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    Paul Walters, the long-time producer of Wake Up To Wogan, has died in hospital after a long illness. He was 59. Paul was known as 'Dr Wally' to Sir Terry Wogan's Radio 2 listeners - the TOGs.

    Lesley Douglas, Controller BBC Radio 2, added: "Paul Walters was a uniquely talented producer. He loved radio, music and Wake Up To Wogan. In return he was loved by every individual who knew him in Radio 2, and by millions of listeners to the station. His relationship with Terry Wogan produced magical radio which will be remembered with affection for years to come."

    Paul was highly regarded by presenters and colleagues - he was admired for his music knowledge, production skills and his warm personality. He was credited with introducing the music of Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua to the British public.

    Paul joined the BBC in 1973 as a Trainee Film Assistant and soon moved to Radio 2 as a producer, first working with Terry in 1980.

    Paul produced the Early Show in 1977 and went on to work on a range of output - You The Night And The Music, Nightride, The John Dunn Show, Ed Stewart, David Jacobs and The Terry Wogan Show in the early Eighties. In 1983 he moved briefly back to television as an assistant producer.

    On returning to Radio 2 he indulged his love and knowledge of music by working with presenters such as Ken Bruce, Sarah Kennedy, David Hamilton, Adrian Love, Chris Stuart and then with Terry again on Eurovision and the new Wake Up To Wogan show.

    He produced the award-winning Wake Up To Wogan (the UK's most popular radio show) until his illness was diagnosed in November 2005. He continued to be involved with choosing the music for the show during his illness.

    Paul introduced emails to the programme in 1996, helped with the new Radio 2 website and pioneered the webcam facility in 1997. His understanding of the audience and contact with listeners was key to the success of the show.

    In 1998 Terry and Paul together launched Wogan's Web on mid-morning BBC TV whilst still doing the Radio 2 breakfast show.

    Paul was born in Hertfordshire. He was an accomplished guitar player (as heard on the Radio 2 Janet and John Stories charity CD). His other passions were flying and (despite recurrent back problems) golf. He was a past captain of the Mid Herts Golf Club.
    Send us your tributes and comments about Paul



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    Jo .Hull
    Like many others I kept hoping for his return.Today's programme brought quite a few tears.Keep his memory green Terry.

    Jacey
    Dear Pauly. I feel I have lost a very dear friend, how he made me smile in the mornings even on the grey days. My love and sympathy go to to his family (especially "Bunty")and friends. What about a tribute CD with music like the songs played this morning by Terry (I loved his Country Music CD. Keep playing great music in heaven Pauly. xx

    Sharon Morris
    So sad to hear of Dr Wally's passing. We always listen on the school run, and loved the choice of music and the banter. Togland won't be the same, but I'm sure Paul will be an asset in Heaven or wherever we all end up!

    Patrick
    The nation has sadly lost a great person.Pauly was great to lisen to and with. our world will be dimmer with out him but we must remember him always.God bless our thought and prayers are with his family and friends xxxx

    Peter Scott
    Only started listening to Wake Up, Wogan! when my new job entailed a 50 mile journey to work. The banter between the Doctor and El Tel often reduced me to tears of laughter. The news of Paulys death just reduced me to tears. As Eva Cassidy sang 'Ain't no sunshine when he's gone'.

    Cheryl from London
    Its hard to put on make up and cry at the same time. I did it laughing at what he, Terry and Alan used to get up to and and now I have to do it knowing that we wont hear from Paul again - he will be greatly missed xx

    Sandra
    When I heard the news on Saturday - I thought I had misheard. My husband was away and uncontactable, I felt so lonely and upset and had no-one to share my immediate grief with. Polly was such a lovely sounding man - I can't believe we won't be hearing his laughter on the airwaves anymore. With fond sadness - Sx

    Peter Garbett
    I was so sad to hear of the passing of Dr. Wally. His wonderful selection of music,his sense of fun and quick wit helped brighten our drive to work each morning.I know he will be greatly missed by family,friends, colleagues and listeners to WUTW/Radio 2. "May your tee shots be long and true and your putts always find the centre of the cup on the golf courses heaven. Thank you

    rob in chester
    so sorry to hear that Paulie has gone. he will be missed by all for his banter and dry wit. Thank you paulie for introducing me to such great music over the years. Keep nagglin'.

    Anne F
    I feel like I've lost a friend today, a wonderful tribute on this morning's programme.

    Sheila Temple
    Paul you have gone to join Ray Moore, another Radio 2 legend who like you has never been and will not be forgotten. God bless you, your family, and of course our dear Terry.

    Molly
    I only ever met Paul once. We spent a couple of hours chatting. In that short time, I discovered him to be a gentile, charming, warm and funny man. He seemed to have a 'beautiful way' about him. It was only after meeting him that I felt encouraged to listen to the show that he was such a big part of.. I've been a fan ever since. Many a morning's grumpy mood has been broken after hearing the banter that he, Terry and the gang did so well. Although many will be sad about his passing, I am certain that people will be celebrating him, and, who he was, for a long time after that sadness had passed. Heart felt love to all who adored him, family especially. Molly.

    Penny Tentury
    So so sorry to hear this morning of the death of Pauly W. Had no idea he was so, er, poorly and had recently been wondering when he was to return. Sadly not to be and, although the show continues to dazzle, it has lost a true star. Heartfelt sympathy to the rest of the team and all who loved him.

    Angie
    I wondered where you had gone, but knew you were still there. I waited quietly hoping to hear your voice again. I wrote to you like so many others, and you always replied with a personal note, making me feel special. I thought I would send a quip for the show and call myself Emma Chissit - I wanted to make you laugh, like you had me. You touched so many of our lives and hearts and we are the better for the experience. A lovely man who gave so much just by being himself. A wonderful life, sadly much too short.

    Davina D
    Have only just heard the news. How very sad. He brought such a lot of laughter and happiness into our lives.

    Jane
    I wept today for a man I had never met but counted as a friend - I loved his music and laughed with him and Terry every morning. I should like to have met him and enjoyed his friendship and a round of golf.

    Sally Edwards
    I really feel as if I've lost an old friend as will millions of other TOGS. Listened to Terry this morning with tears and laughter. Thanks for all the laughs Pauly.

    Diane Nixon
    I have only been a TOG for a short while. since I started travelling to work, to Blackpool each day, I started to listen to Terry, Paul and Alan and this excellent show. Paul will be sadly missed by all he put a smile on my face many dark rainy morning thank you and god bless

    Dave Q
    I would just like to try and put into words what some have only touched upon. As with many i was 'made' to listen to Terrance as a schoolboy because he was on in the mornings in our house. However, as i look back i realise that the music 'they' played had such an effect on me i believe it helped to shape my personality and make me into who i am today. Reaching my thirties i couldnt believe that Terry was 'suddenly' back on the radio and i could start all over again. This time discovernig that it was Pauly who 'oiled the machine'. My passion for music with feeling and melody and lyrics with meaning were met by (over the years) no less than Eva Cassidy, Beth N Chapman, Mary C Carpenter, Norah Jones, Tina Arena etc etc ALL 'discovered' thanks to Pauly on my long, grumpy drives into work. I emailed him once to tell him just that and couldnt believe HE wrote back!!! Thank you Pauly for costing me a small fortune but giving me years of music (as well as the laughter). God bless.

    HHH
    And he did make me laugh....I laughed out loud.thank you Paulie God Bless

    Kate & Kevin Priest
    He made our lives so much brighter. The daily grind seemed so much more tolerable with Paulie's lovely cheerful voice as he bantered with Wogan. We will miss him.

    karen wilkerson
    What can we say, paulie will be missed by one and all, our throughts are with the family and many friends.

    Chris Skinner
    We have missed Pauly's presence ever since he became ill, and are so very saddenned to hear of his untimely death. We wish we had known he was ill, as we never actually heard why he was not there. We send our deep sympathy to Terry and Paul's family and will miss the quips and fun he helped to present each morning. His choice of music is just superb, exactly right for our age group. This mornings tribute programme was wonderful, but a real tearjerker. God Bless his soul.We will always remember you Paul, you gave so much of yourself, and we loved it.

    Bill & Ali Smith
    We've been missing Pauly and hoping for good news for months so were stunned by the bad news. God bless Pauly.

    Wendy B
    So sorry, I only knew Pauly through the radio and I feel I've lost a friend, so all of you at Radio 2 who knew Pauly well must be overwhelmed at his loss. Thanks for the programme this morning it must have been difficult for all of you but I think you got it just right and think we all felt included. Warm regards to all the team and my thoughts are with Pauly's family and friends.

    Carole
    Pauly, You will be missed

    noeleen (Eire)
    You will never be forgotten. God bless.

    colinwright
    i will remember the many hours of fun and laughter that pauley brought to the show 7.30 till 9.30 will never be the same i was very upset when i heard the news

    Annie Edwards
    I am so sad that we will not hear his wonderful banter with Terry ever again - I was looking forward to his return. I loved his comments which frequently had me weeping with laughter and had to get waterproof mascara to limit the damage! Mornings will not be the same again. Thank you Pauly for all the laughter.

    Derek Duff
    A professional, warm and funny man, he'll be missed.

    Tim Edmonds
    Paul and Terry made me laugh in the mornings when I was driving to my work as an Ambulance Technician in Southampton. I am greatly saddened by his untimely death. I wish his family my very best wishes as I do Terry and the gang at Radio 2. Like Peaches and Cream, Torville and Deane, the duo of Terry and Paul was a match made in Heaven. God bless you Paul. You will be remembered for a very long time

    anne and gordon delf
    we send our thoughts and prayers to Pauls family and friends. We had the great pleasure of meeting and sharing an evening with Dear Dr Wally, a real gentle man in every respect.The world is a poorer place without his light.Perhaps all who knew and respected Dr Wally could donate in his name to Children in need to help to continue the love and hard work that he gave freely.We are travelling at present and heard the very sad news by txt.God bless Dr.Wally you will always have a place in many millions of hearts.Rest well.Love Light and Peace Anne and Gordon xxx

    Audrey
    I really miss the banter between Terry and Paul and its very sad that we won't have that pleasure again. God bless him.

    James Turner (aka Dwayne Pipes)
    They brightened up my long commuter days, mornings stuck in traffic will never be the same again. God Bless Dr Wally, condolences to family & friends.

    Jane Fox & Peter Winn
    How sad it was to hear of Dr. Wally's passing. Like others, we were eagerly awaiting his return to the morning show. Terry is, of course, fantastic and we couldn't imagine our mornings without him but the wonderfully humorous banter about spoke shaves and tinned tomatoes, along with his whistling accompaniments to the music will be so missed. God bless Pauly x

    penny & alan hubbard
    pauly will be sadly missed by all, his choice of music was undoubably the best on radio. his great sense of humour will be missed. the only ones to breathe a sigh of reief will be the edible livestock of the world.

    Kay
    Thank you for the days....mornings wil not be the same without Terry and Paulie. How about a compilation of the "best bits" as a remembrance of the funniest double act on radio. Such a sad loss.

    Ronnie Allan
    I was not surprised to read the enormous number of e-mails regarding Paul's sad passing He was a special friend to all us togs and will be a sad loss My sympathies to all his family and friends

    Lynn P
    I have long been a listener to Wake up to Wogan as I travel to work although never been a contributor. Paul Walters banter with Terry in the mornings had the unique talent of raising a smile on my face when little else could at that time of day. Thank you Dr Wally you will be sorely missed.

    Wendy Leatherbarrow
    It was such a lovely programme today, just as Paulie would have wanted it I think - I tried hard not to be too tearful but thank goodness I decided to take my mascara to work with me - I sat at traffic lights with tears streaming down my face listening to Roger Royle. I hope Paulie knew how fond we all were of him.

    Carole D
    What a very sad day for me - like everyone else here I had been listening every day for a snippet of news about Paulie and hoping to hear he was returning. I have just spent over an hour reading the fantastic tributes when I should be painting but the walls can wait. The daily banter between Tel and Paulie was a complete joy in a mad world and one I will sadly never hear again but I am grateful for the fun and laughs along the way. I will salute the maestro as I pass Mid Herts Golf Club on my daily jaunt to work and remember a truly gifted man with warmth and love. Thank you Paulie for all the joy you have given us. My thoughts to your family, friends and the WU2W team and we will carry on turning out those wonderful phrases you gave us, keeping the memory alive.

    Chris H - Reading
    The worlds a little dimmer today without Pauly. He'll be missed, by me and countless others. But we TOGS will soldier on, as those behind will, when we are gone. Keep your chin up Tel, that's the way.

    Mary, Hamilton
    How dare you go off like that. Through major surgery and a minor blip the naughty twosome (Paulie and Tel) kept me laughing on my personal stereo right up to the moment they came to cart me away. What do I do now if ever I have to go to hospital again. We have missed him over the past months and always will. Heartfelt sympathy to his family and all his close friends.

    Jenny Lightfoot & John Doney
    We feel very privileged to have known Pauly in the 'old days' having been locals to Gustard Wood. We were both very saddened by the news of his death and send our sincere condolences to family and friends. God Bless

    Yann Kerbiriou
    Thank you to Paulie for bringing joy into the world. I shall never forget Paulie, Terry and the rest of the gang corpsing over the stories sent in. I shall miss him.

    Kate, Bristol
    I only discovered Wake Up to Wogan quite recently and I now thoroughly enjoy the few minutes I am able to listen as I drive to work and makes sitting in a traffic jam enjoyable. I miss Dr Wally and was very sad to hear of his passing. With grateful thanks for the enjoyment he gave and Terry Wogan still gives. "Fly" by Celine Dion is a song maybe fitting at a sad time like this.

    hilary
    love and sympayhiy to Terry and Alan and the rest of the team-our radio family. Paul was a lovely man and we'll all remember him. What a beatiful programme this morning- could you consider a special tribute CD containing Paul's favourite music in aid of Children in Need?God bless-keep the tins of tomatoes open!

    John Gill
    Over the last few months I assumed that Pauly was still having trouble with his back and every morning in the car hoped to hear his banter with Terry and the rest of the gang once again. Like so many others I was shocked and saddened to hear that his witty references to tinned tomatoes and everything tasting like chicken are now in the past. I didn't realise that he was so ill. Sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues and I have no doubt that he is already organising the music and harps have been replaced by guitars! RIP Dr Wally

    anita
    Feel like i have lost a friend

    Linda D
    So very sad and shocked to hear the news of Dr Wally's passing. He was such a special part of all the TOGS. Will always miss his gentle warm charm and wit. We will now have to look after Sir Terry for you. My deepest condolences to Pauly's family and to the WUTW'S team. Rest in peace dear Pauly.

    Amanda
    Our mornings will be a little less bright without Dr Wally, well done Terry for this morning's show which was a fitting tribute. Thoughts turn to his with his family and friends (and all his many nieces!)

    sue macleod
    a a very talented man he will be greatly missed

    Anna M
    I had no idea that Pauly was ill. He will be greatly missed. Many a morning I have started the day with tears of laughter. His wonderful sense of humour, friendly banter and total professionalism is a loss to us all. My thoughts are with you, your family and your radio 2 team. God bless.

    Elaine Holland
    With his wit and great humour, along with Terry, he turned many a dark dank wintery day into a ray of sunshine. Thank you for all the laughter you gave Pauly, you will be sorely missed.

    Fran Godfrey
    A huge 'thank you' to the hundreds and hundreds of people who have sent their condolences on the loss of dearest Pauly. How we miss his invaluable, gentle contributions to the programme. He was kind, funny, warm and witty - and loved his snorkers and bacon in the morning! I will miss his cheerful hugs more than I can say. I can do no more now than pray daily for the peaceful and happy repose of his immortal soul. May God have mercy on him and take him home.

    Whitebeard RL
    Paul always brought a quality of gravitas to the proceedings on Terry's show and the banter was always fun and will be much missed. He was clearly the consumate professional and believed in radio as a medium and promoted it's ability to reach a wider audience. So lets lift a glass to the man who created so much pleasure through his inate choice of music and keen sence of humour.

    David Mackenzie, Locks Heath
    Mustn't grumble! Boy is that an understatement. Thoughts are with your family and friends. God bless you.

    Sue P
    Pauly thank you for the music and the laughs. Rest in Peace friend

    Sue Mitchinson
    What a sad day for all us TOGs. He will be sadly missed, but hopefully there will now be better music in heaven now Dr Wally has gone to join them.

    Yvette
    Our loss is Heaven's gain. The craic will be great up there now that Pauly's arrived! He will be sadly missed, but remembered for the joy he brought us every morning. God Bless.

    Jillian and Steve Clements
    I have been reading all the tributes for Pauly for over an hour, and have got no-where near to the end of the list! So many memories have been recorded - one of our favourites were the Dixon of Dock Green stories. We feel we have lost a friend rather than just a voice on the radio, and send deepest synmpathy to Terry, Fran, Deadly and Boggy. Our condolences go to Pauly's family, and hope their grief may be eased by all the love and tributes to a truly unique man.

    Ros Johnson
    God bless ya Pauley. You made me laff in the dark mornings when so many of us are up and getting ready for work. You and Terry brightened the darkest of days. So funny! May you rest in peace. Ros Johnson

    terry
    Dr. Wally - " he never really bothered". He didn't have to - he was a natural. Understated but so very good. The mornings so far this year have been tinged with hope that he may return. That hope has gone but the good memories will always be there

    maureen eyers
    I am just so shocked to hear of paul's death. I have really missed him on the show, and always held hope of him being able to return. he was such a lovelly man, and will be sadly missed by all the togs but never forgotten. deepest sympathy to his family and friends from Maureen Eyers, Liverpool

    Jennifer W
    Thank you Terry, Alan D, Alan Boyd and Roger Royle, and all the team, for the moving and fitting tribute to Pauly on this morning' show. It made me laugh and made me cry and made me glad that I was one of the two listeners to the show over the years! Pauly was the epitome of everything good on BBC Radio. The presenter can only be as good as his team in the background and it was to Terry's credit that Pauly did not stay in the background. Let's hope that the powers-that-be listen to what Terry is currently saying and put more into what goes on behind the scenes so we can all have more people like Paul. He made such a fantastic contribution to the show and consequently to our lives. Without him I would not have Eva Cassidy, Clifford T Ward and Beth Nielsen Chapman on my playing list. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.

    Irene Miners
    I will never forget Pauly's choice of music immediately following the death of Princess Diana. It caught the mood of the majority of the nation perfectly. His ability to select, so perfectly, over such a wide range of music made mornings uplifting. Whilst I never knew Pauly his low key presence and quips on the show were a delight. God Bless Pauly and his family.

    Sheila & Alan McQueen
    We're really going to miss this great man - the true 'foil' to Wogan. Bless you Pauly

    Elizabeth Webster
    A great loss to the world of radio, but in particular those of us driving to work from 7.30am - his special rapport with Terry really started the morning on a good note - we shall miss him

    Ann Speirs
    Dr Wally will be greatly missed - his contribution to the Wake up to Wogan show was magical. His choice of music was always brilliant and I loved his singing with Terry and his laconic sense of humour and couldn't wait to hear the next day's show. The interaction between Terry and Paul was superb and they seemed to me to be the answer to Morecambe and Wise on the radio. I had been waiting eagerly for his return and was devastated to hear of his death on Saturday morning and I shed some tears. This morning's tribute was fantastic and he would have loved the show and again I shed tears in his memory. Well done to Terry Wogan for making a sad occasion into a memorable tribute to a great producer. Paulie will never be forgotten by the TOGS.

    Jean Murrie
    So sorry to hear of Paulies passing. His humour and choice of lovely music brightened every morning I can't believe that we won't be able to hear the banter between him and Terry again. Wouldn't it be great if some of it has been recorded and someone could issue a CD in aid of CIN!. My love to his family and Terry and the team

    Tim Hines
    "Thank You" Paul for Producing the most outstanding radio show of a generation; an extremely broad generation at that."Wake Up To Wogan"never fails to brighten my day,putting a light hearted note on topics of an increasingly bizarre world.

    Tim Hines
    "Thank You" Paul for Producing the most outstanding radio show of a generation; an extremely broad generation at that."Wake Up To Wogan"never fails to brighten my day,putting a light hearted note on topics of an increasingly bizarre world.

    Ralph from Anglesey
    I have listend to Wogan for more years than I care to remember, and his relationship with Paulie was obviously very close and their love of life came through all their banter. Listeners like myself have lost a chance to hear close friends enjoy themselves, whilst sharing their muses with those that tuned in. I hope the gods like a laugh as well!!

    Sophie Turner
    I was glad to have heard you Paulie. You made a wry grin appear on my face every weekday morning. I'll treasure the memories. Condolences to all who knew and loved him.

    Sonia Harper
    I would just like to add my condolences as well. Dr Wally was an absolute joy and I will miss his dry wit. I never liked Somewher Over The Rainbow until he introduced us to Eva Cassidy's version. My deepest sympathy to Paul's family and all his friends. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten.

    Julia Kellham
    This is only the 2nd email I have sent to the BBC. The first was asking where Pauly had got to earlier in the year. I hope he has a good supply of rhubarb! The mornings are not the same without him. God Bless.

    Roz Dunbar Beccles Suffolk
    I would like to say how sorry I was on hearing of the death of Paul Walters. We have so much to thank him for for his wonderful choice of music working with Terry and the team especially. Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. God Bless Paulie.

    Corinna
    In fond remembrance of rhubarb and that very laconic style. It really is upsetting - best wishes to all his friends and family.

    Wonka Blakeney
    Sat here this Monday morning with tears streaming down my face listening to "Paul's" music. You all gave him such a wonderful tribute - don't know how you did it!. We will be missed hugely by us all.

    Elaine
    Deepest sympathy to his family and his friends. He will be a great loss

    Sue Fowler
    I have missed Doctor Wally over the months, and hoped he would return to trade insults with Terry, Deadly, Boggy and Fran. He was a delightful, gentle character and the warm camaraderie between him and Terry was like listening to old and comfortable friends of my own. Goodnight, sweet prince.

    Vicki Hughes
    Thanks for the great music and making me smile in the mornings, you will be sadley missed.

    Don E Gal & Connie Mara
    It was with great sadness that we learned over the week-end of the passing of Dr. Wally.. Although we only met at the book signing and we didn’t know him, nor him us, like millions of Togs we feel we have lost a friend. He really came across as a Lovely Man. The saddest part of all now is that I’ll never again write to The Mid Herts Maestro with the soft hands, nor hear again those immortal lines….I could have been doctor, but I never really bothered. He will be greatly missed.

    Alice Leng
    Dr. Wally we will miss you now that you are somewhere over the rainbow with your tinned tomatoes....sing on, my condolences to your family and friends at the BeeB.

