Rip Sir Patrick Moore – GamesMaster, Genius

British astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore has died at the age of 89. A statement released this afternoon says that he “passed away peacefully at 12:25 this afternoon” at his home in Selsey, West Sussex.

Best known by some for his record breaking 50 plus years hosting of The Sky At Night for over 50 years, Sir Patrick held a dear position in the hearts of some gamers and gaming journalists thanks to his time as the GamesMaster on the Channel 4 TV show during the 90s.

He also wrote dozens of books on astronomy and his research was used by both the Us and the Russians in their space programmes.

A statement was released by his friends and staff announcing his passing:

“After a short spell in hospital last week, it was determined that no further treatment would benefit him, and it was his wish to spend his last days in his own home,
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