977 Michael Fieldhouse Barratt 3rd January 1928 – 10th July 2022
Daniel McGachey said,
RIP Michael Barratt, journalist and broadcaster, gravelly voiced presenter of Nationwide, and not averse to sending himself up in the likes of The Goodies, Smashie & Nicey, and The Magic Christian.
Matthew Payne said,
Remember fondly watching Nationwide as a child,so sad to hear of Michael Barratt’s death at 94. It was quite a groundbreaking concept with regional shows and reporters. I remember most Michael,Bob Wellings and Sue Lawley. Sad news!
Justin Lewis said,
RIP Michael Barratt, the face of Nationwide in the 70s, and – yes! – the linkman of Week Ending when it began in 1970. He was fantastically helpful and candid with @GreavesIan and I about his brief spell with the programme, which he left after a GE was called in May 1970. RIP
Jeremy Rogers said,
I met Michael Barratt about ten years ago in an event related to his memoirs. Answered plenty of questions about his career with good humour and gave interesting opinions about the state of broadcasting both in the 1970s & at that time.
Brynley Heaven said,
Michael Barratt, Nationwide anchor has moved on. In those days, people who inhabited the television box were more familiar because you watched so much of the same thing He came across as competent, grounded, irretrievably middle class, complacent, boring, friendly, never-ending
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