    Lyn Wells
    I first corresponded with Pauly back in the dark ages when only 11% of the british public used email! I was astonished to hear from him, but he was, [typical Paul], warm and natural. Definitely one of the "good guys," an incredible loss, irreplaceable.

    Sheila Parsons
    I've missed his vocal inputs to Terry's prog. and am very sad that we will hear these no more. Paulie and Terry made me wake up with a smile each weekday morning and walk around with a soppy grin for most of the day. My condolences to his family and his close friends and colleagues at BBC.

    josie
    I've been with WUTW since the early 80's and feel part of a big family, and Pauly was one of us. I agree with a comment on this morning's show, Dr Woll answered personally anything I enquired about, and my car sticker was with me within a week of requesting! Well done everyone on this morning's show. It was beautiful, loving, respectful, poignant, and funny. Just what we'd all expect of you.

    Lynne D Lou
    How often does such a magical alliance come along - Terry & Pauly - brilliantly, hysterically funny, with all those 'carefully scripted'interspersions from Deadly, Boggy and little Fran. If I feel so bereft, how on earth must you all feel? Thank you so much for all the tears of laughter you promted, Monday to Friday, for so long. XX

    Sue Fowler
    I have missed Doctor Wally over the months, and hoped he would return to trade insults with Terry, Deadly, Boggy and Fran. He was a delightful, gentle character and the warm camaraderie between him and Terry was like listening to old and comfortable friends of my own. Goodnight, sweet prince.

    David Myles
    In the words of Abba 'Thank You For The Music' and for all the laughter along the way. A gentleman and a 'gentle man' who will be greatly missed. God bless you Paullie.

    Kate Thompson
    Pauly's wonderful personality came across the airwaves loud and clear. He was such fun and his banter with Terry brought tears to the eyes at times. He will be sadly missed by all his 'friends' - the listeners - who took him to their hearts. Love and prayers go to his family. God Bless Doctor Wally. x

    Jo J
    He was a part of my mornings for so long, and brought so much light to dark winter monings...he touched hearts of people he never met

    Pauline & Brian Hanness
    I just want to say how sorry we were to hear of the passing of Paul. We had years of laughter listening to Terry Dr Wally and the other "numbties". He will be missed greatly. We send our sympathy and thoughts to Pauls family and friends.

    Edna S
    So, so sorry to hear of the sad passing of Pauly. I have never written, faxed, e-mailed or written a poem to Wake up to Wogan, but have listened for many years every morning on my way to work and have been convulsed with laughter at their antics. I loved his choice of music, especially that of Beth Neilson Chapman. I add my condolences to all the others on the website. He will be sadly missed by all who listened to him.

    Judy & Andrew Miller
    We're both absolutely heartbroken. I can't believe we'll never hear Paulie in the background on Terry's show again. A truly lovely man, who we'll miss so very much.

    Rob D
    Terry, Your morning show was a fantastic tribute to Paul,have to say I was genuinely 'choked' by 9.30. We will miss him.

    Keith Wilson Finchampstead
    The tributes below speak volumes, how many producers had such a wonderful and loving following, he really was unique!

    Ellie
    I have been listening for as long as I can remember, probably from the womb. This dedicated TYG is sorrier than she can say.

    Carol Cullen
    Pauly will be missed by many - but thanks to him we have programmes that are fun to listen too and want to listen to - he will never be forgotten for changing radio listening. Thinking of all his family and friends at this time.

    Alan and Lisa Moore
    We just loved the shared humour and obvious friendship between Terry and Pauly ... mornings just aren't quite the same!

    A couple of TOGs
    A man who could make us laugh first thing in the morning - a quality to be valued above all others.

    katrina
    Happy mornings with Paulie, Tel, Fran, John (& Janet)and Deadly, will never be the same again, but I know you will all keeping trying to amuse and entertain - for his sake! luv Katrina

    Barbara Bayes, Fordham
    I, like to so many others, was deeply saddened to hear the news about Dr Pauly Walters. I thought of him many times during his absence and only a few weeks ago Sir Terry gave us just a hint of how ill he was by saying that he was 'not the Mae West' and there was genuine sadness in his voice. We shall all miss the banter that had become part of the show but will continue to enjoy the music that Dr Wally introduced into our lives. I have Eva Cassidy and Alison Krauss in my collection thanks to him. God Bless you Pauly xxx

    Stuart & Wendy
    My husband I and were shocked to hear the news of Paulys sad passing, he will be greatly missed for his dry humour, immense knowledge and the chemistry he shared with the Togmeister, Fran, Deadly and Boggy. Heaven has another bright star to light up the skies. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. God bless Pauly.

    Colin Bird
    Iwondered where Paul (Dr Wally) was after returning from a spell in Germany where i kept in touch with the programms only to here as Terry said he wasn't the may west but like so many others didn't realise the extent of his illness,He'll be sadly missed.

    Julie Morgan
    I can't believe Pauly isn't coming back :O( for me he was a very big part of Terry's show and I will miss him terribly. I kept thinking I'd switch on one morning and I'd hear his gentle voice again! I must confess to some tears when I heard this morning. On a positive note he has given us Eva and Katie - what a legacy! Bye bye Dr Wally we'll miss you. Jules xx

    Chris and Doug McLean
    We were very shocked saddened to hear of Paulie's death. We thought he must be quite ill, having been away from the programme for many months, but hadn't realised it was so serious. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences to his family and friends,and all worked with him on Terry's show - or was it Paulie's show?

    Jean Richards of Cheshire
    My feelings of great sadness are tinged with laughter - Love you Pauly - and thank you for being you - I really thought of you as my friend

    Tricia Moate
    I am shocked and saddened to hear that Paulie has died. He and Terry made a terrific team. He was such a warm and funny man with wonderful knowledge and taste in music. We won't forget him and will miss him. Condolences to his family and the whole Wogan team. Thankyou Dr Wally for all the difference you made to our lives.

    Shirley Robinson
    The world is a sadder place today with the death of Paulie, our thoughts are with his friends and family at this very sad time. I am sure Terry and all the gang at Wake Up To Wogan are going to miss him terribly.

    Debbie Hall
    I was opening a tin of tomatoes this morning with tears streaming down my face. My thoughts are with his family and of course Terry, Fran, Deadly and Boggy. Pauly will be greatly missed.

    Lesley M
    I just hope he knew the warmth and height of the esteem in which he was held by those whom he had never met.

    Mike Atsill
    Paulie - He only printed 'em. Thanks

    Sue Jones
    Pauly was a tonic to hear every morning along with Terry, better than any medicine. He brought fun and laughter across the airwaves to millions. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, especially Terry. I agree that a song by Eva Cassidy (Somewhere over the rainbow) would be a fitting tribute to this wonderful man. God bless Pauly.

    Paul from Monmouth
    I always enjoyed the Doctor's 'matter of fact' approach to life, and he has truly lived up to the 'musn't grumble' catch-phrase over recent months. I had no idea he was so ill and I, like many other listeners, will truly miss the chemistry that was so apparent between such close friends. My thoughts are with you and his family and friends Terry.

    Julia
    This was a real shock when I read it in the paper today - I kept waiting for his return to Wake up to Wogan. Paul was a genuinely lovely and knowledgable man - I emailed the show on two occasions and both times he replied qith haste. How he had the time when it's such a popular show I just don't know. The second time I emailed was to find out the name of a song I kept hearing bits of - I knew about 3 words but he still emailed me back with the right answer! What a loss his passing is, and how sad his untimely death.

    Jason & Bethan
    A wonderful man who brightened up our mornings and made us laugh during rush hour traffic. An Irreplaceable member of the Wogan Team who will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family & friends.

    alex flynn
    im very sorry to hear about paul,the show wont be the same without him( no affence wogan) no more sayings like hop on the bed let me take a look and all that, its such a waste.

    Christine Carroll
    Just to say how sad I was to hear of the passing of Paul Walters. His contribution to Terry's show will be sorely missed. RIP Pauly

    colleen
    What a great man. THe world needs more people like you. We'll miss you Dr Wally X

    Dave Willis
    I can only agree with all that's been said, other than the bits about Eva Cassidy - but hey, everyone's allowed one mistake! Mornings will never be the same again. God bless you, Paul.

    Trevor Jackson
    Words cannot express the loss of Dr Wally, just continue his good work Sir Terry as I am sure that you and the team will, and lets raise our tee cups and snaffle a snorker for the "Captain of the Mid Herts" golf club

    Jill Daniel
    I was so very, very sad to hear of Dr Pauly's death. My thoughts and best wishes go to his family and the Radio 2 team. So many mornings I arrived at work with tears of laughter on my cheeks from Pauly, Terry and Deadly's madness - no better way to start the day. How we will miss him.

    Toby Phillpot
    May your dry wit live on up there Pauly. You will be missed by many.

    pearlyshells
    So sorry to hear about Dr wally.My thoughts an prayers to his nearest and dearest.Hope its some comfort to know that he was thought of with love and affection,and brightened the lives of many everyday.All in all,not a bad epitaph.R.I.P. Mid Herts Maestro

    John and Jo
    Who can ever replace him. Paul will be sadly missed by all listeners to the Paul Walters show with co-star Terry Wogan.

    Mike Batt
    He was my great and true friend, way more than professional contact would dictate. I remember him telling me he was "just going in for a few tests" less than a year ago. I'm with Katie Melua in New York. She is as devastated as I am. Love ya, Paulus. What an empty world it seems to be, now.

    Boakleesk and hubby
    We were so saddened to hear of Pauly's death, what a shock it was. Our love and best wishes go out to all his family, which to my mind includes Terry, Deadly, Boggy and Fran. I'm sure he'll be playing golf up there watching us all, and probably choosing the music for everyone to listen to up there in heaven too. He will be greatly missed. lovelots xxx

    Mike the morning
    A truly great loss to broadcasting. He will be very sadly missed. Tender thoughts to his family at this sad time.

    shaun morrow
    if the music hasnt actualy died, its going to be harder to find with Dr wal.s passing.

    Ruth Herriman
    Paulie, I have missed your sense of fun and friendship each morning: you had the gift of making it seem like you were one of the family, which is what WUTW is to many people. You made the drive to work pass quickly and started the day with a smile and with a sense of fun. That will not be forgotten and your musical inspiration will live on. Thank you.

    Alison Sutton
    Thanks Paul, you gave me many a laugh, both with Terry and because of your own inimitable wit! Enjoy the golf courses in heaven!

    Arthur Taylor
    Paul selected two of my e mails to be read out by Terry. A simple thrill to hear my name read out, albeit a silly pseudonym.I was loathe to leave my car and miss the banter and terrific choice of music. I'm choked.

    Mary and Eric in Spain
    How said to hear the news that we will never hear Pauly's voice again and to know we have lost forever the wonderful banter between him and Terry. Every day of every week we have been hoping to hear that Pauly would be returning to WUTW but sadly now that will never be. Thank you Pauly for all the joy and laughter you brought into our home. Our thoughts and love go out to his family and to Terry.

    Stephen Edwards
    I'm afraid unlike many of your listeners I am not very good at expressing myself in words.....all I can say is that I will miss Paul Walters humour.....it was the harmless fun humour that I love....he will be sadly missed...

    Hélène Thomas
    I enjoyed listening to Terry and Pauly's banter on the drive to work. He will be greatly missed.

    tomsew
    Pauly will be enjoying his snorkers up in heaven, for that where the good guys go.Remember to look after Sir Terry we need him. God Bless

    DAVID SEABROOK
    AFTER HEARING ABOUT HIS DEATH I WAS SO SAD THEN I REMEMBERED ALL THE BANTER BETWEEN PAULY AND TEL AND I WAS SO HAPPY AGAIN THANKS DR WALLY

    Liz Hart
    I was listening to my Janet & John cd tonight and hearing Pauly on the recordings was both sad and funny. I always felt part of the fun had by the gang, and shall miss Pauly's dry humour. My thoughts go to Pauly's family and all his friends he leaves behind.

    Dave and Sue Stebbings
    Just so sad

    Susan Burbridge
    Over the last few months had tried in vain to find out why 'Pauly'had gone off air and every week tuned in hoping to hear his 'cheeky'voice bantering with Terry once again. Like so many others shocked and saddened to hear that 'Pauly'is no longer with us and that we didn't realise that he was so ill. Sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues and hope he is now enjoying playing his Harp as much as he did the Guitar. RIP Pauly with love and thanks.

    Pat Jessop
    Paul Walters - Simply the Best! Together Paul and Terry gave us wonderful radio, gentle humour and memorable music. He was a joyous part of my life and I am saddened by his death. I wish he could have known how much we all loved him. Condolences to Sir Terry and the team and Dr Wally's family.

    Daphne
    I've read all these tributes and I still can't belive he has gone. I'd like to add my thanks for all the music, banter and general sillyness in an all too PC world. My condolences to his family and friends.

    Fran Smith
    Have missed Pauly ever since he 'wasn't there'. Saddened by the news of his death and am certain the whole of Terry's team are devastated. Thank you Pauly for all the music and the laughter. God Bless.

    Sarah Birds
    My self and my husband were shocked to hear the news of Paulys sad passing, he will be greatly missed. Thoughts and regards to all who Knew him, I am sure there are many who will miss him. Rest in peace Sarah x

    Martin & Joyce Cox
    We are both greatly sadden by the news of Paul's early death. His contribution as the producer of WUp2W and his sutle anf knowing role as foil to the Togmeister was nothing short of brilliant. He will be long remember for the cry of alarm and foreboding and a despairing 'Noooooooo' as Sir Terry embarked on a subject likely jepodised the future of the show and and bring down the wrath of the govenors was a joy to hear. A wonderful producer and broadcaster man who brought pleasure to many millions of listners each new day. He will be sadly missed by us all.Our thoughts are with his family. friends and with Terry, Fran, Deadly and Marshie who must miss him more than anyone can know. You will be with us in the mornings as long as we Wake Up to Wogan. Sleep well friend, we will think of you and smile.

    Ed Morris
    Very sad to hear of Dr Wally's demise. A great part of Radio 2, and of the togmeister's show. I, like many others, wondered why we didn't hear his dulcet tones any more with Terry W; very sad.

    Godfrey Nield
    Pauls choice of music, but especially his banter with Sir Terry will be greatly missed. They brightened up many dull mornings on the trip to work. THANK YOU

    Sarah Wakefield
    Pauly, I will miss you terribly. With love to all your family and, of course, Terry x

    Daphne
    I've just read all these tributes and the tears are steaming down my face, I can't belive he has gone. I'd like to add my thanks for all the music, not just

    Daphne
    I've just read all these tributes and the tears are steaming down my face, I can't belive he has gone. I'd like to add my thanks for all the music, not just

    Joy
    So sorry to hear the news. I am a recent TOG who has been listening every morning in the hope of Dr Wally's return ....

    Melanie from Dawlish
    End of an era, sincere condolances to his family and colleagues

    Jean Bath
    I am sure that all fellow Togs, like me, must be deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of Pauly Walters - Dr Wally. As for what our dear Togmeister and the rest of the team must be feeling - one can only imagine. I know that you have lost a dear friend and, please, Terry, know that we all feel for you and share your grief. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all and to Pauly's family.

    Stephen McDowell
    Reading all the tributes clearly bring home what a talented and warm person you were. RIP Pauly

    Alan Turner
    I was sat in a multi-storey car park in Walsall the first time Tel and Dr Wally played Eva Cassidy's version of Over the Rainbow. It made the hairs on my neck stand on end. Just one of the many pleasures that Pauly brought to us - and I hope he has found the end of his rainbow and the reward he so richly deserves.

    Peter Hawkins (Seymour Totti)
    How is it possible to feel so saddened at the passing of someone you never met, but considered a friend. Yet that is how I and all TOG's feel right now. The show has never been quite the same since Pauly disappeared and sadly now it never will be again! It was always a special joy for me when I submitted emails under the guise of Bunty Walters and I could always sense that Pauly had great fun with them, especially on times like Mothers Day and his Birthday. Yet now the chief "numpty" has left us and the mornings will be all the poorer as a result. The bench may say "Forgotten but not gone". We TOG's say "Gone but Never Forgotten". Farewell Dr Wally. You will be so sadly missed. My thoughts go to his family but also to Terry, Fran, Alan and John at the loss of such a great friend. RIP old chum. Thanks for all the laughter!

    Brian and Maggie
    Your excellent choice of music and cheerful banter with Terry brightened each day. You will be sadly missed. RIP Pauly.

    John O'Byrne, Dublin
    We'll miss you a lot, Dr Wally. Rest in Peace.

    Jackie Riley-Kydd
    So terribly sad to hear the news. Pauly has been missed so much during his illness, but there was always the hope that he would return. God Bless and condolences to his family and friends. Especially Terry. xx

    Valerie Bright
    Lots of memories of Paul and Terry working together and making us laugh out loud! He will be missed by us togs

    Julian Spear
    I'd known Paul for many years, me as a music promotion guy and he as a radio producer...we both shared a love of past hits that were 'off the beaten track'...I truly believe that the combination of current hits, great country-influenced artists (a great love of Pauls's) and oldies that you would probably hear nowhere else on the station, coupled with Terry's genius as a presenter, made the show work on every level... The fact that he continued to progranme the show from home even when he was plainly very ill, underlines his extraordinary commitment to both Terry and the station...

    dave the truck driver from up north
    had a message read out by the tog meister and he screwed it up and threw it in the bin.. pauly said "i only print them".. ,made me laugh. a single remark during tells waffling would make me smile. sad loss.

    Tom Duckworth
    So sad to hear about Paul's passing - "another one bites the dust" as they might say. He has been and will continue to be sorely missed. As a tribute to Paul, how about compiling a CD of some of the "exchanges" between him and Terry (and others) which reduced everyone to tears of laughter, especially the police dramas? I'm sure that CIN would benefit just as much as it does from Janet and John stories.

    Craig Winning
    Words cannot describe the total shock I felt at hearing the news of Dr Wally's death. Having met him at a book signing for 'Is It Me' in Glasgow I spoke to Pauly and he was the most charming, affable person you could possibly meet, and spent a lot of time speaking to fans. The banter between Pauly and Terry on the airwaves was a breath of fresh air in the morning, and made the journey into work that little bit brighter. Pauly's sad passing leaves a void which will be so hard to fill, and I can only pass on my sincerest condolences to his family. As the old saying goes 'The King is Dead, Long Live The King.' Paul Walters - gone but never to be forgotten. Thank You Paul for everything.

    Ian James
    Paul will be sadly missed. His banter with Terry was a great antidote to the daily misery of the M25/M11. Some excellent music too.

    mary from aldershot
    A beloved part of the Wake up to Wogan show who has been missed in the past months and who will be remembered for such a sense of humour and for his love of music.

    Poppy
    All this time I was worrying about him, I didn't realise he was so ill. I waited everyday for news of his return. The show went on, but his presence was greatly missed. I hold memories of his laugh with pleasure, not with sadness. But will miss him too.

    Lisa and Maurice, Peterborough
    We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Paulie's death - it's like losing a close friend. The comments from the back of the room are sorely misssed and now we know they will not be heard again. What a pair he and Terry made and how their giggles brightened our mornings! He loved the same music as we, and 8 million others, do and it showed. We loved him, too. Our condolences to those who mourn his passing.XXX Love to you, wherever you are, Paulie. We hope all the food tastes like chicken.........

    Claire Blake
    What can I say? I have only just heard the news and I am deeply shocked and saddened to hear about Dr Wally. I can only image what his family and the TOG gang are going through. My thoughts are with them. God bless and good night Pauly xx

    Rod Thomas
    EVERY SYMPATHY TO PAULEYS FAMILY AND TO THE COLLEAGUES ON THE SHOW. THANK YOU FOR MAKING US LAUGH AT THE MOST DIFFICULT OF TIMES.

    Big Ian
    Where ever you are Dr Wally dont forget "its all in the buttocks" God Bless xxxx

    Don B Shy
    I was greatly saddened by the news of Pauly`s death - no more tinned tomatoes! He was much more than a BBC producer to millions of listeners and will be missed by all who enjoy good music and harmless banter. Chin up Tel and keep going. My condolences to his family and many friend. Don B Shy

    Hilary Seward
    It is devastating news and I do hope that he knew how much he has been missed on the air. That he will not be coming back to us is even harder to hear. To Terry and the team, know that we will all be with you tomorrow morning for what we know will be a very difficult show for all the team.

    Stefan Reynolds
    I can't believe we'll never hear from Dr Wally again. A very very sad loss of a wonderfully funny man. Happily I have the Janet & John CD and can still hear his wonderful laughter and will thin of him every time I listen to it in the future. Rest in peace Pauly...

    Helen Belcham
    Our mornings are never going to be the same. From that first day on 4th January 1993 when Wogan returned to the programme and the show took on a new format, with the beloved Pauly's voice being heard for the fisr time and Deadly, Fran and Boggy being drawn in as part of the programme, I was hooked. I was lucky enough to meet him on a couple of occasions at TOG conventions and fell in love with his charm and warmth. He took the time to speak to us all and have endless photographs taken, never for one moment making us think we were a nuisance. Pauly, I will miss you so much.

    magsfelix@hotmail.com
    Paully will be be sorely missed He has left a void on Wake upto Wogan which cannot be filled RIP

    Bernice Kelly
    Sincere condolences to Paul's family and friends.I was looking forward to his return never realising that this was not to be. Sadly missed, rest in peace dear Paul.

    Mark Gordon
    Just getting to TOG age, I realise what a rare treat I have been missing all these years, having only listened to Radio 2 for the last 3 or 4 years, especially Terry on my way to work. What marvellous interaction and banter by two of the funniest and most original people in broadcasting. Dr. Wally, you will be sadly missed.

    Jan
    I mwt Terry at his book signing in Edinburgh on saturday and he was delightful to everyone, although his heart must have been very sad.deepest sympathy yo Paul's family and evertone on WUTW

    Stephen Young,Norn Ireland
    So sad to hear the news about our dear Doctor Wallie,you'll be sadly missed my friend yet we give thanks for being blessed on this earth by a wonderful spirited and joyful man,shine on bright star

    Pat
    No more afghan coats, tinned rhubarb and "Have a Banana" at the end of a song. But so many good and happy memories of a wonderful man. Thank you Dr Wally. Will miss you more than I can say.

    cyril faulkner
    Paulys death brings a great loss to radio 2. Whilst Sir Terry quite rightly receives many deserved accolades it must never be underestimated what Pauly,s input brought to the show. Our thoughts are with those close to him who he leaves behind and with Sir Terry who must be feeling devastated.

