Obituary: Ex-Sun man Charlie Catchpole passes away peacefully aged 76 – Charlie Catchpole, a former Sun reporter, died at the age of 76, with TV’s Piers Morgan among those paying tribute to a “great” journalist.
According to thesun.co.uk, Charlie, who was born in Norwich and died quietly, worked for a number of national newspapers before becoming well-known as a scathing TV columnist.
He famously paraphrased Lord Nelson as stating, “I am a man of Norfolk and glory in being so.” He was proud of his birthplace. “Brilliant TV reviewer, Fleet Street legend, and lovely, entertaining company,” Morgan said. “It’s bad news.”
“Charlie had a renowned keen wit and a sense of humor that his readers enjoyed,” said Jane Moore, a TV personality and Sun writer who worked with Charlie. “His brain was still as sharp as a tack when I last saw him.” His children and wife Cynthia survive him.