    Alan Payne
    The world, and broadcasting, has lost one of the best. Paul Walters opened our eyes and our ears to music, wit and surely the best radio relationship in modern years. My greatest sympathies to his family, his colleagues and, in particular, to Sir Terry who must feel the loss more keenly than anyone can understand.

    Susannah
    'Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you' Will miss you Paulie, especially driving to work each day. Thanks to you and Terry and the team for brightening up the mornings.

    Rosemarie Crowley/ North Somerset
    Like most of the people writing in, I have been a big fan of Wake Up to Wogan for several years (before that I had to travel to work by train, so did not have the pleasure of listening to the show on my car radio). For most of us the trek to work can be depressing and dreaded. However, since tuning in to the team, I can honestly say that most days, during the 45 minutes I get to hear it, I have a smile on my face. I have missed Dr. Wally and have regularly been tempted to email to ask when he was coming back. Well done to Terry for being so discreet but it must have been very hard for you all. Like most of us we patiently waited for Johnny Walker's return and thankfully, he is back in the driving seat. However, the absence of news on Paul Walters health was enough to stop us all from holding out too much hope. I will miss his entertaining routine he had with Terry, Boggy and Deadly, and Me Me Me Fran, particularly the "detective stories". RIP Doctor Wally.

    Jim & Joan Hullock
    He will be sadly missed. Thank you Paul for introducing us to Eva Cassidy, Katie Melua and the many more we would never have heard of. Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

    Jim & Joan Hullock
    He will be sadly missed. Thank you Paul for introducing us to Eva Cassidy, Katie Melua and the many more we would never have heard of. Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

    Suzanne Johnstone
    I've just heard the sad news. The mornings haven't been the same for a while and sadly will never be the same again. He will be missed so much by all of us TOGs. My sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. We will remember him when the west wind moves....

    Valerie and Paul
    We will miss Pauly as our friend, he introduced us to some lovely music we wouldn't otherwise have found and even helped us to tack down some CD's to the US. His natural banter with Tel was priceless and so often stated our days with laughter. God bless Dr Wally, sleep well.

    Graham and Christine White
    Dr Wally will be sadly missed by all the progammes devoted listeners. He will be remembered for his humour and warmth.

    Amanda Tomkins
    A sad time. We had all listened to the show hoping he would be back soon. Pauly will be missed. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

    Derek - Macclesfield
    What better tribute than for the TOGs to unite and carry his coffin over the Severn Bridge to his beloved Wales. (By all the TOGs, given our usual ailments which Dr Wally never got around to curing, we'd have to do it in turns - one step for each pall bearer before handing over. Of course we'd be looking at slow progress, however if we timed it to start at 07:30 on a Monday morning we wouldn't interrupt nor slow the rush hour traffic) Also I must get a new ear trumpet as thought you'd always called him "Pauly", whereas infact it was "Poorly" All best to Paul's family, friends, and fellow TOGs/TIGs. He'll be missed, though never forgotten as he cheered up our mornings. PS - Thanks to Bob Harris for playing Eva Cassidy on Saturday night / Sunday morning by way of his tribute - fitting choice

    Dora Jarr
    We've all missed Pauly from the beginning of the year, but it makes it worse now, knowing that he will never be back. I'm sure he'll be listening though, from up on that cloud and chuckling at all our silly emails. God bless, Pauly, I'm sure you know how much we love you. Gone, but most definitely never forgotten.

    Lyn Gillett
    I'll miss Pauly's flounder impressions and wonder if he eventually opened his treasured tin of rhubarb - I hope so. Really sorry he's gone.

    Mrs. Irene Vass
    I was very sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Paul Walters/ I enjoyed his banter with Terry and missed him when he left Terry's programme. He will be sorely missed from Radio 2. Condolences to his family.

    Denise Green
    Deepest sympathy to his family, he'll be sadly missed by all.

    Marion
    You will be missed by so many. My heart goes out to Sir Terry & Co and all that new him so well. Goodnight Pauly Marion

    Gilly
    My thoughts are with Pauls family & friends, such sad news for all togs. Spokeshave x

    ambleside17
    we were all looking forward to Dr Wallys return, will be missed terribly, but never forgotten, annabel

    Kathleen Stone
    I cannot imagine the show carrying on without Pauly. I have really missed the banter with him and Terry. No one can ever fill his place. God bless to him and his family.

    Dave Hall
    Dr Wally. Elevated to the sixth floor. Mustn't grumble. R.I.P. Pauly.

    kitty
    Now i will never fulfill my life's ambition of becoming one of Paulie's "nieces". Who will provide expert recipe advice on cooking buzzards and barn owls? life (especially morning life) has lost it's richness. x

    Laura Fleming
    Not sure how to follow the so many lovely comments made about Pauly only that he will be so saddly missed, his banter with Terry was unique, condolences to his family and all on Terry's show. Pauly introduced a unique blend of music to us all. Soldier on Terry and gang Pauly will be watching !

    Paul M
    A light has gone out at bbc broadcasting house and we will not see it re-lit in our lifetime.

    john hall
    goodbye pauly

    Brenda Harrison
    My friend Margaret and I are regular listeners to the show and have had many laughs to brighten our telephone conversations about the show and the ever present banter between Terry and Pauly. We have been to several Oldies lunches and in October 2003 met Terry and Pauly and thoroughly enjoyed chatting to them. My friend took a photograph of Pauly and myself (with glasses in hand)which is in my box of memories. We did not know he was so ill and so we are so sad to hear he has died.He will be very much missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family colleagues and friends. I am sure he will leave a big gap in their lives. God Bless you.

    HENRY
    LIKE OTHERS MORNINGS WON'T BE THE SAME. A REAL PROFESSIONAL AND A PLEASURE TO LISTEN TO FOR MANY YEARS

    jeff ison
    He was missed by us for so long and now to think that its permanent makes it harder for us all. Terry and Dr Wally helped us to get started every day and it will never be the same.

    sarah murphy
    sincere condolences to all who knew paul, along with Terry he made the journey to work worthwhile.

    Joanna and Richard Smith
    Monday's show will be a little different this week. We will miss you Pauly! Tinned tomatoes on toast will be eaten in your honour every time now... Gone, but not forgotten mate! Our thoughts are with your family at R2 and home x

    Tessa parkinson
    I am dreading 7.30 tomorrow and it says something about a man most of us never met that millions are feeling the same. Poor Terry and the rest of the team they know they have to say the right thing tomorrow but what is the right thing- thanks for the memories, gone but as long as there are TOGS never forgotten

    Graham Mclellan,Carluke
    Paul & Tel had a great rapport on the radio,ideal for first thing in the morning.I knew he had been ill,but hoped that one day he grace the airwaves once again & bring back that extra "magic" to the mornings. My thoughts go out to his family,friends,& all who worked with him at the BEEB. Rest easy, Pauly, my son.

    Peggy O'Neill
    I have just read the Sunday Paper and was so very sad to hear that Dr Wally has left us for the great big music station in the heavens. Although I am well and truly a TOG this is first time I have ever written to record my sympathy on the passing of someone though I had never met I felt I knew, his voice, his wit, his simple though intense understanding of just about everything. My deepest sympathy to the gang at this time on their loss. Their's along with that of Dr Wally's family is the greatest loss. Sometimes Pauley's choice of music just 'hit the spot' for me and I am sure that is so for many listeners - you know just when you needed that song/music to conjour up a memory that was still palpable - he will be greatly missed - but then again 'MUSTN'T GRUMBLE' we all enjoyed the banter and his reward has just come too soon. God Bless Pauley and thank you for just being YOU it always came across so strongly in the show.

    Mike Hoyle
    What sad news, the morning show will never be the same. Condolonces to his family, colleagues and friends. Keep it going Togmeister

    JUDITH LARKIN Pimlico
    Terry I know you will miss Pauly as much if not a whole lot more than your listners I wish to convey my sympathy to his family he will be missed by all of us/May he rest in peace

    George, London
    Never listened to the show as much as I would like to have, but always enjoyed it when I did. Lots of subtle little touches but always presented in a very warm and endearing radio character. Such a sad loss and - though I can't explain it in any way - I do feel remarkably sad to hear that Paul has left this world. Fortunately though, not our memory. Condolences to his family and close friends.

    Roger McDermaid
    The biggest tribute I can give to Pauly is that I `m not of the Grieving kind.Princess Diana etc. Leaves me cold.I do however am saddened by his premature death at 59.I thoroughly enjoyed Terry and his morning banter with Pauly and always said Terry`s music was the best on Radio 2.That was thanks to Pauly.I will truly miss him.He was one of the very best .Thanks Pauly for making my mornings all the better.

    Carol Beltran
    Missed for some time 'forgotten but not gone, now gone but never forgotten' the hope of a return now extinguished. the togmeister and team will have their work cut out now to keep your irrepressable standards especially while so sad at your loss, condolences to family and team (intertwined it seems) make sure you keep the choirs in order and the angels laughing as you did your fans. RIP

    anne greatwood
    This is my first attempt sending amessage on the internet,but I have missed the banter in the mornings between pauly and Terry so I just had to say how sorry to hear of pauls untimely death. My condolences to his family.

    Mike and Dene Mendham
    Pauly was such a loveable and down to earth bloke, he was the only who thought that he could keep the "Tog Meister" in check! As part of the breakfast team, he will be sorely missed, a character clearly cut down in his prime. God bless his genius and knowledge for bringing on fledgling talent. So many other people have expressed in words what we think, our world will be so empty of the talent that Pauly had to offer. The World is a poorer place for his loss, God bless him always.

    Nicky Kehoe
    There have been too many times when I have almost been late for work as I did not want leave the car, and miss Paul, Terry and the gang have the most wonderful of mornings. Which in turn gave me one. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

    Johnny Boy
    Morning radio will never be the same again without Pauly and Terry's banter. No matter how I felt going to work a song would soon come along to brighten the day. Radio Heaven has now the finest producer looking after all the music. Rest in peace among the angels and deepest sympathy to family, friends, Terry, Fran, Alan and John

    lyndsay&john byrne&family dunstable beds
    WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF PAULY'S DEATH. WE HAD NO IDEA HE WAS SO ILL.HE CHOSE MANY A TEXT FROM US FOR WAKE UP TO WOGAN&WOGANS WEB.PLEASE KNOW OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AT RADIO 2 AND WITH BUNTY.HE WILL BE MUCH MISSED. WITH LOVE LYNDSAY JOHN PETER&MATTHEW.

    Susan Ridge (Staffs)
    I was shocked and saddened to hear the news about pauly, I always hoped that one day he would be back with Terry, making us all laugh, starting the day with a smile. He was someone very special. My condolences to all his family and friends.

    Jim McCullough
    Well the 'other listner' got there first. Every tribute so personal and expressing not only our loss but, more importantly, the very sad loss to his friends and family. I am sure St Peter will welcome him with open arms, no need for the excuse 'Don't blame me....I only print them. I can never repay the debt I owe to all the WUTW team and fellow TOGS for writing the shows, but the passing of Pauly has driven that home. Great 'bloke' will miss you mate, do that duo with Eva. Goodbye and God bless.

    christine & alan yeomans
    How sad to hear of Paulie Walters passing. We have listened to WUTW from the beginning. We loved Wogan`s web and thought Paulie aka Dr Wally a lovely man. Our thoughts are with Terry and the rest of the team. We hope Paulie knows how well-loved he was and how much he will be missed

    anthony andrews
    The airwaves will be a poorer place with the sad loss ofPauly. A true professional and by that many of us did not realise the seriousness of his illness.

    John Firr
    So sad to discover that illness was the reason for Dr Wally not being on the show these past months and that now we will not hear him again. He was such an integral part of the show. Hope the guvnor upstairs knows how to use a spokeshave. Condolences to Pauls family and to Terry and all the gang. A proud TOG is very sad today.

    Veronica and Stuart Bradshaw
    So very sorry to hear the sad news this morning about Doctor Wally. Our thoughts and prayers are with Paul's family and of course Terry,Boggy,Deadly,Fran and all TOGS and TYGS. We will be with you at 7-30am on Monday, Terry, to listen to your heartfelt tribute to your very special friend. God Bless.

    Sarah from Herts.
    I've just read through all the messages for Pauly and can't stop the tears. The mornings have not been the same without him and every day I hoped he would be back; the news today was just too sad. Sincere condolences to those he loved.

    Pamela Scott
    A lovely person who brightened my day. Condolences to his family and friends.

    Alison Fairall
    Dr.Wally as I will always remember him brought a dry wit and such humour every morning during a time I was commuting to Redhill. The journey was awful every day and the only thing that kept me sane was listening to the Wogan show with the fantastic banter that was an integral part of the show. How can you measure the happiness he brought people both in wit and choice of music. You can't!! Good night Pauly.

    Mary R
    I am so sorry to hear the news about Paul, he and Terry and the gang have made my life more bearable. I lost my dad 17 years ago, my brother 3 years ago and in the past year I have lost my mum my aunt and my godmother and now Paul. It seems as though everyone I love has gone but at least I know that Paully is keeping my family laughing in heaven. God bless Paul it;s true that only the good die young xx

    mary
    Life sometimes just isn't fair. What a sad loss to everyone, I just knew there was something badly wrong when Pauly's (and mine) almost daily 'fix' of a Moody Blues track started to go missing. Fortunately we have a record of his wonderful talent and dry humour in the recordings of all the WUTW shows to appreciate. Rest in peace, Dr. Wally, thanks for helping the day get off to a brighter start. Sincere condolences to your family and all those at Radio 2.

    Christine Finlay
    So sad to hear of Dr wally's untimely death! I have grown up listening to Terry's show and since the re-start of the show has given me hours of laughter and helped get through the rush hour traffic!! He will be sadly missed by all especially Terry and his team who work so closely together and are obviously going to be greatly saddened by this sad news. He will be sorely missed. Thanks for all the laughs!

    Christine Finlay
    So sad to hear of Dr wally's untimely death! I have grown up listening to Terry's show and since the re-start of the show has given me hours of laughter and helped get through the rush hour traffic!! He will be sadly missed by all especially Terry and his team who work so closely together and are obviously going to be greatly saddened by this sad news. He will be sorely missed. Thanks for all the laughs!

    Brendan & Claire
    You will alway be in our memory. Already missed by junior togs for you wit and charm. Rest in peace.

    Maureen Gouldie
    Very very sad to hear the news. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say how greatly Pauly's wry comments will be missed.

    Richard & Veronica Langdon
    A sad day for us all when we heard the news.We lived in hope that Pauly would overcome his illness and return, alas, it was not to be so. Once again a sad day.

    Dud Fivers
    Tributes from those who knew him confirm what I always imagined : Dr Wally was a lovely man. Not only that, he was the architect of the best radio show on the planet, and also bringer to us of the universal truth that everything tastes like chicken. He is and will be sorely missed.

    Steve ,Mandy & Daniel (Young Tig)Robinson
    The little Robbos will always remember the brilliant banter and countless names that listeners have come up with for Pauly over the years. Our journeys in to work along the M62 were made more bearable by the Terry, Pauly and the Breakfast crew! Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time but we also remember with a smile the hours of laughter he has given us and particularly his total lack of interest in football when Terry regularly asked him about the game the night before!! You were priceless Pauly,God Bless.

    Gill Greetham
    Pauly guess you must be "Somewhere over the Rainbow", God Bless and thank you

    Ann Tilman
    I was so so sorry to hear the newsflash on Saturday of Paul's passing. He had looked so ill on his video clip on the togs website but I thought that he would pull through. His music on the show over the years has been brilliant, a mixture of the old and the new. His banter with Terry on the show has been and now will be sorely missed. All my condolences to his family and all of the Wogan team. The studio will be a sad place on Monday morning.

    Theresa Evans
    Such a lovely man,the mornings will never be the same with out him

    Ineke & Brian Mavity
    From the early days when Pauly was just a quiet voice in the background to when he was able to play a greater part in the broadcast we have loved his contribution. He will be sorely missed.

    Rona Rowsby
    Pauly was such an integral part of the team. He introduced us to Eva Cassidy , Katie Melua, etc and he will be sadly missed.

    Alex, Balham
    I will never forget dear Pauly's banter with Terry, and as a listener it was so clear that they had such a genuinely good time making the programmes each morning. Heaven has gained an angel this weekend. x

    Sue from Wood Green
    I am very sad because one of my morning mates has gone. The WUTW posse on the radio, whose banter in the morning always makes me laugh and feel a little less lonely at the start of the day; who make me feel part of the gang: The TOGs. Admittedly, it's not an exclusive gang. But we've lost one of 'us'... The TOGMEISTERS right hand man. So millions of us TOGs are upset because we will miss our morning mate, Dr Wally, the funny one.

    Jimbo
    I always enjoyed the playful banter between Terry, Paul and all the gang. He will be greatly missed, but I am grateful of the time we all had and the joy and fun he delivered.

    Michael and Rita Clarke
    So sad. Will always remember the laughter.

    Owen Griffiths
    A true Captain of the Airwaves. Like all the morning team, almost part of the household when getting ready for and to work. To he will be missed is an understatement. Thank you for so much laughter and fun.

    Lesley
    I can only agree with all the other tributes on this page. Ive really missed hearing Paulie on the show all these months and its truly sad that we'll never hear him again. He came across as such a lovely funny man.WUTW will continue to entertain but a vital part is definitely gone forever My sympathies to his family and friends. xx

    Wendy
    Have listened for years thanks to my husband, for a while couldn't work out who this Pauley bloke was. Was he the Doctor or Paul or someone who was poorly. Once I got a grip I was hooked. On reading all the comments I can't help but smile through the tears. Genius.

    rebecca williams
    What will Terry, Fran, Boggy and Deadly do now? They'll certainly be very sad that one of their best friends has been taken, however I'm sure that Dr Wally would not want them to be sad and maudlin. I had the opportunity to talk to Paul after my son had been on the Paul O'Grady show on Good Friday this year and he sounded such a gentle and kind-hearted man. RIP

    anon
    I can see from all the tributes you were 'captain of many hearts'. I have already lost two wonderfull togs too soon and I hope you can all enjoy the music together in peace and without pain. x

    Kenn and Janet Greaves
    We are very sorry and saddened that Dr Wally has passed away after a long illness. We do hope he didn't suffer too much and is now at peace. Our sincere condolences to his family and to you Terry for losing such a good friend and partner. We had also hoped that Dr Wally would return to Wake Up With Wogan but sadly its not to be. We have enjoyed the banter so much over the past years and hope this will continue for Dr Wally in the BIG MUSIC BOX in the sky. God Bless you all at BBC Radio 2.

    Michael Wilson
    In the words of the Irish saying "ni feichimid a leithid aris" We shall not see his likes again. Thanks for all the happy mornings you helped to give us.

    Trevor Emdon
    Hi Terry & Team You must be feeling very sad at the news of Paul's passing, so just to pass on my condolences to all of you, and to his family. His love for his work and us, his listeners, touched my life too, and I am saddened by the news that he has gone. With best wishes to you al Trevor Emdon, Exeter.

    Kate Hunter
    I cried when I heard the news- so hoped he would make it back. Hats off to fellow TOG's who have written some brilliantly touching poems. My deepest condolences to Paul's family and his many friends, especially to the WUTW team. We await your tribute Togmeister. Keep strong. Love Kate

    Ailie
    What sad news. My thoughts to all of his family and friends. Paul has been greatly missed already especially his banter with Terry and co. God Bless.

    Steve Allum
    I was shocked and so sorry to hear the sad news on Saturday. Paul was a true friend to you Terry, but we'll all miss him, he was such a part of you and the show. Thank him for the music.

    Jeff Fearn
    I want to pass on my sadness to Paul's family ans say may your sorrow be swift and your memories last for ever. I don't always get chance to listen to Wogan in the morning and had no idea that Paul was ill.

    Barbara Clark
    Pauly creased me up with laughter on my drive to work on so many dreary mornings. He has left a wonderful legacy inasmuch that when people mention his name they will smile.

    Elizabeth & Mike Hayward
    Such a shock to hear of this sad loss. His unique sense of fun will be greatly missed.It feels like we have lost one of the family. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family & his colleagues.

    Diane Frake
    I was devastated to hear that Dr Wally had passed away, although the rest of the team has carried on since Paulie become ill, there was always a gap which Paulie had always filled. I will always remember his one liners and his quick whittedness. He was a real star and will be missed by so many.

    Simon Peachey and family
    We were so sorry when we heard of Pauly's death. He and Terry's banter on weekday mornings brought sunshine into our lives, however grey the day. Why is it always the nicest people who go like this?

    Peter
    Who's going to carry Terry now!! The mornings haven't been quite the same this year and now bever will be again.

    Ann
    Such a sad loss to the world, we will miss you our deepest condolences to your family.Thanks for the music you have introduced us to you broadened our horizons. Love you my friend.

    Simon Green
    such sad news about Dr wally my thorts are with you all god bless paulie and all at radio 2 xxxxx love simon

    Ian Child
    A Loss. Truly.

    Eve, Yardley
    It was obvious that Terry and Pauly were great friends and enjoyed a unique chemistry that made them enjoy the looks, the quips and the music. I have enjoyed being included in their friendship with their delightful banter, and I know that Terry will miss a dear and trusted friend. Thanks for the joy he brought Terry and us, the listener, even if it was so tragically short lived. Thanks Pauly, we will miss you. x

    Ruth & Robin Smith
    Pauly, you were a one off - We will all miss you and I am sure Terry will hugely.

    Jan
    You brightened my early mornings Pauly. Im sure your your wit will shine on in heaven

    Anthea Matthewman
    So sorry to hear the sad news. Thank you Dr. Wally for the happy memories of fun and laughter and wonderful music to start the day. All of us TOGS will be carrying on listening to Terry and the gang tomorrow morning continuing as you would want them to do. Sincere condolences to all of Paulie's family and friends and all at Wake up to Wogan.

    Kirk Togs
    He will be sadly missed by all TOGS. Condolences to his family and to Terry and the team

    Lindy & Stephen Morrish
    It is like loosing a member of ones family. We will remember him with affection & fondness & our prayers are with his family, Sir Terry and everyone close to him. Goodbye dear friend. God Bless.

    ALAN DUMFRIES
    PAULY LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE NEVER HAD THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY BUT ITS BEEN LIKE LOSING A GOOD FRIEND.SYMPATHY TO ALL FAMILY AND FRIENDS. GOD BLESS

    David Mann aka Katrina Waving
    My deepest sympathies go to "the Good Doctor's" family and colleagues at this very sad time. I was fortunate to meet him briefly once, at Eurovision 2003 in Riga. He really was a very nice man and we shall all miss him. Thoughts too for Terry and Co tomorrow - its going to be a difficult programme I think. And I would echo the thoughts of others here - an Eva Cassidy track would be the perfect tribute to "Pauly".

    The O'Sullivan's - Manchester
    I read this when my mother died 5 years ago and it sums up what I wanted to say. We will say a prayer for Pauly, his family and friends. "When somebody dies, a cloud turns into an angel and flies up to tell God to put another flower on a pillow. A bird gives the message back to the world and sings a silent prayer that makes the rain cry. People disappear, but they never really go away. The spirits up there put the sun to bed, wake up the grass, and spin the Earth in dizzy circles. Sometimes you can see them dancing in a cloud during the daytime when they're supposed to be sleeping. They paint the rainbows and also the sunsets and make waves splash and tug at the tide. They toss shooting starts and listen to wishes. And when they sing wind-songs, they whisper to us 'don't miss me too much. The view is nice and I'm doing just fine.'"

    Eileen
    I have just read the tributes left so far and am now out of tissues and my keyboard is awash. He has been sadly missed whilst he has been ill but we all hoped he would be back. My condolances to his family, friends and the WUTW team.

    Rita Christie
    Thanks for the music. I knew you were missing more by the choices now played more than anything. you certainly haven't been replaced. Many mornings were made so much better by the giggles of Dr Wally and Sir Tel. God Bless and thanks again

    kathryn McKee
    Sincere sympathy to Dr Wally's family and colleagues. He will be sadly missed by so many. Good luck with the programme tomorrow, it will be difficult. Our thoughts are with you. Love & stuff.

    Sharon and Bea
    We feel as if we have lost a friend..God Bless

    carly corbett
    I was so sad to hear pauly had passed away. I've always loved listening to the show for the banter between terry and pauly and the great music. I used to rush home from school at lunch time to watch wogans web and paul was such a happy smiley person. My condolences go to all paulys friends and famly.

    Carol Arnold
    I will miss even more the banter between terry and dr walley for such a talent to be taken so young leaves a hole like the loss of an old friend

    kate
    Thank you for all that you have given. The world is a brighter place for having had you in it. Sweet dreams my friend.

    John Toler
    I am so sorry to hear the news of the death of Pauly. We were all hoping that things would soon be back to normal, but alas it's not to be - he leaves us with some very happy memories though. Condolences to his family and keep nailing on Terry.

    Pauline Randall
    I met Dr Wally Paultry several years ago and he went out of his way to find a TOGS sticker for me to give a friend who had problems admitting he was over 'That certain Age'I was on crutches at the time and he was so kind and made me laugh so much. I will miss his morning banter even more now I know he wont be back with us as I'm sure all of his colleagues will God Bless his memory Pauline Randall Cardiff

    Rosemary Evans
    I am so sorry we will miss the banter between Pauly and Terry

    Graham
    Dr Wally joins John Dunn, John Peel and Tommy Vance, somewhere in another place there is a great radio station.

    Jon Ford
    Last night my best friend and I and our partners (all TOGS) sat and raised a glass to Dr Wally. Today we listened to the Janet and John CD and laughed til we cried. What a sad loss!! Our condolences go to all his family

    Jo Reynolds
    ..profoundly affected by this tragic news. My thoughts are especially with YOU Terry, for I suspect you have lost a "soul-mate"...your thoughts colliding in the ether of "dead-air"-can't remember whether this is the correct terminols ...candles lighted...WICKED guitar playing ...am sure his Flounders will be waiting to receive him with their guitars and fishy "arms" To YOU Tel with lovexxx

    Sharon and Bea
    We feel as if we have lost a friend..God Bless

    Joan and Elizabeth
    So very sorry to hear about the death of Paulie. We always enjoyed the friendly banter between Paulie and Terry every morning. It help start the day off on the right note. A true professional.

    Martin Jones
    Dr Wally, you were unique - a real innovator, who also possessed an uncanny instinct for what we would want to hear. We're missing you Pauly!

    Anne Jackson
    I was devastated to hear on Saturday the sad news of the Mid-Herts Maestro's passing. Like many others, I heard Terry mention Dr Wally only last week, and was hopeful that his health might be improving. My thoughts and prayers are with Pauly's family, friends, and everyone at Radio 2, especially those on WUTW, who will surely now be experiencing a great emptiness in their lives. God bless, Pauly. x

    steven swan
    I have missed the polish pauly put on the humour on the show a great loss to a great many people

    Juliet
    Heading into Belfast on the M1 will never be quite the same again without the spontaneous laughter induced by Paulie and the team. Deepest sympathy to Terry, Boggie, Fran, Deadly and all the contributors who have lost a light from their lives. My thoughts are with Pauls family and friends - he will never be far from you.

    Claire Dennes
    I'll miss the fun and laughs so much, especially 'I never really bothered' and 'pop up on the couch' . . . the wonderful Dr Wally Paltry brightened up even the dullest morning. Condolences to Terry and to Paul's family at this sad time.

    Linda Hughes
    I cried on Saturday when I heard the news of Paul's death. I never met him, I didn't know him, but I feel like I've lost someone so special. Goodness knows how Terry and his family must feel. I pledge £100 for Children in Need in tribute to dear Pauly.

    Ann Holder, Harpenden
    Very sad to hear the news about Paul - without fail he would read out my requests that involved his old school Roundwood Park in Harpenden - he was always interested to hear what was going on. I shall miss our chats on the e-mail and of course his and Terry's remarks about his home town Harpenden. A very sad and untimely loss.

    Matt Birt
    So sad to hear the news. My thoughts are with Pauly's family and friends.

    Roger Benson
    Dr Wally you were missed duing your absent and now you're missed for ever more, I hope your family can take comfort from knowing that many people will miss you for ever-more.Thank-you again for the happiness you gave every week day with Terry.

    Ian
    Like so many others, I am desperately saddened by this news, which was the first news item I heard on Saturday morning. I can't add to what has already been said, but thank you Pauly for being there with Terry through some difficult times for me and for making me smile through the darkest days. I believe Pauly was a keen pilot in his spare time, so he'll be flying with the angels now. This must also have been so difficult for Terry, knowing that Pauly was so obviously ill, but having to carry on, so thank youi also Terry for that.

    Linda Hughes
    I cried on Saturday when I heard the news of Paul's death. I never met him, I didn't know him, but I feel like I've lost someone so special. Goodness knows how Terry and his family must feel. I pledge £100 for Children in Need in tribute to dear Pauly.

    Chris Darby
    I was deeply saddened on hearing about the passing away of 'Pauly'. He will be remembered as the 'other half' of Wogan and also the enduring golfer who was 'the captain of mid hearts' - as the missheard song lyrics go. A sad loss to all of the TOGS and everyone associated with the show.

    Pauline Lindsay
    Pauly introduced me and many other to some wonderful music and I will miss his banter with Terry which set me in a good mood for the rest of the day,he will be sorely missed

    Denise Newamn
    Another good man taken far too early, A great foil for Terry. Thank you for all the new performers you introduced to radio. Enjoy all the good food and golf!!!!

    Margaret Barnes
    The relationship between Terry and Paul set the tone for the show and always but always brought a smile to your face regardless of how down you were feeling I know he will be missed by everyone and extend my sympathy to the Team and pAul's family

    Gerry and Diane McCormick
    What a shock to hear that Pauly had died we have missed his infectious giggle, especially during Janet and John stories and his little 'accidents'. Our condolences go to his family and friends - the mornings just aren't the same without dear old Pauly even though Terry has tried to carry on with a large part of the fun missing.

    Jane Douglas
    I would like to send Love and Prayers to Paul's family and friends. He made me laugh with Terry and his Team. I love Radio 2 and I know we will miss him. Great show as always. God Bless You All Forever!

    ann
    What can we say - thoughts and prayers are with Paul's family, firends and colleagues - thank you for the music.

    Carol Tully
    I guess he will now produce heavenly music for Ray Moore - something to look forward to one day !

    Jane Douglas
    I would like to send Love and Prayers to Paul's family and friends. He made me laugh with Terry and his Team. I love Radio 2 and I know we will miss him. Great show as always. God Bless You All Forever!

    Marie & Ken Saunders
    We were missing Pauly so much and his banter with Terry in the morning,he will be missed by all of us Togs.How can he be replaced,a man who was such a lovely person with his love of rhubarb.Our thoughts go to you all at this sad time. X For Pauly.

    Jude
    I have missed Paulys contribution to the show and he will be sadly missed now that he has gone to the great radio station in the sky. J (a TYG)

    tony baker
    We will all miss the wisdom and wit of Paul.His knowledge of music was second to none.His banter with Terry and colleagues was a joy..A very sad loss to radio2 and its listerners.

    Percy
    Very Sad Indeed RIP Pauly

    Viv G
    So sad to hear about Dr Pauly. Sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues, especially Terry, Deadly, Boggy and Fran, tomorrow's prog will be so difficult for them all. I'm going to make a donation to Children in Need in memory of Pauly - anyone care to join me? God bless you Paul and rest in peace.

    Derek @ Dee
    Terry we are feeling his loss oh so much, but not half as much as you. It will be like losing a part of your soul. Terry i`m sure your faithful listeners and the rest of the nation will weep four one of the greatest producers of RADIO that ever was. Still really can`t believe still will never will believe he`s gone. Ours are with you and specially with his Family. Such a great man. GOD BLESS.

    Mark Chapman
    Something is somehow lost forever.Our thoughts are with you Terry,like us you have lost a friend. Mark

    Gillian Waters
    In spite of the fact that he didn't like to be thought of as Welsh I liked him enormously,and missed him very much when he no longer took a verbal part in the programme.It is terribly sad ,please pass on my sympathy to his mother and everyone on the show.

    Mark Chapman
    Something is somehow lost forever.Our thoughts are with you Terry,like us you have lost a friend. Mark

    Roger Cartwright
    The word "unique" is often mis-used but we Togs know that Paul Walters was truly unique in the world of broadcasting and he will be sorely missed.I feel as gutted as I did when the great Ray Moore left us.The music of The Roches will have a greater poignancy for me at Christmas time for "Pauly" introduced them to us.Our hearts go out to all his family and friends.

    Gill Holmes
    We had all hoped to hear of his recovery but it was not to be. We will always miss his banter with Terry. All sympathy to family, colleagues and friends.

    Gill Holmes
    We had all hoped to hear of his recovery but it was not to be. We will always miss his banter with Terry. All sympathy to family, colleagues and friends.

    Diana Smith
    Was so shocked to hear the sad news of Paulys death this morning. Although we knew he was ill, we always hoped that he would be coming back to the show. He and Terry have made our mornings from the very first show and we will greatly miss his music choice and banter with the Togmeister. Condolences to all.

    Tom and Nina Scott - Chipping Sodbury
    We have missed Pauly for months and knew he must be seriously ill. Our hearts go out to all his family and friends as well as those at Radio 2. He is, as far as we are concerned, irreplaceable.

    Barbara Thompson
    I am so sorry to hear of Paulie`s death - although I never met him I felt he was an old friend. He cheered me up so many times with his quiet humour and wit - he and Terry were a great team. My sympathies go to his family. God bless you all with His peace at this time and in the days ahead.

    Janette Rose
    What a loss to Radio 2 listeners. The only thing to keep me laughing (and crying!) in the car on the way to work each day was the craic with Wogan and the wonderful choice of music. We will miss Dr Pauly and send our love and condolences to his family and the Radio 2 team.

    Jean Ward
    I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of a very special man. Although we cannot hear him on our radios any more....... he will always be in our hearts; He will be sadly missed Jean xx

    Jackie Cooper
    We each have our own memories of Paulie, mine is the choice of music he made after Diana was killed, so sensitive and moving. I remember sitting in my car and listening to Elvis singing "You are always on my mind" with the tears running down my cheeks. Paulie you will forever "be on my mind". Thanks for all the happy times you gave us. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, Terry and the team.

    Wendy Aitchison
    Dr Wally. You will be missed by all the early morning togs, as you have been these past few weeks. But knowing that you will not return is the saddest part. I know that you are up on your cloud watching Terry doing his stuff in the mornings. All us togs will be missing you. God bless you. xx

    Ruth
    Thank you for making mornings bearable Pauly, my thoughts are with your family and the WUTW team RIP

    Nick
    A dear friend has been lost for many people - condolences to Paul's family and to terry and the gang. It has been a sad year without him on the radio, but we all have many many fond and funny memories. Safe journey Pauly, God bless. Every time I hear perfect Pips will be a reminder.

    Joy Scholes
    As everyone has said a very sad day. Over the last year I have missed the giggles and the one off quips with Terry. Condolences to everyone who was close to him and especially to the WUTW team, they must be really sad today.

    steph - dudley, west midlands
    Such sad news about Pauly - I've missed him so much since he was taken ill - I used to laugh out loud when he could only remember Oz Cabs in Eastenders, Terry used to get so frustrated!! - he obviously watched the soaps as much as me!! His banter and obvious good friendship with Terry and the team will be missed so much - it will be so sad for Terry tomorrow but he can be assured that all the listeners will no doubt feel as sad as he does - bless you Pauly, we won't forget you X

    Angela
    Dr. Wally and Terry made the perfect team. I have been awaiting his return with increasing concern at the lack of news. He will be sorely missed. Sincere condolences to his family and colleagues, especially Terry. God bless.

    Vivienne West (aka IC Hands)
    Dr Pauly will be so sadly missed: my sympathy to his family and to the whole of the WUTW team (or Togmeister and minions!). I'm sure tomorrow morning will be difficult but think of the happy times you, and we, have had by listening to Terry and Paul.

    Simon Tracey,Tamworth
    So sad to hear of Dr.Wally's untimely passing;My condolences to his family & all at WUTW;The mornings will not be the same again,but i am sure that Sir Terry & the team will carry on the good Dr's legacy

    Simon Tracey,Tamworth
    So sad to hear of Dr.Wally's untimely passing;My condolences to his family & all at WUTW;The mornings will not be the same again,but i am sure that Sir Terry & the team will carry on the good Dr's legacy

    Trish, Scotland
    so much love, so much laughter. Thank you Pauly, you will be sadly missed. Deepest sympathy to all your family and friends.

    B & J K
    We will miss you. R.I.P.

    Susan & Michael Brice
    A wonderful friend and tremendous entertainer - he has been and will be sadly missed.

    david
    Dr Wally's indepth knowledge of sport and cooking could only be admired to hear his view of the match (what match)and the man's tactical insight into the game 432 234 left me bemused and confused but then again is that not what life is all about the lad done well.

    Roy and Viv Pearce
    What can we say? It has all been said. The show has not really been the same since Pauly went sick and it is so sad that we will not hear him and Terry's banter again.

    Peter Lane
    Now Terry don't be sad, it's really not that bad, Paulie has to go to produce another show. A God you have become, and now a God needs one. To help produce his show with stars that Paulie knows. For Eva, John and the King need help to do there thing. Doctor Wally you take care one day we'll see you there. You really are the best we put you to the test And now that you have gone God Bless, God Speed and Rock On To a wonderful man and a wonderful talent I will miss your daily banter with Terry. R.I.P. Doctor (Paul Walters) Wally

    cathryn medwell
    love to his own and all the TOG family! rest in peace xxx

    Garry Coulson
    Will be missed Walters and Wogan were Brilliant will never be the same again

    Mary watson
    will never forget all those hilarious drives to work listening to Pauly & Terry. You were such a great start to the day.Have been listening for years. Just kept hoping Pauly would return. Will always remember "The Captain of Mid Herts" & the spoke shave among so many other memories. My thoughts are with the rest of you and with Pauly's family. Take Care

    Simon Tracey,Tamworth
    So sad to hear of Dr.Wally's untimely passing;My condolences to his family & all at WUTW;The mornings will not be the same again,but i am sure that Sir Terry & the team will carry on the good Dr's legacy

    Dopug and Maggie Barnard
    We will miss Dr Wally so much, such a lovely man, our condolences to his Family and Friends

    Sandy and family, Southampton
    I was so very sad to hear of Pauly's passing. I have driven to work so many times with tears running down my face when Sir Terry and Pauly got launched on their wonderful double act banter. His choice of music in the morning was perfect to start the day and keep me humming all day long. I have listened to him for so long that I feel we have lost a friend. Our sincerest condolences to his family and to Terry and all at the breakfast show.

    Jan & Martin Dunne
    Within Wake Up To Wogan, Pauly, as a valuable member of the team, became part of our courting days.... Martin & I would ring each other in fits of laughter, wondering if the other had heard the latest joke, anecdote or spells of losing it - although we never met you in person, we feel like we knew you as a warm and genuine friend - never sounding ingenuous and always so full of life! Our thoughts of love and support go to your family and to all of your pals, especially at Radio 2.

    Brenda Evans
    I was very shocked and saddened to hear the news about Pauly. My thoughts are with Terry, who has lost a dear friend, and I send my sincere condolences to Paul's family, friends and colleagues. He will be sadly missed.

    Jenny Palmer
    Dr Wally will be very sadly missed and i send my sincere condolences to his family

    taxos
    Along with thousands of other regular listeners I am greatly saddened by the untimeley death of Paul. However I feel priveledged to have got to know him and take great comfort that we will all meet again in another place.Bless you Pauly

    Julie Bristow
    Was hoping Pauly would get back on my radio, I will miss his humour. What a nice bloke.

    Louise Tonks
    Oh Pauly, you will be missed more than you will ever know. Your lovely soft voice and chuckles brightened and warmed the dullest of mornings. God bless you, and may you have an eternity of joy with a neice (nudge, nudge) on each arm!

    Stuart Betts
    Choked !!

    cathryn medwell
    love to his own and all the TOG family! rest in peace xxx

    John & Jen Howat
    Such sad news. Losing Pauly is like losing a member of the family. Our deepest commiserations to Paul's family and work-mates.

    John Smith
    May Pauly's family take some comfort in knowing that he was loved by millions and brought a ray of sunshine and a dash of fun to many a morning.Let us hope that he is busy doing the same on the Great radio station in the sky

    June Goldsmith
    The tributes already paid to lovely Pauly sum up how I feel about his untimely death. I never gave up hope that he would return to WUTW. What a sad loss to everyone.

    KGO & DTO
    You made us laugh, you made us chuckle, you made us giggle, we were very lucky to share your wonderful humour and amazing friendship and partnership with Sir Terry, between the 2 of you lovely gentlemen, you gave us all a very special and uplifting beginning to every working day. Thank you Pauly (Dr Wally) you are always in our hearts and thoughts, you will be missed so much. Our sincere condolences to Pauly's family and to Terry, Fran, Deadly, Boggy and all the crew. You have all given so much to all us TOGS and TYGS and we hope you will continue to share your gifts of chosen music, words and laughter with us all on 'Wake up to Wogan' as you always have.

    Marion Bell
    My morning drive to work will not be the same anymore knowing Pauly is no longer with us. My thoughts are with Terry and the gang as I am sure they will miss him dreadfully but will no doubt carry on in the true tradition of the programme.

    SARAH CHALMERS
    Very sorry to hear the news, please pass on our condolences to Pauly's family. A great show,produced by a great character....he will be missed. The family - my husband, parents and younger brother are definately well on the road to TOGdom, having been ably assisted by listening to and laughing along with Dr Wally, Terry and the morning gang!Thank you for that...RIP

    Vicki Moore
    It won't be the same without him. I loved his wry sense of humour and great taste in music. He will be sadly missed.

    Sandra
    So sorry to hear the sad news. Deepest condolences to his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all.

    Elizabeth Saunders
    I was so sorry to hear the news about Paul. He added so much to Terry's programme and gave my partner and myself some amazingly funny times to share with them. Please accept out most sincere condolences to all who worked with him not forgetting of course his family.

    Deirdre Sharp
    so sorry to hear of Pauly's death.I had wondered where he'd been,I wasn't aware he'd been ill so it has come as a big shock. many a morning i've nearly crashed the car laughing so much at the banter.my prayers are with his family and all the wutw team

    chris mathews
    I have listened to your show for as long as I can remeber and Pauly has always been such a great part of it making me laugh as I am getting ready to start my day. I will miss the banter between the two of you, Pauly will be very sadly missed. My best wishes to his family and friends.

    Dawn Whitelaw
    I watched his video update just last week. Although he looked very worn I thought that it was a positive sign that he was sending all of us who've wondered where he's been for so long a message. When I heard the news on Radio 2 on Friday I was gutted. I've missed him for so long and I will miss him so much longer. Goodbye Paulie. xxx

    Janet Strong
    I have missed Dr Pauly these last few months and was saddened to hear of his passing at such a youg age. He will be sorely missed by all us TOGS. Condolances to Terry and the Drs family.

    Young Tig
    Paulie you have and will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with your family and friends. Terry's show is good, but the Paulie and Terry show was fantastic. Thank you for such wonderful music and for introducing me to the world of Eva Cassidy. I hope you are at peace now. Gone but not forgotten.

    Sheila Browne
    What a sad day Saturday was for us all. I Just wanted to express what joy Dr.Wally gave to us all.Wake up to Wogan will never be quite the same.Love from his devoted nieces. Sheila Browne & Christine Connolly.

    John Neal
    Dr Wally Fully qualified If only He’d bothered His warm personality oozed From my radio Aided and abetted and loved by Sir Tel I loved him, we all loved him I felt I knew him well But I am one of eight million in the crowd Yet I think he knew me He touched my heart Lifted my spirits I noticed his arrival at the full microphone He was, for a long time Away in the distance The producer – never heard – only sometimes He reached into my soul and demanded I giggled At the absurdities of life So promotion at last To the great studio in the sky The angels must be lifted by this Lovely, lovely man. John Neal – (Matt Black) Nuneaton by the Sea

    Kathy
    We've all been missing you Pauly, and hoping you'd be back, now you never will, but you will live on in our memories, keep the angels laughing as well. Miss you lots xxx

    Tim Robinson
    A lovely lovely man, wonderful warmth and wit, one in a million. Sorrowfully missed.

    Annette Upshall
    For a long time I wondered where Dr Wally had gone and then I heard he was ill. I watched the brief interview he gave on the web and could see how ill he looked. Then I thought he was getting better and every week since then have looked forward to hearing him back on the radio. What a shock to hear that I will never again hear his banter with Terry and co. I'm sure they will sorely miss their friend and colleague - and so will we.

    keith/patty bevan
    SO YOUNG WITH MUCH MUCH MORE TO GIVE US ALL . WE HAVE ALL BEEN ROBED OF A SMASHING GUY' GOD BLESS YOU PAULY WE WILL MISS YOUR EARLY MORNING LAUGHTER.

    Marian Nathan
    Thank you for all the years of entertainment- very very sad news- we will miss you.

    angela betts
    a bright light has been turned out in my life along with millions we are going to miss him so very much god bless you paul thankyou so much for all the joy laughter and happy tears we have all shared together x

    Martin and Pat Clifford
    So sorry to learn that Pauly, Dr Wally, has died. He will be sadly missed by all the TOGS and TYGS. Condolences to his family and to Terry and his minions. Best tribute to Pauly is for the show he did so much to make great is kept on air for as long as possible.

    ann rusz
    god bless you pauly,i will miss so much like many others,god needs you now,

    ian de'ath
    I knew Pauly had been ill for sometime,but expected him back at some point. May I say a big thank you for all the pleasure he brought to the show over the years. Sincere condolences to his family, the team at Radio 2 and his friends. The word unique is sometimes overused in these situations, but I feel that you were.God Bless.

    Ashley Green
    Thankyou for the wonderful moments on the Wogan show. It just brightened my day, every day. You will be sadly missed.

    Maureen Irving
    To sad to put into words the loss of of 'Dr Wally'God bless

    angela betts
    a bright light has been turned out in my life along with millions we are going to miss him so very much god bless you paul thankyou so much for all the joy laughter and happy tears we have all shared together x

    Jenny & Roger Wilson
    Pauly was such a genius at putting together just the right music for Terry's programmes. This added to his terrific sense of humour and his clever inovations such as introducing emails at the programme when the concept was so new to most people, makes his going such a tragedy. A loss to us all. Our condolencies and best wishes to his family. And to Terry and the gang we wish you the very best in the tough weeks ahead.

    Emma J
    Dearest Paul, Wally 1. Miss you. You're not answering your call sign... Can't believe I won't ever see you or speak again... Taurus 2 feels so very sad. Terry & Deadly must be desolate. Such sincere thoughts and hugs are with them and your close friends and family. Missing Man formation at Fairford next year - you will always be there in the blue above, or below, for me. I know I didn't know you that well, but well enough to wish that you are now somewhere free & carefree, the wind behind you filling your sails, your face turned to the sun, a chilled glass of Viognier in your hand, the sun warming your bones and your heart. Safely navigating your way home. You touched my life in a way you'll never know. I shall always remember you as such a fine man, and a gentleman. You will never be forgotten or gone. Awful shipping forecast today... God bless, always in my heart xxx

    Cath Collister
    I am so sorry to hear the sad news, I have really missed hearing Dr Wally in a morning and he's often been in my thoughts as to how he was. My thoughts are with his family and with his friends and colleagues at Radio 2.

    Iain and Joyce
    So sorry to hear the sad news about Pauly. He will be much missed.

    Dave & Jo Ryder
    So sorry to hear of the great loss of Dr Wally, A voice lost to the broadcasting house in the sky. Wishes of love to his family & friends

    LB
    Thank you for introducing us to Eva Cassidy. You will be sorely missed by all us TOGs and TYGS alike. Condolences to Pauly's family, friends and collegues at Radio 2 - it'll never seem the same again

    Sarah LeVien
    Will truely miss the dry remarks and quirky quips of Dr Wally..... So sad to hear of his passing

    Roger
    Very sad news. Dr Wally will be missed.

    Susie & Jimbo
    Amazing how a voice on the radio (usually in the background) can make such an impact. His ability to put together such a wonderful programme with so intimate a flavour to it, having us in stitches, nodding our heads in agreement or just listening rapt to yet another brilliant song must put him up there with the best of the great & good. Dear Terry & team your tears are shared by so many, if fond and positive thoughts heading dear Pauly's way could have made him better then he would have been back with you all by the end of 2005. We'll be with you as you broadcast on Monday, all your togs' & tigs' everywhere, as Dr Wally would wish. God Bless

    Sue
    It's over a day now since I heard the news and I still can't quite believe it. Like so many others I'd been looking forward to Paul's return to the show at some time in the future and now, sadly, that will never happen. Paul always made me laugh with his very funny contributions to WUTW and I've missed his presence there all year. He had such a lovely smile too. My thoughts and prayers go to his family and to Terry and the team and everyone else at Radio 2 who knew and loved him. He will never be forgotton.

    Liz
    So sorry to hear the news about Pauly. Sincerest condolences to his family and friends, especially Terry and the WUTW team. Hope that knowing he was loved and will be missed by so many will be of help to you at this time.

    Andy boyce
    Thank you Paul for many, many years of pleasure fun and wit, you will be sadly missed by us all. November the 5th will never be the same again, and those wonderful short "plays" with all the different voices from Terry and co. The commute to work is going to be very flat this Monday. Thank you again for brightening my day.

    Wilting Baz
    I have never seen so many thoughts and expressions on sympathy, I hope there's room for one more, Goodbye Pauley, we'll miss you, and thanks.

    Robert Marshall
    A sad loss to us all my sincere condolences to all.

    Jan Tolfree
    No more Dr Wally and Terry's banter - what a team. How I laughed all the way to work, thank you Paul. I echo all the wonderful tributes that have been said, like all great people Dr Wally will not be forgotten. My sympathies to his family and friends and to his great friend, Terry. Keep up the happy work WUTW team Pauly will be listening sitting on a cloud with Eva

    Graham Wiggan
    Sadly missed God bless you Pauly

    Pat Wilkinson (aka Bryony Pointz)
    I feel bereft, as though a lifelong, close friend has passed away. I'm sure Terry will cope on his own, but his loss must be enormous, if mine feels this big. Condolences to his family and all his friends. As one Togg said, it's so sad that he probably never realised how valued a member of Tel's team he was. God bless.

    Dawn Whitelaw
    Very fondly remembered and very,very sadly missed.

    Carol
    Dearest Pauly How we will miss you! We all hoped that you would get better - rest in peace old pal, and keep rockin' in heaven!! You and Eva, along with ray Moore can have a right old knees up - but oh how we will all miss you and your talent and wit. Sincere condolences to your family. To Terry and the Team, we'll all be with you as you have to manage without your muffin man - but we all know that you will for him! Rest in peace Pauly, we'll always remember you with lots of love and affection.

    Carol
    Dearest Pauly How we will miss you! We all hoped that you would get better - rest in peace old pal, and keep rockin' in heaven!! You and Eva, along with ray Moore can have a right old knees up - but oh how we will all miss you and your talent and wit. Sincere condolences to your family. To Terry and the Team, we'll all be with you as you have to manage without your muffin man - but we all know that you will for him! Rest in peace Pauly, we'll always remember you with lots of love and affection.

    Carol
    Dearest Pauly How we will miss you! We all hoped that you would get better - rest in peace old pal, and keep rockin' in heaven!! You and Eva, along with ray Moore can have a right old knees up - but oh how we will all miss you and your talent and wit. Sincere condolences to your family. To Terry and the Team, we'll all be with you as you have to manage without your muffin man - but we all know that you will for him! Rest in peace Pauly, we'll always remember you with lots of love and affection.

    Andrew
    So sorry to hear of Paul's death. I will miss his contributions to the show. He made me laugh so many times which is tribute in itself.

    Rosemarie
    There have been times when I have been driving to work and had to stop the car because of laughing too much. When Tel and Pauly got the giggles it would be too much. Tears streaming down my cheeks I was a danger to passing traffic. Yesturday I had to pull over again, but the tears were for a different reason, listening to the news on the hour. I hope the BBC will post a 'Pauly's best bits' compilation, for us to revisit some spoon playing, song singing, giggling fits. What a lovely man, what a loss to us all, but most of all thoughts to family and friends?

    dorothy scutt, bedford
    what sad news. an invaluable contribution now lost to the togs wherever they are. i do hope he was not in too much distress and pain. condolences to his family

    Robert and Kathy Turner
    Doctor Wally - we know that you never really bothered, but you were damn good anyway! Thank-you for making our morning routine a pleasure. We shall really miss your nieces and that couch, your roadkill recipes and your wonderful music - but most of all, we shall miss you.

    Jane Paterson
    Was really shocked when i heard the news about Pauly.........will miss him. He made me laugh. Will make sure I join Terry and the rest of the team tomorrow. Be strong guys, I am sure you will be....He would want you to be.

    Chris Whittaker
    I can only say that we have lost a giant..I am so sorry..

    Lisa & Alistair Fleming
    I don't think any of us ever gave up hope that Pauly would return. Things will never be the same without him, but he brought us all many laughs over the years that we will all remember with a smile. Our condolences to his family and all the Wake up to Wogan team.

    Chris Channon
    So sorry to hear the sad news of Paul's passing. I enjoyed his laughter, comments and taste in music. He brought me much happiness and, in doing so, made life's difficulties so much easier to bear. He will be sadly missed by me and many, many others.

    Kathy
    Pauly - When I heard the news I felt I had lost a friend - you will never know what a difference you made to others - when you introduced Beth Nielsen Chapman it turned my life round. You will be very much missed - your banter with Terry was the best way to start any day. Deepest condolences to your family.

    Diana
    I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Paul Walters - it was quite a shock and I send my sincere condolences to his family and friends. I am sure they will take comfort in all the messages of love for Paul.

    Helen Camm
    I am still in shock from hearing the news of Pauly's passing this morning. It feels like the end of a long relationship which has spanned over 20 years of Radio 2 listening. Life just won't be the same again. Many condolences to his family, friends and collagues. He was greatly loved and admired and will now be sorely missed. God bless x

    Bob Little
    I had the real pleasure of being in Paul's company on three occasions, two of which were on a golf course. His humour, his will to win, his fair play, his generousity, were the clear attributes of a true gentleman and a truly fine fellow. The "music man" is now entertaining another appreciative audience and I am sure he can still "get a four at the first!" Gone but never forgotten!!

    Glo
    My thoughts and Prayers to all Pauls family and friends especially Terry and the gang. love to you all. Glo

    Baz of Wilts
    I had the grand priviledge of meeting Pauley from time to time, what a lovely kind gentle man he proved to be, we shall all miss him and the two way banter between him and Terry, and may I say a big thank you to Terry for sharing his friend with us.

    Tony and Kathleen Champ
    We would like to send our condolences to Pauly's family. Pauly was like an honorary member of our family and has been and missed by all of Terry's loyal fans.

    Phil Ludgate
    There can be no greater talent than lifting the spirits of millions of people every day in everyway. Dr Wally had a gift that was so rare. To leave this life so early is so sad but to leave this life so loved is incredible. Thanks Pauly, God bless

    Jacqui Stokes
    Never, since the death of dear old Ray Moore have I felt moved to write a tribute to anyone in public life. Dr Wally diagnosed the most fantastic music to get us all going in the morning. His wit made us laugh (the back of my storecupboard will never be the same again - especially the tins of rhubarb!). I even wanted to take up golf!! The Togmeister's team have difficult times ahead knowing that Pauly will never return but they will know there's lots of love and support out here. My love and thoughts go out to Pauly's loved ones and of course to all his countless friends, both those he knew and those, like me, who were at the other end of cyberspace enjoying his music and banter.

    Mary Hewitson
    Pauley Walters and Terry Wogan together-MAGIC!! Their banter, giggles, choices of topics of conversation and fabulous music have sustained me on my drive from home to my teaching job for many years. Their double act helped me shift from home to school mode with sensitivity and humour so many times, when personal tragedy could have made me incapable of doing my job. Pauley,I believe you are now at peace and out of pain. Thankyou for all you have done for so many people over the years. Can I please suggest that some time over the next few days that Terry and the team play, "I find your Love," sung by Beth Nielsen Chapman, another of Pauley's," Finds.' It was featured in the film Calendar Girls and related to the finding of a loved one in many areas of life, even after his premature death. We will find Pauley DOES live on, in so many ways on WUTW,as he left us all a wonderful heritage. With many prayerful thoughts and much sympathy to Pauley's family, friends and especially the team at WUTW.

    Sharn Easton
    Thank you for the music and the laughter. Good night and God Bless x

    Kate and Keith Merrin
    What a fabulous tribute to a great man - despite the fact that so few of us had the privilege to meet him, we all feel we knew him well and the airwaves will be the poorer without him. Sympathies to Terry and the gang - we can only imagine your loss. Undoubtedly Dr Wally's on the heavenly 19th with some snorkers and a glass of pinot grigo!

    Mrs Val Reedman
    I so enjoyed the banter between Terry and Paulie on my drive to work each day. I am now retired but still a fan. Rest in peace Paulie

    H .Dovdalis
    Just so so sorry to hear of his passing,a bit like I felt about John Peel and Ray Moore,he will be irreplaceable,all the cheery starts to the day that he and Sir Terry ,and the others gave to a nation .I do hope there can perhaps be in time a radio musical tribute programme to a genuine and great man. So long.God Bless.

    Pam Bye
    A man who gave great enjoyment to listeners with his selection of music and banter with Terry, will be greatly missed

    Pat Lawrence
    Pauly has been, and will continue to be missed as part of the morning show with Terry. When driving to work I would very often be laughing at the exchanges between Terry, Paul and John and they never ceased to brighten up my day regardless of the traffic or weather. He is a great loss the all who listen to Wake up to Wogan.

    Frances Hobbs
    Iwas so sorry to hear about Paully's death. I feel that I knew him as I listen to Terry every day and I wondered why we hadn't heard about him for sometime. Please pass on my condolences to his family and Radion 2 friends

    Jennifer and David, Cambridgeshire
    What sad news. What joy Paul and Terry have given us over many many years. We may be TOGs but with their boyish banter they kept us all young. Still every time we eat chicken we will remember! Thanks Paul for so much pleasure. You will be sorely missed for a long time to come. Many and sincere condolences to his family, Terry and his many other friends.

    Jayne Darling
    Such a sad sad loss to us all. Children in Need will be worse off this year with no tin of rhubarb or the such like to auctioned off. He was such a contributor and support to WUWW. How is is his printer going to manage with all these tributes, after all he only printed them! God bless you Pauly xx

    Pat and John Barnard
    Very sad news. His contribution to the humour of Terry's show on our retirement mornings always left us smiling before, during and after breakfast.

    Alison
    So sorry to hear that Paul has passed away. He will be sorely missed. Condolences to his family and friends. Special thoughts with Terry for Monday.

    Carole Steel
    I love "Wake up to Wogan" and will really miss Paulley, he and Terry had such good rapport and really I was just waiting for the news that DrWhalley was back. He will be sadly missed by all us Togs.

    ELAINE & VIN
    SO SORRY! PAULY YOU WAS OUR RAINBOW! DAYS ON OUR GRIDLOCKED MOTORWAYS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WE KNEW YOU WASN'T WELL BUT ALWAYS THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE BACK WITH OUR TEL & THE TEAM LIFE HERE WILL NOT BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU BUT I KNOW MY MUM & DAD WILL BE HAVING A LAUGH WITH YOU NOW - RHUBARB & CUSTARD ANYONE? OR TASTES LIKE CHICKEN. GOD BLESS PAULY. WILL MISS U LOADS XXXX

    Mary Locke
    Through so many tears we remember dear Pauly. They are tears of sadness and yet those of happiness for all the wonderful moments. We shall never hear Eva Cassidy without thinking of him. Please pass on our condolences to those close to him. Mary and Guy

    Cookee
    I have listened to WUTW since the 70's and was so saddened to know that we will not enjoy the wit and wisdom of Dr Wally again. His sympathetic and inspired music and production of the show on the Monday after Princess Diana's death will never be forgotten - it enveloped the mood of the whole nation. Thanks for all the other mornings when I have driven to work in tears listening to the Terry/Paulie banter. A very difficult start to the week tomorrow but know Terry will carry on. Hope you can now enjoy some quality time with Ray Moore.

    Gilly Eames
    Oh dear,what sad news about "our Pauly" My husband and I returned to UK from a 4 month stay in Australia,in May, and he was immediatly missed!So very sorry for his family and will be thinking of them......and Terry at this very sad time.Paul, you brought so much fun and laughter to all us Togs.....Goodnight

    Jennifer & Gordon St Andrews
    Thank you Paulie for introducing us to Eva Cassiody.We have been waiting so long for your return to the programme but sadly that will never be.We have such fond memories of you and Terry that will be with us for ever. Please Terry play Eva Cassidy's Over the Rainbow, a wonderful tribute to Paulie

    Gareth Poole
    Words, at least those which would provide the tribute that Pauly deserves, fail me. The fact that we won't hear again those humorous Soto voce addendum's to Terry's prose ("brace yourself......." !!)is sad in itself but his role in the programme was so much more than as the producer. One wonders how many more Katie Melua's and Eva Cassidy's will now go on-noticed ?? Not only thoroughly professional but a smashing chap as well, my thoughts are with family and friends all.

    Derek. suffolk
    he was such a nice man,I once Email Paul to ask about a piece of music he played.within the hour I had a reply!at his busiest time, TW show will never be the same again.a sad loss.

    Kevin Pyatt
    Thanks for making my mornings berable, Thanks for keeping me going when all I wanted to do was give up, Thanks for all the laughs and great music. you will be missed.

    Wilton Shagpile.
    Even though I suspect he wasn’t a real Doctor he helped me get through the day. Top man, a great loss to radio and Togs everywhere.

    graham black
    The Good Doctor,Thanks for all the laughs you & your quips will be missed.Sleep well.

    Sandra Partlett
    Such sad news that we wont' hear our dear Paulie's banter with Terry & Team any more, like all TOGS, I have been waiting in hope for his return to good health and back on our favourite breakfast show.You will be sorely missed Dr Wally - God Bless xxxxx

    Cookee
    I have listened to WUTW since the 70's and was so saddened to know that we will not enjoy the wit and wisdom of Dr Wally again. His sympathetic and inspired music and production of the show on the Monday after Princess Diana's death will never be forgotten - it enveloped the mood of the whole nation. Thanks for all the other mornings when I have driven to work in tears listening to the Terry/Paulie banter. A very difficult start to the week tomorrow but know Terry will carry on. Hope you can now enjoy some quality time with Ray Moore.

    Liz - Southampton
    Such terribly sad news about Paulie, he will be hugely missed. Deepest sympathies to Terry and the team, and to his family.

    Jane Harbone-Jinks Solihull
    There is very little to add to all these wonderful tributes to a lovely man - entertaining and witty. Have missed him so much over the past months but hoped he would be back. Not to be. My thoughts are with his family and all associated with him on Wake up with Wogan - can't imagine how the team are feeling right now. God bless Pauly we will miss you.

    Joy Savill
    How very sad, the mornings are poorer without him. Sympathy to all his family and the WUTW team.

    Helen and all the family in Brighton
    Two men held 8 million in the palms of their hands every morning, lifting us and bringing magic out of the mundane. What a gift! None of us will be quite the same again. Thank you Pauly. RIP. Thoughts too to Terry and all the gang at WUTW

    Jill & John Holland
    Words cannot express the sadness we feel that such a wonderful and funny man has been called to his destiny so soon. We have laughed so much with Terry, Paulie, the togs crew and all the millions of people that have found the show so uplifting. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.

    Glynis Bailey
    I have never written or e mailed a radio programme before but I have to write now and add my sincere condolences to everyone who was close to Dr Wally. I was so upset to hear that he really wasn't coming back. He had a deliciously dry wit which made for some hilarious exchanges between him and the Togmeister and they have made me laugh out loud many a time on the dreary run to work. He also chose the best music selection on Radio 2. I wouldn't blame Terry if he couldn't face Monday's show but my guess is he will and I hope that knowing all our thoughts are with him helps him through.

    Pam and Richard Smith
    It's like hearing of the death of a close friend. We've missed his lovely warm humour and the perfectly balanced repartee between him and Terry. He helped to make our mornings nicer and we're so sad that he's gone much, much too soon. Our hearts go out to his family and friends.

    James Kenny
    He was a brilliant man. It is terrible news. He made the show for Terry Wogan

    Gill and Tony Dawson-Hill, Harpenden
    We were so very sad to hear the much-loved Dr Wally had died - heaven is now the richer for his presence. We felt a special affinity to him as we also live in Harpenden and loved his references to it on the show. We also loved his choice of music and introduction of new artists. Please WUTW, as a lasting tribute to this great man, continue to play great music and don't give in to the playlists. Our sincere sympathies go to his family, friends and colleagues, and especially to Sir Terry.

    Sue
    God Bless Pauly you will be sadly missed, mornings will never be the same again. Condolences to his family, friends, Terry and Wake up to Wogan team. xxx

    Barbara Rodgers
    So sad to hear the news of Pauly's death - there was hope that he would return. God bless. Many condolences to his friends and family. Your humour will be sorely missed.

    Angeline Seymour
    Like so many listners I had hoped that Pauly would be back soon, so I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. All of his colleagues, as well as his family and friends, must be devastated. The banter with Terry every morning was unique and I've missed Pauly's contributions so much.

    Pauline & Craig Billingham
    A man who will be sorely missed by all in the morning. Heartfelt wishes to his family and the mornings will not be the same without the terrible trio who always make us laugh. Thoughts are with Terry and the gang.

    john ellis
    'The Captain of Mid Herts' should start tomorrow's show.

    Fiona (Dibley) Mackenzie
    Although very shocked yesterday when I heard the news.... I have now had time to think of all the things that made up this true gentleman. I will miss him. My thoughts go out to his family, both personal and professional. Thanks Pauly for making my morning drive more enjoyable xxxx

    Andrew & Deidre Moquet
    How sad we were to hear of the death of Paul Walters. He and Terry were one of the great double acts - gentle, understated and wickedly funny. Our drive to work has not been the same since Paul was taken ill. Our thoughts and prayers are with Paul's family, and with Terry and the team at a very difficult time for them all. God bless.

    Eileen & Ken.
    We feel like we have lost a member of our own family. He will be sadly missed. Terry are thoughts are with you and the rest of the team.

    John and Pauline Greenall
    We waited day by day to hear of news of Pauly's return alas it's not to be. Sincere condolences to his family. As mentioned below a fitting tribute would be an Eva Cassidy record I know Terry will do him justice.

    Mike Callaghan
    So sorry to hear of 'Pauly's' passing. His warmth and humour will be sadly missed by millions. To reverse one of his favourite phrases, gone but not forgotten. Rest in peace.

    Mark Occomore
    So many memories one hearing your voice sitting next to Terry in the mornings. Will be sadly missed with all the listeners and those who knew him personally. My Condolences to Pauly's family and to all his friends and all those on Radio 2. God bless..

    David Holmes
    What a thouroughly decent man. Radio was his life, his passion and of course, he was a brilliant programmer. What a great sense of humour too. Pauly was a fighter. We'll all miss him. My thought are with Tel, I know he loved him.

    martyn willis
    Saddened to hear this news, the talented and the 'bringer's of joy' always pass away too young in this world it seems. God bless Pauly,love to his family and I'm sure we all hope Terry and his team of TOGS carry on the great work.

    Riitta
    Miss you Paul, rest in peace ...

    Ruthie
    A man who knew what radio 2 liseners wanted just look at the people he had been involved with besides Wogan . He will be sorely missed Radio 2 and all radio will be the poorer for his death

    Janet, Newport
    I looked forward to the day when Pauly would be back on the radio with Terry, making us laugh with their banter. What a sad day for us all. Sympathy to Terry.

    The Mad Monk
    I had missed Pauly for a number of weeks and was asking friends what was happening, then I saw that he had passed away, I was stunned! I never knew he had been ill, you just would not guess anything was wrong when you heard him with Tel. His genius for choosing the right music is legendry and of course he introduced us TOGs to Eva Cassidy - say no more. He IS missed already.

    Jim Moorhouse aka Colin Flowereear
    I loved the Walters/ Wogan banter. Pauly's contribution seemed always understated and yet originally witty and funny. I aspire to play the guitar as he did - a true talent. I will miss Pauly and my thoughts and sympathies are with his folks and his good friend and comedy partner, Terry who I know will greatly miss him.

    Trish Lewinska
    Pauly Walters was the soothing presence behind the hilarity that was the soudtrack of the journey to work for me over the last many years. My son now 20 was with me most mornings and when I told him of Pauly's sad death his reaction was of shock and sadness; part of his childhood memories were gone. As someone else said in their tribute,Paul never knew how much he was loved and I hope that these messages can bring some comfort to all his family and friends.Thank you for all those funny and warm moments you brought to us all.

    Peter and Bridget Brook
    Paulie - we'll miss you so much. Terry (and the team) - please keep on with the good work in memory of Dr Wally - so sadly missed.

    Dave Hill
    Pauly was part of a great double act! I am sure he never new how much he meant to the listners. Sadly missed, but never to be forgotten.

    KR
    Such very sad news about such a very nice guy. Am sure he'll be sorely missed by everyone.

    Stuart Aldridge
    His choice of music during for the show was my lifeline of getting through the day, and now Dr. Wally will be sadly missed. Terry Wogan as lost a good friend/producer, Monday will be a hard show to broadcast, but a Eva Cassidy song will be ideal to help us through the day and weeks to come. My condolences to his family colleagues and friends. He will be much missed.

    Liz Walley
    Having grown up for years listening to Terry and co. in the morning, I will sadly miss the presence of Pauly, my thoughts and prayers are with his family and the rest of the WOTW team. Keep on smiling and making us face the morning fresh each day, that's the best tribute that you all could give to him. God bless.

    Tracy Grafton
    Like many others, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Wally Paultry's passing. I always thought that he would return to the show at some stage and it never crossed my mind that we wouldn't hear the lively & extremely funny banter between Paulie & Terry again. It started my day with a smile as it did everyone who listened. You will be much missed Paulie - rest in peace. Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

    Monica
    So sad to hear of Pauly's passing. Like many other people who have written tributes, I sincerely hoped he would return to WUTW and didn't realise his illness was so serious. Condolences are sent to his Mother and family and all who knew him personally.

    Kat & Lol Campbell
    He sounded like a lovely man - so did Ray Moore. Hopefully they're having a pint together up above. God Bless Paulie.

    Monic
    So sad to hear of Pauly's passing. Like many other people who have written tributes, I sincerely hoped he would return to WUTW and didn't realise his illness was so serious. Condolences are sent to his Mother and family and all who knew him personally.

    Claire from Wallingford Oxford
    Such a sad loss to Radio2. My day at work was always filled with laughter, as he and Terry would always tell jokes. The one thing they would always ask him at Christmas it would be The Great Escape.

    Roger Freemantle
    Although I never met Paul I feel I have lost a friend. My deepest and sincerest condolences to you all.

    Ruth Carswell
    There is a big Bright Star in Heaven now called Dr Wally. Your bright and bubbly banter brightened my morning ride to work,although i never met you it was as though you were a friend. May you Rest in Peace.

    Ann Jones (Neath, South Wales)
    What a tremendous loss - I'm moved by the passing of someone I only knew only though the medium of radio but feel like your all my friends. My deepest sympathies to all those close to Paulie! You were all such a wonderful team.

    Dennis Nash
    A great loss to all us early morning gigglers. Thanks for the music and memories. RIP.

    Sue Savory,hereford
    Dr Wally,he will be so sadly missed.his repartee with Terry made my walk to work a happy time.RIP

    john & Linda Greentree
    We were very upset to hear of the death of Paulie Walters. We have listened and laughed to Terry & Paul for many years and his witty ripostes will be very much missed.his choice of music was always a joy to listen to. One of life's natural gents. Our sincere condolences to Paul's Mum and all his family

    Carolyn
    God bless Dr Wal. The drive in to work will never be the same again.

    Karen Robinson
    This loss has hit home to all in the WUTW family. Pauly you made our lives happier and you'll be greatly missed. Thank you for the music. Thank you for the laughter. Thank you for being our lovely, funny, sensitive, talented friend in the radio.

    Chrissie Wyatt
    Paul was the perfect partner to Terry in their many reading/singing comments sent in by listeners. He had a special gift of making you think he was broadcasting just for you. We have missed him very much since he had to leave the show and mourn his passing. May he rest in Peace.

    gareth stamp (real name!)
    Paul predicted my needs through his music - pick me up, cheer me up and sort me out. New music, old favourites and sometimes all the records I would have on a desert island in one show. Paul was on my list of 'people I would like to meet'(so is Terry) I'll have to wait a little while but I will look you up when I get there, share a glass and spin the vinyl - god bless you paul thanks for everything say hello to John Peel and the other greats who really changed our lives.

    Margaret Lingard
    I was so very saddened to hear about Pauly. I always hoped he would return to complete the Radio 2 'family' again. I so miss his soft banter with Terry and his music choices were 'spot on' for the morning drive to work. My love and condolences to his family and to the Radio 2 Team.

    Dawn Monkman
    Paul you will be so sadly missed by your many many fans and friends, and I am sure you will leave a huge void in Terry's life both professionally and personally. The warmth of your friendship was very apparant to us the listeners. You will be such a sad loss to millions of people. God bless you.

    Ray Steggall
    Having read all the other tributes, I cannot coherently add anything not already said. My thoughts and sympathies go to Pauly's family and many friends and Sir Terry and his 'underlings', who will, without doubt, continue to do what they do so well. God Bless you all.

    Sheilah Slater
    Listening to Paul and Terry on the show made my journey to work more bearable, sometimes tears running down my face from laughing too much. Goodness knows what other drivers thought I was up to. He will be sadly missed by all who listen to 'Wake up to Wogan'

    Glynis Bailey
    I have never written or e mailed a radio programme before but I have to write now and add my sincere condolences to everyone who was close to Dr Wally. I was so upset to hear that he really wasn't coming back. He had a deliciously dry wit which made for some hilarious exchanges between him and the Togmeister and they have made me laugh out loud many a time on the dreary run to work. He also chose the best music selection on Radio 2. I wouldn't blame Terry if he couldn't face Monday's show but my guess is he will and I hope that knowing all our thoughts are with him helps him through.

    Angela Hatton
    Paul was the type of person that made you like him instantly, he had a softness about him that made you want to mother him, he will be missed by all TOGs and TYGs alike. My condolences to his family,friends and colleagues at this sad time.RIP Pauly.

    Catherine
    So sorry to hear about Pauly. He will be greatly missed.

    Margaret Machin
    Listening to Pauly and Terry every morning on my way to work made the journey so enjoyable. Pauly you will be sadly missed.

    Heather
    My condolences to all Paulys family and friends. I cried when I heard the news and I only knew him as a lovely voice on the radio.The mornings will never be quite the same without him.

    Helen & Karl Suffell
    Pauly (Dr Wally) will be sadly missed. He gave pleasure to so many people with his choice of music. To listen to Terry and Pauly in the mornings was wonderful to start each day laughing what could be better. I really hope he relised how fond all the listeners were of him. Our thoughts go out to his family, Terry and all the team. We will of course continue to listen to dear Sir Terry, but the programme will never be the same with our Dr Pauly.

    Scott Haslingden
    What shone through his briefest of words was his gentleness and more than anything his humour.In the smallest of ways he touched us all.At this time are thoughts are with his Family, Friends and everyone who laughed with him.

    Nuala Hobden
    We have all missed Paul Walters so much since he became another victim of this dreadful disease. My heart goes out to Terry and Alan Deddicoat who together with Pauly were like the 3 musketeers! Deepest sympathy to his family.

    Pat & Richard Underwood
    Such sad news, we both hoped Paul would be back to keep Terry on the straight and narrow. A big hole in all our lives. Thanks for everything Pauly.

    Paco Jaen
    Radio is all the better because of Paul and our lives are all the better for the wonderful music he kindly brought to us. He lived a life to be very proud of.

    Sarah
    Our words are few our thoughts are deep but memories of you are ours to keep

    Irene Magill
    I was delighted when my Togs calendar arrived on Friday. I immediately searched for Pauly and there he was in May, smiling while posing on a boat. To hear, just a day later, that he was gone from us is devestating. I have missed his pithy, dry humour and was hoping so much that he would be back in the studio with the Togmeister. He was much loved and we will all miss him. Its like losing a very dear friend.

    Rob and Selina Wells
    What a terrible shock to hear of the sad death of 'Dr Wally'. We have missed his banter with Terry in the mornings! I particularly remember driving to work one morning when the subject of 'Tintin Abbey' was mentioned. It was just such a funny moment that I nearly had to pull over. God bless him for his wonderful humour! Very sadly missed.

    Pamela
    What very sad news. I'd hoped Pauly would be back one day. I started listening to Wake up to Wogan a few years ago, and the banter between Pauly, Sir Terry and the crew cheered me up no end when I was going through a difficult period in my life. Pauly's great choice of music has meant I have CDs in my collection which will always remind me of him. Gone, but not forgotten.

    Megan Norris
    Sadly missed mornings will never be the same without him. Great music,imaculate timing. Seems like I have lost a personal friend. Condolences to his family and frieds.

    Diane and Maurice Thompson
    We were shocked aand saddened to hear of Pauly's passing.We feel like we have lost a friend of many years. We knew he was ill and have missed his banter with Terry. The show will not be the same without his jovial banter with the Togmeister. Please pass our condolences to his family and close friends.

    Mauramac
    There are those on here who will undoubtedly be able to express the sadness and loss of Pauly's passing much better than I am able to, but I just had to add my few words. It's like a much loved friend has passed away, a good guy with a great sense of fun and a wonderful talent. Thanks for the laughs and wonderful memories and for introducing us to some great music, you will be much missed, but never forgotten.

    Jean from York
    Every morning Paul and Terry brought such laughter into my life. Terry is still very funny but there has been something missing for the past months and now will never return. Deeply shocked. R.I.P

    Scottish TOG
    I have missed Paulie in the mornings and had been looking forward to his return - I didn't realise that he was so ill and have been deeply shocked to hear the news this morning. Condolences to his family, colleagues and friends.

    James Dawson
    I am very sad to hear of dear Dr Wally's passing. The banter between him and Terry was spot on for those of us who dislike mornings. My wife has said before that Terry and Pauly were the only ones who could make me laugh before 8am!! He will be sadly missed.

    Tracy Green
    Really sad to hear of Paul's death, he will be missed so much. Thinking about his family and friends at this sad time.

    Lynda,East Sussex
    So sorry to hear of Pauly Walters Death.Many a day I have cried with laughter at the banter between them all.Condolences to all his family and coleagues.

    Janet Scott. Birstall, Leicester.
    I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Dr Wally's passing. He will be sorely missed. I was so hoping that he would make a recovery from his illness. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time. He will never be forgotten, I do not suppose he realised how fond people were of him - I shall never eat tinned tomatoes again without thinking of him! God Bless you Paul. xxx.

    Matt Bradbury
    I just logged onto Radio 2's website to "listen again" to fridays Janet & John story which i missed, and read the devestating news. The chemestry between Pauly and the togmaster was incredible and he will be very much missed.I class myself as a tog at the grand old age of 31, and have been listening to "wake up wogan" for years. My work mates think i am mad as i am always laughing out loud while listening to the greatest radio "light programme" with my headphones on at work. Thank you Paul for all the laughter you gave me.

    S4HRR x
    Goodbye Dr Wally - with love from a young tog x

    Simon Moore
    Best start to my day was listening to Pauly and Sir Terry exchange "Good morning Doctor". Drive into work hasn't been the same since Pauly departed. Never will again now that departure has been made so sadly permanent. Thanks for all the laughs.

    neil southampton
    will be hard for all at wutw but go and do it for dr wally just remember him the way he would appreciate most fun and laughter

    Carol
    There was deep sadness when the news was broadcast yesterday. We have missed him these past months the banter between the team members was excellent. His musical choices were always a joy, cheered you up on a many a dismal morning. Condolences to all who knew and loved him.

    Christine Bridgwater
    You were THE best and I loved e-mailing you. I particularly appreciated your encouraging replies. I will take my PPL and will do it thinking of you. God bless you Paulie x x

    Michelle from Liverpool
    What a sad loss, what a lovely man. Mornings won't be quite the same again.

    Alan Saunders
    My life, and those of millions of others, is better for his work.

    charles crisp from watofrd in hertfordshre
    i was very sad to hear about Dr Wally.he was a very special man and he will be missed by lots of radio 2 fans.his special relationship with sir terry was magical and they gave the show a lot of banter,wit and humour which was very special.i loved the way he chose the music for the show.all the right music for every day.paul will be very missed and my thoughts go out to his friends,family ,sir terry and every body at bbc radio2

    Margaret Levitt
    Why is it when I never met Pauly I feel I have lost a good friend. Many thanks for years of laughter and joy. All the Togs will be greatly saddened at your passing. My prayers are for your family , Terry and the gang.

    Alison Warren
    So sad after hearing the news. Will really miss the banter between Paul and Terry.

    CLARE from Ealing
    We've missed Paul over the last months, and hoped he would be well enough to return.He introduced us to some great music which we are eternally grateful for.We won't forget him...

    Vivienne
    I was so sorry to hear that Paul had died and just wanted to say how he and Terry made me laugh on many occasion whilst driving my daughter to school. He was extremely witty, with a lovely rich, warm voice and I will really miss him but will remember him with fondness. Vivienne

    Karen Hampson
    So many lovely tributes already paid. How terribly sad to find yet another great talent leaving our air waves. Our thoughts are with Paulies family and close friends, especially The Boss himself, The Togmeister. I just want to say WE WILL MISS YOU A VERY LOT!

    Diana
    Thanks that we were lucky enough to share in such a fantastic radio relationship with Tel, the weather gang, and consequently with ourselves. I'm sure Paulie enjoyed himself hugely - and I'm sure that he's managing a wry smile and a 'mustn't grumble'now.

    Marion and Keith Poyner
    Everything has been said - such a truly likeable man - the world needs more people like Pauly, such a tragic loss. He will be sadly missed.

    Jill Anderson
    A really sad loss I have missed Paul so much always hoping he would get back to Terry and the gang. Condolences all his friends and Family

    Carol
    They broke the mold when they made Dr Wally, the news of his passing broke my heart. RIP good doctor...

    Geoff & Blossom Sothern
    Like all the other heartfelt comments posted, it will take a while to sink in that we'll not hear the Good Doctor and his bon mots again; no more "tastes like chicken", "I never really bothered" or a carefully timed "my word!". No more tips on the appropriate uses of a spokeshave, or on the finer points of naggling. Never again the magic of the Christmas Day Show (always live and never pre-recorded). Doctor Pauly McGonagill McGillycuddy Walters, we've missed you this past year and we'll miss you a fair while yet. PS - We'd like to be associated with the comments of DJ Jono - can the fine people of Togs Org compile a CD of Dr Pauly's finest moments?

    Danny Sayer
    I'm lost for words. Dr. Wally was a very special broadcaster. He will be greatly missed by all of us Togs. God Bless.

    ROSEMARY ASHTON
    I was really saddened to hear of Paul's death. I will miss his banter with Terry. Would like to pass on my condolences to his family and friends.

    Jason Carroll
    Paul was a great man, his birthday video was hard to watch. We shall miss you.

    Tanya Franks
    Such a sad loss, he and Terry are the only ones who could get me laughing so early in the morning. My love and thoughts go to the family.

    Sarah L
    Lovely Dr.Wallington Paultry...I can't believe it. :-( His gentleness and humour will be so missed. I will be listening with my whole attention on Monday at 7.30, in solidarity with all the other TYGs and TOGs. Sending love to his family, and to Terry, Boggy, Fran and Deadly. I wish all 8 million of us could give you a hug.

    Anne - Cardiff
    Heard the news Saturday morning at 10.00am - totally devastated. What else can I add to what's already been said about this great man. Paulie, we'll miss you big time but we thank you for the music, wit, laughter and friendship over the years. My thoughts are with your family, friends, colleagues, members of the WUTW team and Sir Tel. You may be gone but you'll never be forgotten and we'll all meet again one day "over the rainbow". I think some CDs in aid of Children in Need of the best bits of Wogan & Walters would be welcomed by all the TOGS & TYGS. RIP Dr Wally.

    Jeff
    So sad to hear about Pauly's death. He will be sadly missed. As somone has said, he probably didn't realise how popular he was. I loved listening to the banter between him and Terry - it got the day off to a great start. So much to thank them through some hard days. Sincere condolences to his family colleagues and friends.

    geoff roberts(salford)
    Having listened with great pleasure,to the banter between Paul and everybody involved in the Wake up to Wogan programme for a great number of years,it feels as though I have lost a personal friend.Sincere condolences to Pauls family and workmates.

    Phil Gledhill
    A genuinely nice man, who loved music, talent,his job and his golf. The man "who simply printed 'em", will be sorely missed by all his listeners, friends and relatives.

    Maureen Moult
    I was shocked and saddened by the death of Pauly, I have missed his voice and banter since his departure from the programme last year. He will be sadly missed by all us togs. Condolences to all

    Beth and Dave Asquith
    Pauly will live on in our memories and our hearts. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. God bless.

    JANET MARGUERITE TONG
    Will miss you, you really were a friend, rest in peace, God bless you and your family. Love Janet

    Jen Challis, Weymouth
    What more can be said? A great loss to all who knew and listened to Dr Wally. A great loss to his profession. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and work colleagues. Terry and the WUTW team, you will find the strength to carry on just as Pauly would want you to. He will still be watching over your shoulder! Snorkers all round! Respect.

    Linda Dowdall
    I have been ill myself all this year (the big C) and am now on the road to recovery and looking forward to renewing my regular morning fix on the drive to work of Tel and co. I have only dipped into the programme off and on over this last year but it was never quite the same when Paulie wasn't there and I was staggered when I heard the news yesterday. What can I say that hasn't already been said - he will be greatly missed by everyone.

    alan
    god bless you dr wally for making my morning/s so much better your banter with terry and the team will be sadly missed my condolences to his family and friend/s

    Jane and Walter Melling
    Paul and Terry are responsible for bringing us together, Pauly's voice was soft and warm and a perfect foil for Terry's Irish lilt. He will be missed but always remembered.

    Isobel
    We shall miss Paulie so much in this family. He & Terry have brightened our mornings so much for so long. He can never be replaced. Our sympathies go to his family, Terry & all the morning team.

    ADRIAN CROSTON
    There are few who walk among us who spread so much joy warmth and cheer. Pauly did this and so much more. I am so privileged to have lived during his time on Radio 2 and WUTW. He will be sorely missed.

    Mary and Robert Eadie
    We are so sad to hear of the death of dear old Paully, we have so enjoyed his repartee with our Tel over the years, and, like Terry, have sorely missed him this last year. Luckily we saw his video in June this year on the TOGS website , when ordering our Janet & John CD, it will be a lovely last memory of him, when he was so hopeful of being better enough to come back to Wake up to Wogan. All our Sympathies to Paully's Family, & to Terry too, & to all the other TOGS, we will ALL miss him greatly.

    lucy hodgson
    There is nothing new I can say but like everyone else says you dont have to have met someone to feel their loss deeply. His music cheered up the day even on the worst mornings somehow he would pull things out of the bag with an inspired piece of music ,like many have said he broaden music tastes without forgetting old favourite. My sympathy goes to his family for their loss and I can only hope the tributes show how much he was loved and admired.

    Ken New
    Why do I feel the need to write this? I never met the man ... and yet I find myself deeply saddened at the news of his death. Terry and the others will continue to entertain us in the mornings and brighten our days but it will be that much tougher now that Paul's light has been snuffed out too soon. The daily battle with the pips will never be the same! I, and millions of others, will miss him. My sympathy and thoughts go to all his family and those he loved. A sad day indeed.

    One of Wally's Dollys
    I feel as if I have lost a member of my family. My thoughts are with his family and everyone on the show. I'm sure he never realised how much he was loved by so many. I need a Wilting or Chuffer moment to cheer me up.

    Des & Joan Sissons
    We still love WUTW, but have missed Dr. Wally terribly. It's awful to think that he'll never be back. Can't imagine how the team must feel. He brought us many happy mornings and loads of laughs as we TOGS sat in bed drinking our morning tea. God bless and thank you for everything Paulie xxx

    jo copley
    sleep well x

    maryjane robinson
    Goodbye Doctor Wally we'll miss you but never forget you and the contribution that you made to radio.

    Annie Osborn
    Pauly was a lovely, lively voice to so any of us for such a long time and we all loved him. God obviously wanted him up there to make more music. He's now resting with all the greats and he will never be forgotten by all us TOGS. My love goes to all his family and friends and of course to Sir T and the gang because I'm sure they'll find it hard on Monday. Another star in the sky shining brightly. My love Annie

    Judith
    God Bless the 'Captain of our Hearts'.You became part of our daily lives & we will miss you. Sincere condolences to all. xxx

    Dee
    Thank you for being such a lovely person, your great taste in music and for brightening our day - God Bless, Pauly - you will be missed

    ann O rack
    things aint going to be the same without him! RIP XXX

    jean pearson
    pauls voice has been sadly missed these past months.His magnificent choice of music for all circumstances will be sadly missed.

    Brian Chapman
    A great loss. He was a star in his own right.

    Cathryn Morton
    My condolences to all who were touched by Pauly's magic. Thank you for the joy.

    Paul Rowlands
    Like so many TOGS, I wished & hoped for the day that Dr Wally would return to Wake Up To Wogan. How very sad that this day would now never come for the man who was a true innovator & clearly made the show into what it is today. I'm sure that I speak for every TOG & TYG in saying "Goodbye Phil - We'll really miss you". P.S. Let's dedicate next months "WUTW" Fireworks Display to the memory of Pauley.

    annie law
    you know what - us Tog's have lost a friend. Dr Wally has been taken from us far too soon. His interaction with dear old 'Tel and co' is a sad loss to us togs. God bless his family. Rest in peace dear Wally. xx

    DAVE & BRENDA SMITH
    GOODBYE PAULEY---YOUR NOW AT REST AFTER A LONG FIGHT. WE WILL NEVER FORGET THE BANTER BETWEEN YOURSELF AND THE TOGMEISTER. OUR CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY,FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES.-------THANKS FOR THE HAPPY MEMORIES AND FOR MAKING US LAUGH OVER THE YEARS. -------FAREWELL OLD FRIEND

    Gary M - York
    Paul will be greatly missed but not forgotten. He came across as an execeptional nice and charming man. Listen to the Janet and John cd, and smile when you hear Paul enjoying himself.

    Janet Waller
    The world has lost someone who was well loved by millions of Terry's listeners he will be sorely missed.

    Brian & Tricia Crysp
    Pauly will be missed so very much by all us TOGS. The banter and carmarderie between Terry and Pauly will, I am sure, live on in our hearts forever. God bless you Pauly and our thoughts are with your family at this time. xx

    Avril King
    Goodbye old friend - you will be sorely missed by all. My condolences to all his friends & colleagues in Radio 2 and his family.

    jean white
    Paul will be missed by mllions every morning, the show is still brilliant listening but has lacked a certain something since his departure. I am in shock at the moment as we kept being told he would definately be coming back. Paul will be sadly missed.

    Bill Bunch
    It was just wounderful to listen to the banter between Teery and Paul. In my last few months of work it so helpt to start the day, even though the blanket would fall once at work. Thank you both.

    Loe van Haarlem
    Those who have followed the Eva Cassidy story will be very aware of Paul Walters' key role in bringing her music to our attention, but all his services to broadcasting over many years will for ever stand as his monument. It is on sad occasions such as this that we realise only too well, that it is people like Paul who make this BBC so unique in the world. He made a real difference. He will be missed both here and I know in the USA.

    Trevor & Debbie Henstridge
    Pauly, you may only have been the underling!!. But every week since you have been off we have hoped we would hear you back again. So we could enjoy the banter between you and Terry. Sadly it's not to be. RIP Dear Dr Wally, you will be so sadly missed.

    Joan
    Like so many others, was hoping that one day I would switch on and he would be back, but it was not to be. A genuinely and effortlessly funny man whose music choices and banter with Terry and the team often sent me to work literally with a smile on my face. We will not hear his like again on the radio, more's the pity. My condolences to all who knew him personally, the millions of us who didn't have that pleasure are also bereft at his passing.

    Dave Ryan
    A legend of radio who has touched so many. Dr Wally, locked in our hearts and thoughts forever.

    Tylers Uncle
    A Legend and will always be missed. Thanks Dr wally.

    Pat Yeates
    I started reading the tributes, but I couldn't go on for the tears. How we will all miss the banter between Pauly and the team, as we have done these past few months. Here's hoping he is resting in peace at Pancho McGillicuddy's Mexican Cantina in Williams, Az. eating lots of rhubard and tin tomatoes tasting like chicken. Lots of love Pauly.

    Vicki from Cheshire
    It's with great sadness that we all learn of the death of Dr Wally. I am sure he knew how much we missed him over the last year and how things weren't quite the same without him. Long may you continue Terry and the team, in Pauly's memory.

    Peter Bowden, Cheshire
    As a regular listener I did notice last November a reduction in inane chatter, surprising how much I missed it, what a cherry way to start the day, making my journey to the mill so much more bearable. I’m sure Eva and Dr Walters will still be tuning in. They left this place a better place could you or I say that?

    craig spiller of midsomer norton
    sorry to hear of paul passing condolences to all his family and friends.

    Colin S.
    Very sad. Pauly worked hard to create a very special format with Sir Terry and the rest of the team. Milions of us have had our days brightened a little by his efforts.

    Lynne Stone
    He will be very sadly missed, by the BBC and the listeners. His choice of music was excellent and his rapport with Terry even better. God bless.

    Colleen Lindley
    Paul will be missed by his many fans. Although I knew he was ill I waited for his return to the show and now it is not to be. How we will miss his banter with Terry. He seemed a genuinely lovely and very talented man. Thanks Paul for the great music and humour over the years. I feel I have lost a friend. May you rest in peace.

    steve weatherley
    the great man will be sadly missed. his great voice. keeping terry on his toes.it wont be the same. i salut you dear paulie . the paulie walters show will live on.god bless

    sandy dorset
    i was so sad to hear about paulie...my thoughts go out to his family and friends and especially terry.He will be sadly missed, he was a lovely man who along with terry brightened everyones mornings and chose great music.

    Valerie Miles
    I was so saddened to hear of Paul's death yesterday on the radio. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends, especially Terry, Boggy, Deadly and Fran. We have all lost a dear, dear friend. RIP Doctor Wally.

    cliff webb
    a sad loss to radio he often had a clifford t ward song played on terrys show which always mad us happy god bless paul rest in peace

    Tricia Morris
    Can't tell you how saddened I was to hear of the death of the past Captain of Mid-Herts.Love and thoughts to his family. So, Terry, Deadly, Boggy and Fran as a tribute could we please have the wheelbarrow joke? Love to you all, Tricia .

    Sue Cook
    Pauly, Thank you for the music. A sad day for everyone, you made a positive difference in the world to so many people.

    Margie Callanan
    I have never contacted any radio show or celebrity in my life. It's just not me. However, the one exception was when Paul Walters was ill with his back. I sent my good wishes and - in true Walters style - I even got a reply. He was witty, compassionate and wise. A great loss to future broadcasting.

    linda price
    I shall miss him for his humour and banter with Terry but also for his wonderful knowledge and choice of music for the programme

    chris greaves
    the world will b a sadder place for many of us now god bless

    Gill
    Pauly will be so sadly missed, our thoughts and prayers go to his family and many friends especially Terry and all who knew him at Radio 2. Maybe he is sitting on his cloud watching football!

    Sue Paterson
    I was so sad to hear the news - like everyone, I have really missed his input to the programme this year but looked forward to his return. My condolences to his family, friends and of course to Sir Terry who will miss him so very much.

    Stuart Gibson
    Dr Wally what can I say, other than you are now in a place where the fairways are wide, the rough is short, there are no bunkers or water hazards, the greens are true, the holes are the size of buckets and the 19th hole is open 24hrs. You will be greatly missed but I look forward to meeting you for a game of golf one day in the future. You will be sadly missed. Please pass my sincere condolences to his friends and family.

    lynn & mark
    we have missed Paul ever since he has been away - he had such warmth and humour, he presence was always felt in the background, whether he was involved in the banter or not. It will, I am sure, be very hard for the team, knowing he will never return, however his spirit will always be with the programme, and his memory will live on forever in the music of Eva. Thank you Pauly, thank you for the music and the love. x

    April Pardoe
    Like everyone who Wakes Up To Wogan, I felt that Pauly was an integral part of the show. The camarderie between Pauly, Deadly, El Tel, Boggy and Fran was a joy to behold. I was very saddened to hear of his illness and am devastated to learn of his untimely passing. He will be sadly missed, my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends especially Terry as Paully was his right hand for so many years. God Bless Pauly, Rest In Peace Dr Wally, organise some good music in heaven and play some good golf. xxx

    J Ingram
    The amount of tributes here is recognition of the popularity of Pauly on the morning show. We have missed his comments and banter over the last year. He will be missed even more now we know he won't be returning to brighten our morning with Terry. Continue the great work Terry, Fran, Marshy and Deadly - Dr Wally will want to hear all the shinanigans and laughter!

    Dave Barham
    I was deeply sorry to hear of Pauly's death. It has only been during his absence, that I have realised how much of the shows success was down to him alone.

    Tracy & Ron Hill
    Dr Wally touched all of our lives. We will always miss him. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family, friends and everyone on the morning show, especially the Tog Meister. He was a friend to all Togs, mornings will never be the same again. Enjoy the music in heaven.

    James Ebden
    A sad loss, his individuality will be remembered, and missed. My sincere condolences to his family and to Terry. The number of tributes says it all.

    Les & Kathleen Cox
    We are shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Paul Walters. Pauly and Terry entertained us for many years, and I have missed their banter. He will be missed by all us Togs and especially Terry. Our condolences to his family colleagues and friends. He will be sadly missed.

    Chris and Bella Stebbings
    As so many have already said, mornings will never be quite the same again. Our sincere sympathy to his family, friends and most especially, Terry. We will miss him yet we had never met him.

    Chris and Bella Stebbings
    As so many have already said, mornings will never be quite the same again. Our sincere sympathy to his family, friends and most especially, Terry. We will miss him yet we had never met him.

    Caitlin & Graeme
    Thank you for the music. We will miss you.

    Marian, Solihull
    I was stunned to hear of Paulie's death yesterday and shocked at my reaction too, I just didn't realise the part he and Terry play in my daily life, I really was hoping he would be back soon, it isn't quite the same without him however my thoughts are with his family and friends.

    Rachel and Keith Fox
    We've been looking at the tributes to Pauly, thinking of what to say about someone who will be sadly missed more so by Terry. The CD player is on shuffle, Thank you for the music by ABBA came on. Need we say more..................

    Patsy Wayne
    I have emailed regularly to find out where Pauly was, but had no reply. I was deeply shocked when I heard the news of his death yesterday, and really upset. I shall always remember his team work with the others that often made me burst out laughing while walking into work - especially the little ditties he and Terry sang. I'm sure all his friends, family and colleagues at Radio 2 will miss him so much, as us, his fond listeners do. xx

    Glynis Hobden
    I too have wondered why Pauly has not been on the air. With my work commitments I thought I have missed the reasons why. I looked on the Radio 2 wed site and found he was still there. That must be a good sign. How very shocked and saddened to hear of his untimely death. I have missed the Pauly - Tel banter, a treat when I had the freedom to listen. My heart goes out to Terry and the gang and selfishly to us listeners who will miss that part of the programme so very much. God Bless you Pauly and thank you for all you gave to us xxx

    TINA
    ALWAYS ALWAYS MADE ME LAUGH NO MATTER WHAT MY MOOD WAS.THANK YOU

    Rosemary
    Such sad news - thank you for the music Dr Wally you will be missed

    Ellen Brown
    Such a shock I received just now, I'd not heard about Paul's passing. I once spoke to him in George Sq in Glasgow I thought he was so nice, quiet and laid back. I'm so sorry to hear that he has passed away. My Deepest Sympathy to his brother and sister and their families

    Catherine
    Very sad news. Pauly will be greatly missed.

    john rigby
    my condolences to pauls family and his good friends all over britain. who is john marsh going to blame now? poor john.

    Sally Davis
    Sorry to hear about doc wally, he was a great man, where would radio 2 have been without him?

    Susan
    It was with sadness and disbelief that I heard the news of Pauly's untimely death. With all the other listener's of the show I was eagerly awaiting his return to Wogan as it has never been the same since he left. My sincere condolences to all his family and to Terry and all his other friends and colleages. God Bless You Dr. Wally. May You Rest In Peace.

    walter eggon
    poorlier without pauly-here never mind musnt grumble

    the Robinson gang Belfast
    condolances to his family and radio family, thanks for all the divilment, who'll put manners on the Wogan now? Thank you

    Stephanie (shaggedoutteacher)
    There has been such a wonderful outpouring of appreciation for Dr Wally here, I really hope that he knew how much he was appreciated and how much difference he made to people. I will never forget his banter with Terry, particularly the 'hello doctor' 'put your clothes on the chair there next to mine' and all the stuff about his 'nieces' Gone but not forgotten.

    Chris Konieczny
    another good and great man taken too soon. Good Bless

    george mcdonnell
    what more can be said top man rip paul

    Mark Lawler
    Mornings will never be the same again without Dr Wally's cheery banter. Will be sadly missed

    Graham Wale
    A truly great radio person, he will be soorly missed by everyone

    Kevin and Barbara Jones
    Mornings have not been quite the same without Pauly, and now they never will, but the great music he introduced to us and our memories of him will not fade. Thanks Pauly.

    Ken Liddle
    Such a sad loss to us all. I met Pauly on two occasions and he was the perfect gentleman - both friendly and unassuming. My sympathies go out to his family and Sir Terry. We will greatly miss the gentle banter between Terry and Pauly, but I am sure the team will carry on as Pauly would wish and continue to entertain us every morning in a way that only his show can achieve.

    Judy Evans
    The extremely sad news about Paul Walters has left me feeling as though I have lost a dear friend. Over the past few months I have really missed his double-act with Terry and to know that this will never happen again is so very sad. Our lives have been made so much richer for having Pauly in them and he will be very sorely missed. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

    Jim Frater
    8 million people cannot be wrong, he helped create a British institution. 8 million people will find their breakfast now with a litte less flavour, like an ulster fry without the bacon. Thanks for the memories Dr Wally, captain of our hearts.

    Diana & Guy Reynolds
    In our late 50s, we've only been married for five weeks. We met, fell in love, lived together, engaged and married, all the while, listening to Terry and Pauly. Who will ever forget his unintentional "noises off", extensive knowledge of 'Stenders and football and rrhubarb! He will be sadly missed. God bless, dear Pauly.

    Ken and Lynn Hayter
    We have missed hearing Pauly over the past months and had no idea of how ill he was. We are so very sad to hear of his death and we will miss him but won't forget him. Our sincere condolences to all his family, friends and colleagues.

    Sarah, Wigan
    I've missed Paulie since he left the show and have wondered when he would return. I cried when I heard the news today, I've grown up with the show (forced as a child then unable to give it up) and have been listening with my 6 week TYG for news. So long Mcgillikuddy you will be missed x x

    Jan Head
    I have just read all the other tributes and rejoice in the fact that so many people cherished this lovely man. He he has always special to me and I am so glad to find that my sentiments are shared. His memory will last because he was a beautiful man who probably didn't even realise that he had such considerable influence. Condolences to all and thanks to you Dr Wally. Hope these tributes get published in some way and perhaps sold on behalf of Children In Need.

    Peter Smith
    The whole spontaneity of Wake Up to Wogan that built on Terry's natural charm - the mad creation of characters by the listeners and the cheery banter of consummate professionals marked the show. Even without the fantastic listening numbers these two have achieved, these are a great tribute to the man. Those of us who have had the pleasure of enjoying his work, not just in the mornings, but right across the Station, will all be the poorer for his passing. Paul and Terry turned the morning commute into a time of pleasure among mutual friends, and all TOGS are members not just of an informal club, but a group of friends. His family will miss him desperately and like everyone here I wish them well, and thank them for giving us all the pleasure of sharing the talents of such a great and good human being.

    Ian and Georgina
    You helped brighten up the mornings for everyone Pauly, you will be sadly missed by all. God Bless.

    Malcolm Jackson
    I am sure Pauly will be sorely missed by all his family, colleagues, friends and aquaintances, the best possible tribute will be to carry on. I hope all our thoughts will give you strength.

    Margaret Elliott
    I heard the sad news whilst listening to Aled Jones on my way to Church this morning I said a little prayer for Pauly who gave us all many, many hours of fun with the Pauly and Terry show We have all missed him in his illness and are deeply saddened to realize that he will never be back

    Philippa Wiles
    What sad news. Pauly "made" the show what it was as far as I am concerned and was never quite the same without him. How much he will be missed by his colleagues and listeners alike.

    Susan Ingram
    I'm sorry to hear of the Pauly's passing, he's been sorely missed for many a month and now we are to hear him no more. The drive to work just won't be the same anymore. RIP Dr Wally

    Anne, Swindon
    What a loss to Radio 2 and his family. We will always remember him for his 'asides' in the back ground to being with and then more closely to the mike when allowed. He and Terry were a double act. So chin up Tel, perfect pips for Monday we will all be willing them along with you and he will be proud. Love to the Walters family be strong and we will be strong with you. I'm off now to dry the eyes and remember the good times. :-)

    Julie Goble
    We were so sad to hear of the death of Pauly. It's as if we've lost a member of our family. We remember so fondly and with a smile his conribution to radio - as everyone has said, he will be much missed, but much remembered too.

    Sue & Mick
    Thank you Dr Paulie for all the happiness you spread to us all. Chin up Terry -remember the "It was an accident!" Our love goes to all the people who have been saddened by this tragic loss. You will be greatly missed Dr Paul. XX

    Jean Rodgers
    Having read the tributes to Pauly I don't feel I can add much more but would still like to pass on my sincere condolences to his family, friends and all at Radio 2, especially Terry, Fran, Alan and John who all enjoyed such banter - a joy every weekday morning on my way to work. Will anyone think of manufacturing tins of rhubarb and custard now?

    Liz Kingston
    What a tragedy for all listeners and Terry. We all felt we knew him personally!!

    Theresa Owens
    My husband and I have listened over many years to the wonderful banter between Paul and Terry. We have enjoyed the music, the stories (especially Janet and John)the humour, the fun and the obvious comradary and friendship that exists between them all. Although the show has and will continue to go on, Paul will be missed. Terry and co continue to brighten our mornings starting the day off with laughter, and I know where ever he is Pauly will still be making some one smile and brightening their day. Sincere condolences to his family and to Terry who has lost a very special colleague and friend.

    Georgie Llewelyn
    I have listened to Terry and Dr Wally since I was little and now at 30, feel incredibly sad to hear of the passing of Paul Walters. He was a very talented man and his obviously warm relationship with Terry always made me smile.

    Richard and Wendy Powell
    Amazing how a voice has been such a big part of the start of the day to so many. Sadly missed. Our condolences to his family and TW and the gang.

    Joanne and Bill Baker
    We have both missed Paul so much from the Wake up to Wogan Show,this past year. He was such a marvellous character and made a great imput to the show we so enjoy listening to. Our sympathy to his family and friends at this sad loss. We shall miss you Doc.

    Mags from Rochester
    When I heard the news on the Bob Harris show last night, I had a cry - my husband hadn't realised I had such affection for somebody I didn't know, maybe that says how much he touched the listeners. I had wondered why Paul's presence was missing from the show. I didn't realise he was so ill. I too loved the banter between the team. Paul always seemed to strike a chord with me and I found myself smiling and agreeing with so many of his remarks. Condolences to his friends and family at such a sad time.

    cils
    So sorry to hear of Paulie's untimely death, sympathy to his family and Terry and the gang- Thanks for the wonderful mornings when you and Terry put the world on an even keel for us all. A great loss.

    Gerrie Guiry
    When i was ill Terry and Pauly helped me start the day. I have missed him on the show, as he and Terry were a great double act. sending love to all the radio 2 gang and to his family. Bye Dr Wally and thankyou. XXX

    B
    I had the great pleasure of meeting Pauly, Ken and Tel on the flight coming back from Eurovision held in Tel Aviv.I meet many celebs in my line of work and I can say that Pauly was one of the friendliest,funniest and mostcharming gents I have ever met. I will be amongst those who will miss the fun and laughter.Thinking of all on the show and Pauls family.

    Rachel White
    Due to work i was unable to listen to Sir Tel and Dr Wally every morning but when i did catch the show how it brightened my day, the banter left tears rolling down my cheeks!! best wishes to his family, Terry, Deadly and Boggy.

    John Scarratt
    Miss you Dr Wally take care and keep striding the fairways and airways of heaven. XX

    Dee Lectable
    So sorry, thoughts with you all.

    Tracy
    So sorry to hear of Pauly's death. It was so nice to hear his infectious laughter on the Janet & John CD recently. He made Wake up to Wogan what it is. My thoughts are with his family at this sad time.

    another Polly
    Farewell Captain of my Heart ( after Terry that is ! ) Thanks for brightening up each morning with the best choices of music and of course the irreplaceable banter with the Maestro himself, keep your eye on the old boy we need him now as never before to hold us all together ! xx

    Claire Wardle
    I was so sad to hear the news, Why dose God only take the best? Our loss is heavens gain, all my thoughts our with his friends and famil. Find the strength to keep going Terry.

    Barb & Malc Blackhurst
    We are so sorry to hear of Pauly's death. He contributed so much to terry's show, and it won't be the same without him. It will be sad on Monday, but we hope, in the words of Eva Cassidy he "walks in fields of gold".Our sypmathies go to his family.

    Liz Easterby
    Sorry the hear about tht sad loss of Paul (Dr Wally). Terry's show always had that extra spark with Dr Wally. He will be sadly mised. Our thoughts are with family and friends and Eva Cassady Somewhere Over the Rainbow would be nice if you could play it. Thank you.

    Kate, Yorkshire
    What a tragic, tragic loss, hope he can still listen in from heaven. One of life's gentlemen. God rest his soul. To his colleagues, remember memories are forever.

    Sarah Storey
    I was so sad to hear about Pauly. My thoughts are with Terry and all Pauls friends and family.

    another Polly
    Farewell Captain of my Heart ( after Terry that is ! ) Thanks for brightening up each morning with the best choices of music and of course the irreplaceable banter with the Maestro himself, keep your eye on the old boy we need him now as never before to hold us all together ! xx

    Sue and Mike from Luton
    We are so sorry to hear the sad news of Pauly - every morning we hoped to hear his voice and that he had returned to the best programme of the day and to Terry's side, his wit and banter helped us start the day with a smile - the tributes on this page show just how much we will all miss him, such a loss to us all - our love and condolences to his family and friends.

    lewis bryant
    thanks for everything and you will now probably be doing a duet with the wonderful eva cassidy

    Eileen & Phil Hawkins
    Dr. Wally - We will all miss you so very much. Be at peace and continue to keep a watchful eye over us. Condolences to Paul's personal family, Radio 2 family & friends

    Nixson Family
    We'll miss you so much - thank- you for introducing us to Eva Cassidy .

    Irene Kincaid
    My tears of laughter have turned to tears of sadness but thanks for those laughs Paulie, you'll not be forgotten. It's hard to believe you will never be coming back to the show but I know your spirit will live on. My deepest condolences to your family and friends. x

    Dubby Dubby in Devon
    Dear Dr Paulie, It was impossible not to miss you every day when you had to leave live broadcasting with Terry. Every day as the time grew longer, it was so hard to accept that you had to go. 'Life gits tejious' (adapted for us by you for The Togs convention 2002) was a highlight for me and you'll stay in the hearts of all of us forever. Dawlish is still here for you. I'm sure you know how much you are loved. God Bless Bunty in her sad loss. No mother should have to lose a loving son. Like Terry said: 'To know Paul was to love him' How right he is. "I would also like to be associated with the words of the last speaker"

    Derek West
    So many lovely tributes and comments already said. Sad to know that there will no longer be any consultations with the Doctor,whose only presciption was to make us laugh.I had already missed his banter between Terry and the gang when he disappeared from the airways so suddenly.He will be missed even more knowing he will not return. God bless him and my condolences to his family. nor banter with Terry and the gang

    sara ramlot and chris mathews
    just wanted to say how sorry we are to hear that Paul has died. He will be greatly missed by all I am sure. There was always such great banter between him and Terry in the morning. Very sad news, our thoughts are with his family and friends.

    Martin, a tig
    I will miss him

    Deadly
    These tributes say it all. Farewell, you old goat! It was an absolute privilege.

    michael@rippon6600.fslife.co.uk
    Michael Rippon I look up and thank you Pauly,i will miss the banter between you and Sir Terry.

    Trevor Woodley
    i am really sorry to hear paul has died he was to terry what eric was to ernie r.i.p

    Amanda Brassington
    It was with shock and sadness that I just read about Pauly. I can only reiterate the sentiments of other TOGS written here. My sincere condolences to his family and to Terry, Boggy and Fran, who are no doubt going to find it hard to broadcast in the coming weeks. with love and hugs to his family and friends Amannda xxx

    Harry and Wendy Gilvear
    We were so sorry to hear of paul's death, it was so refreshing to hear the banter between Terry and Paul, he will be so missed. Our condolences to all his family friends and workmates.

    maureen and alan thomas, rochdale
    so sad to hear of Paul's death. He is a true professional, with a wicked humour and will be sadly missed. Condolences to his family and friends, RIP

    Anne Couper Woods
    My thoughts are with Paulie's brother and sister and of course his many friends. We the listening public have had our lives enriched by Paulie's wit and discerning musical taste. But it is for his gentle voice and love of fun that I will remember him most. I'm pleased for Paulie his suffering is over, but will miss his contribution to WUTW every morning.

    Mar y Carter
    I wonder if he knew how much he was admired and loved? We will remember always. The words I feel have all been written....so....ditto

    Simon & Gaye Ward
    All the lovely things already written about Pauly show how much he was loved by everybody so there is very little we can add other than we will always miss you and our deepest sympathies go to his family & friends especially Terry, Boggy, Deadly & Fran who will miss him most of all.

    Jan Moir
    How Sad. Let's hope memories of Dr Wally keep the nations commuters smiling through the tears tomorrow morning. Condolences to all his family and friends, and 'Good Luck' to Terry and the team for Mondays show. R.I.P Paul Walters.

    Shelagh
    Mornings driving to work will no longer be the same. My thoughts are with your family. RIP Dr Wally xx

    Angela Mundy
    Due to starting work at 07.30 I havn't been able to listen to Wogan for a long time but remember with affection the lively banter between him and Paul Walters. It made me smile many times and I was shocked to learn of his death at such a young age, particularly as I was unaware that he was unwell. A sad loss.

    Neil Clarke
    I was shocked when I heard that Paul had died.My thoughts are with his family and friends.He will be sadly missed.

    Derek Kerr
    Just after the 8:30 news every morning you could be sure of that great song, the one that made you want to pull over if you were driving or stop whatever you were doing.

    Krystyna ,Manchester
    Monday will be a sad day, "Dr Wally" will be sorely missed, fond listening of all the banter between you all-thanks for those memories, you get me to work in the mornings through thick and thin.

    john owens
    sad- he helped to make the start of a day special with a smile on my face

    Ian W
    I take my kids to school and we listen to the WUTW show, Like other people I am sure I got the ''why do we have to listen to that'' protestations etc, then one day shortly after he became ill my 15 year old asked ''wheres Dr Wally gone when will he be back?'' It was my older daughter who is now at university who first spotted the news on the internet of Paulys passing and she was much upset so you see his great choice of music and banter had got through to all ages. During last weeks show Terry mentioned that Dr Wally was not ''the mae west'' and that not a day went past that he did not think of him then they played David Gates The Guitar Man I thought at the time this was a special private message sent through the airwaves by two great mates whilst allowing the rest of us mere mortals to listen in. Dr Wally was a champion and all round good egg who will be missed by us all and my teenage kids included

    Mrs Merle Wort
    I am sorry to hear the sad news about "Pauly". Terry and Pauly had the best banter on Radio2 and he will be missed by so many listeners!

    John Cruxon
    So shocked and sad to hear of Paulies death! I am sure the WUTW team are devestated at the loss of such a good friend and team member.The brightness and laughter Paulie along with Tel brought us all will be sadly missed. RIP Paulie

    Helen Graham
    I am so very sorry to hear Pauly has died. The banter between Terry and Dr Wally made mornings bearable. Condolences to his family and all those who worked with him.

    Iain Carlton
    With Terry, Pauly brightened up many a weary morning on the way to work. He will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered. RIP.

    Catherine Williams. Nantwich.
    Why is it that these lovely gifted people are cruelly snatched away from us when they have brought such joy our lives ? Paul Walters was such a person. I send to his family, Sir Terence, & all his friends at Radio 2 my most sincere & deepest condolences. At peace now, with Eva Cassidy, in Fields of Gold.

    Alison
    I was so sorry to hear that Pauly had passed away.Like millions of other listeners,I've missed him this year and he's left a huge gap.My condolences to his family and friends,especially Terry and the WUTW team.We miss you,Pauly.xx

    mick saunders
    the mornings will never be the same

    Turbo MH
    A true Gentleman he would have been very flattered indeed to have been able to have seen so many kindly tributes. The real Mr Nice guy.

    Jean Turner
    I will miss Pauly Walters very much. Paul was such a wonderful, funny and charismatic ma and brought to each and every day a happiness so rare to find. Thanks for the music and the wonderful memories.x

    Susan Freeman
    A great loss, will be missed by all

    Margaret Collie
    It was with a sense of overwhelming sadness I heard of pauls death. Very much like with John Peel, I felt we had lost a dear friend.His warmth and sense of fun, combined with the rest of the gang, shone through the breakfast programme. My thoughts go to his famil.y, and indeed to Terry @ all concerned with the show, that lightens the lives of all fortunate to hear it. Goodnight dear friend

    Julian Corner, Whitby
    Dear Pauly, How many happy hours I've spent listening to your contributions and asides, making the show so much more interesting than without you. Loved your laid-back style, comments and witticisms. Terry: Why didn't you ever become a Doctor, Pauly?" Pauly: "Never really bothered". Loved your tastes in music. Love to your brother and sister. Old Alf, (Mr Hartigan) - Whitby.

    chrissy
    what can we add to all the tributes already paid. We will miss you Pauly sleep tight xx

    Nanny Nanny
    Paul & Terry got me through the most difficult 8 weeks of my life a few years ago, they were what helped me to face the day with a smile on my face and I have never forgotten that. I have missed your banter with Terry and the rest of the crew. My thoughts will be with Terry on Monday morning. God Bless you Paulie, heaven will be a better place with you there.

    Carole
    Such sad news because we were all hoping he would soon be back on the show. I'm trying to keep in mind all the funny memories - the spokeshave, naggling, the nieces, tinned tomatoes - wasn't there a flounder impression he did? I often used to wonder how he did that!

    Keith S
    A friend we never met, yet we didn't need to meet - we all knew Dr Wally so well. Sympathies to all. The Spokeshave and Allen key routine will never have the same ring to it...

    Paul
    I have arrived for work on countless Mondays with a smile on my face, thanks, in a large part to Paulie fantastic choice of music and witty contributions to the show. I will miss him and this Monday I won't feel so good.

    Clare Smith
    Such sad news. Keep smiling Terry and gang. Paulie will be with you in spirit for every future program aired, every Janet and John cd sold and every Eva Cassidy record played. Condolences to all family and friends.

    jules
    Thankyou to Paul for supporting CLIFFORD T WARD and his music................it won't be forgotten.

    Air Guitar Man
    In difficult times in my life, Pauly and the team were a ray on sunlight. To Pauly's 'family', at home and work,I am sure you have cried many tears along with millions of us. Pauly's spirit will remain, and although the future will will be difficult, close your eyes , remember the good times , and smile, as I am sure that's what Pauly would want us to do Take care of yourselves

    Steve Holder
    I haven't been able to catch much of the show for quite a while and, when I did, I was struck by the very noticeable absence of Dr Wally. Not realising he was ill it came as a great shock to read in today's paper that he has passed on. Thanks for all the surreal chuckles, Pauly. I'm sure the funeral will be packed by you=r many loving nieces.

    Steve Whittock
    Like most of the TOGS/TYGS here I never had the pleasure of meeting Paulie, but always felt that I knew him so well. I was away when he first went "missing" from the show and until yesterday never knew exactly what had happened and why he was no longer there. Everyone of his family and friends must be devestated. Of course the, "show must go on", but there will always be a little something missing. I have spent the last half hour or so shedding a tear reading the tributes, but he'd prefer us to be having a smile and a snorker so that's what I'm gonna do!!!!!! Rest up Paulie no more pain and I know there will be a time when I hear Terry and you with your spoons giving us a rendition once again of one of the "standards"!!!! Sleep sound Doctor Wol!!!!!!

    Paul&Jane Canning
    so saddend to hear of the death of Pauly Walters.To me Paul was last of the great BBC producers the professionals professional.My thoughts go out to his family and to everyone on Radio 2 that had worked with him .Our mornings will never quite be same.

    Derrick and Ann Harris
    Pauly you will be missed, a true "Captain of our hearts"

    Pam and Roger Sissons
    I do hope Pauly was aware of the fondness and great regard people had for him, a man together with others to put a rip roaring laugh (even if you were in the car on your own!) into the mornings traffic jams.

    Arthur Mo
    In honour of the great Pauley,we have had tinned tomatoes on toast for breakfast and chicken and tinned rhubarb and custard for dinner...what great meals,what a great geezer,irreplaceable,deepest sympathy to his family and friends

    Hazel Johnston
    Dr Paulie will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with his family and of course Terry and the team.

    Keith and Sylvie Hughes
    Isn't it sad, that, it isn't until someone is no longer there before we tell them how much we appreciate them. Paulie - always quietly in the background - can never be replaced. Terry, Alan and Johnny will carry on doing the fantastic job as always but there will be a missing link. God bless Paulie and thank you...

    carol curnow
    I cried when I heardthe news.Oh Dr Wally, you will be sadly missed. God Bless.

    ogregill
    we are sorry to hear the sad news of Dr Wallys death, we wre only talking about him on friday and saying how much we missed him, his laugh would make you laugh even if you were havin a rotten morning. Even my 2 teenage children were very sad at the news, they listen to the show but dont tell their friends,our deepest sympathys to his family.He was a wonderful man, and will be sorely missed.

    Denise Batchelor
    Remembered with great affection and gratitude for the perfect choice of music for early mornings which made the early start easier to bear. Also, thank you for your input with the Togmeister, Deadlycoat, Boggy and the wonderful Fran. We shall all miss you and like previous tributes, what a shame you are not here to see how loved and popular you are - I bet you are somewhere (possibly a golf course) watching the Togmeister to make sure he is doing it right! God Bless

    Elizabeth Martin
    Losing Paulie is devastating. He was a lovely, lovely man and his absence from Terry's show has been hard. He will never be forgotton though and will be present in spirit.

    Shaun Taylor (trencherpilot)
    So Sorry to hear of Dr Wallys death. He will be sadly missed by all Terrys listeners. Can't believe we'll never hear "Did I Print That?" again!!

    David Lawson
    Such sad news. God Bless you Paul.

    Darren Richmond
    So sad that we always say goodbye to the best people to early. We will be thinking about Terry and the gang who will find monday's show very difficult and we will all be feeling for you Terry.

    Bryan & Fay Greeves
    How sorry we were to hear the news. Our heartfelt sympathies go to Pauley's family, friends and colleagues. He will be a great loss to Terry and other members of the show not just as a producer but a true friend. Like many listeners, we tended to regard him as our friend too.

    Miriam
    What a lovely man and what joy and affection he brought to the show every morning. Our thoughts and best wishes are with his family both at home and on the show.

    Colin Kelvey
    Having met Paul at Secondary school we shared some early musical adventures and a lot of laughs, even then he had a wicked sense of humour and great musical taste,which continued to mirror my own. I am proud to be able to call him a good friend. I kept in somewhat infrequent e-mail contact with him, he also remebered our days together listening to Helen Shapiro etc., despite the fact that he was a household name. Rest peacefully old mate, you have left a lot of people saddened by the loss, but with many, many happy memories.

    Steve
    Our loss is their gain; wherever Pauly has moved on to it will be an epic production, filled with laughter and the very best music. Heart felt condolences to loved ones left behind.

    Nicola Hayes-Holgate
    I am very saddend by this news. Such a loss of a lovely man. Heartfelt sympathies to all close to Pauly.

    Caz Wilkinson
    Love and prayers to your family and friends Pauly. Your passing has caused much sadness but hopefully you are playing golf somewhere over the rainbow as we speak. God Bless you for all you were to us and always will be.

    Sue & Geoff Gulliver
    Just a note to say how sad we are to hear the news and to join with all the heartfelt sentiments already expressed. Our thoughts are with Paul's family and friends and also with Terry and the team.

    Caz Wilkinson
    Love and prayers to your family and friends Pauly. Your passing has caused much sadness but hopefully you are playing golf somewhere over the rainbow as we speak. God Bless you for all you were to us and always will be.

    Ian Palmer
    Words can not express the loss of Paulie Walters .His sense of fun will still stay with us ,through the Togmeister & the team ,may he get the send off he deserves... LAUGHTER !

    John Connor
    Farewell to the Mid Herts Maestro (soft hands). It's difficult to believe that the mornings won't resound any more to the banter between the two "doctors". How will his "nieces" cope? But his legacy lives on in my CD collection in the shape of everything Eva Cassidy ever recorded. Thanks, Paulie, and goodnight.

    Les.Birchall
    Thankyou for the music and the fun.God Bless

    Jean and Richard Lambert
    Such sad news, our sincere condolences to Paul's family and friends, we will mourn his passing with you, but hopefully the programme will continue in his memory

    Andy Cooper
    Dr Wally and the rest of the team on Terry's show always, always, always produced the right balance to produce magical radio and his are boots which will never be filled. His passing is a great sadness and my thoughts are with all his family and friends, especially at the BBC.

    Lynne Horton
    I thought it odd that Pauly disappeared so suddenly from our ears and only now do i know why......such a sad loss. I love Wake up to Wogan and whilst Terry and Co. keep up the banter and continue to entertain us there will always be a part missing now Pauly is gone. My condolences to his family and friends.

    Robby Morris
    Like so many millions who never met nor knew him personally, I'll miss him, that says it all.

    mandy stack
    RIP Dr Wally-you're candle burned out long before you're legend ever will.

    Paul
    There's little I can add to all the comments - life in the mornings has never been the same since Paulie left and this is such sad news. I suggest that Radio 2 should dedicate this year's Children in Need Appeal in memory of Paul - it would be a fitting tribute to a much loved friend of millions.

    Roberta Mackie
    We feel that we too have lost a friend. His banter with Terry and the choice of music was first class.We might never have heard of Eva Cassidy had it not been for the Programme. Our thoughts are with his friends and family and without a doubt,he will be sadly missed.

    cathy
    gosh, what horrible news to wake up to!! Poor Dr. Wally. He was such a character and will be desperately missed by the WUTW listeners, as he has been for most of this year. I have asked many fellow listeners where he had gone but none knew, now we do know and the realisation he won't be back is hard to comprehend. God Bless Paul Walters and thankyou for helping to make early mornings more bearable. God Bless Terry and all Pauls family too.xxx

    russell clark
    will be sadly missed by all togs, sympathy,s to terry and pauls family. THE TOG IS DEAD LONG LIVE THE TOG.

    Kathryn Rowe
    Have missed your contributions to Wake Up to Wogan...Pauly.. what a great loss for all TOGS, Terry, your family and friends. I bet you are entertaining them 'up there' now. It will be sad not to be able to hear you and Terry weekday mornings... make sure you keep and eye on him from a distance. Feel like I really knew you . God bless and look after you Pauly. x

    dave r.
    farewell then Pauly you were and are a true TOG and have now trumped 'Sir Tel' by being elevated to a GOG (Gods own Geezer). Like others I cried with laughter on journeys to work because of the outpourings of idiocy between the two of you on my car radio. I survived somehow but now I am crying again because of you, someone I never met. God's blessings to your family. Ps If you get some free time- say when it's too cloudy to play a round - build a shed for me. Love from everybody.

    Jean Lambert-Allen
    So sorry to hear the news. He was a truly remarkable man. I never met him, but it would have been an honour for me just to shake his hand. I often think of the times I have had to wipe a tear from my eye because of the banter between Paul and Terry.

    Paul Bezer from Hertfordshire
    How sad!! These tributes say it all, I have tears in my eyes reading them. Dr Wally will be sadly missed and I was shocked to learn of his death. My deepest condolences to all his family and friends. My heart goes out to Terry and gang for Monday's show it won't be easy!!

    AKO Smith (12*)
    I am luckier than most, I was fortunate enough to know Pauly (12*) personally as a fine friend, as the other member of the irritant factor TOGs rating committee and as a golf partner and opponent. So many treasured memories: Sunday morning breakfasts (tinned tomatos and bacon on toast) before the dreaded draw (Paulys rubber was Director General): Those great contests on Invitation Day at Mid Herts with the Skoda driving Ettergranston (spelling? his guest) and my brother, PJ, the bandit from the west (my guest): Wonderful TOGs matches and evenings with our friends from South Herts where we were royally entertained by Terry: That lovely day in June at the Mid Herts Club Championship where Pauly acted as starter and we spent the day remembering better times and generally scoring the players on their irritant factor TOGs rating; 1s are extremely irritating, 10s are good chums and there are only 3 12*s (top secret): Matron, our caddy, (herself fighting the good fight) is a 2*NTHB, a top rating as Pauly always insisted: Pauly always loved playing for the Old Roundwood Parkers in our Old Boys Shield and was delighted when they won the trophy beating those public school toffs. I will miss him terribly but take comfort that at least he is out of pain now and that I was lucky enough to have spent many happy hours in his company. My sympathy goes to his family, sis and stav, Terry and all at the Beeb and his many, many friends. Pauly could never do enough for you whatever the request. But be careful out there because he will be in heaven scoring you on your irritant factor TOGs rating right now! RIP mate much love Tony x (AKOS,TBoy,Smudge,Senior Master)

    Margaret Sinclair
    I am so sad to hear about Paul. Loved his dry sense of humour and his chit-chat with Terry. The music he chose was great and I have been a fan of the programme for years. He was a great producer and will be sorely missed by everyone, especially Terry, and all TOGS and TYGS. My condolences to his family.

    Julie & Brian Wilkins
    Like many, we eagerly anticipated the return of Dr Wally, so to hear the awful news has left us shell shocked. The Mid Herts Maestro had become a friend to us despite us never meeting him. Our thoughts are with his family and many friends.

    Marion & Paul Stoneham
    We were stunned to hear the sad news. Our heart felt condolances go out to his friends and family. We talked about him with friends at dinner last night and he will be missed by many more people than he will ever know. We raised a glass to our favorite 'medical man'although we know he 'never really bothered'. Rest in Peace Dr Wally.

    Kelvin Currie
    I am so sad to hear of Paul's passing. He was an integral part of the show for so long, not to mention Eurovision!He will be missed by milions and radio has lost a real expert. My condolences to his family also to Terry and the team.

    Susan Taylor
    He shall be missed. Terry, Bogy, Deadlicoat and Fran along with Pauly made listening all the more funny. His banter and the ability to laugh at himself and everyone & thing was great and really brightened my commute each day, between Terry and Pauly it was a laugh to cheer me up. His voice smooth as butter and his ability to find new music which then greated stars was amazing. You shall be missed, and I hope up there you are organsing the music for them.

    Tim & Mary Hughes
    A rare talent who brought us wonderful music together with much needed humour. In addition to these gifts we can only have the deepest admiration for his bravery over the past few months. We have so many happy memories of listening to Paul in the mornings. We know that he will be sadly missed by all those who knew him and listened to him. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

    Bob
    Mornings will be a sadder place without Pauley but the legacy will live on in the music

    Margaret Heath
    So many tributes to a great man. Pauly & Terry would have me in stitches when I was driving to work in the mornings, making the start to my day a happy one. Pauly, you will be greatly missed. Condolences to his family and friends on WUTW.

    Pete Jones
    i travelled to work for several years with Terry, Dr Wally and the assorted newsreaders. They all made me laugh out loud on many occasions, quite apart from Pauls superb musical choices. I no longer travel in the mornings but i will tune in at 7:30 on Monday as a tribute to him. Sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to Terry I hope you can keep your chin up, and will you be looking after the nieces from now on?

    John Brown
    Pauly was about one month older than me, and from what I have heard from listening to the programme over what seems like many years our outlook on life was very similar, from his obvious love of Hancock especially' The Blood Donor' to his interest in cricket. What I will always be grateful to Pauly for is EVA CASSIDY if not for the good Doctor(he never really bothered)we probably would never have heard her magical performances.

    joyce c keighleyr.i.p
    rip paul god bless you

    David Lucas
    In 2001, I spent a long time coming to terms with the fact that I neede a guide dog. In those long months, it was Terry and Pauly that kept a smile on my face and whenever i sank in to self pity I could hear Pauly say " Nust'nt grumble". Well sadly he is gone and I feel like grumbling quite a lot and yet I Know that is not what he would want. God Bless You Pauly.

    Iris Sheyes
    I wept when I heard the news yesterday. Today I read the hundreds of tributes posted here and shed another tear. When I hear 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' on Monday, as I am sure I shall, this Old Gal will shed another. A heartfelt thank you, Pauly, for the music, the wit and the professionalism. My condolences go out to Terry, Boggy, Deadly and Fran; him family and friends; and the millions of listeners who've lost a chum.

    Geraldine Ross
    I felt I knew Paul although I was never fortunate enough to meet him - his humour came through in the interaction with Terry on the show. His choice of music was fantastic. He will be missed by many of his fans. I had always hoped to be able to play a round of golf with him - although I don't think he played much with women!!

    Mary Jones
    Such sad news particularly as I never knew that Pauly was suffering. He is free from pain now but his passing will leave a gap for all of us TOGS - he and Terry were a great double act. Sincere sympathy to Pauls family and friends and to the WUTW crew. Thinking of you.

    Eileen Harper
    So sad to hear that Pauly has died. It was a real joy to hear his delightful banter on the radio. We will miss him.

    Tracey Card
    He will be so sorely missed. He added that extra special touch to what is an outstanding programme. The banter that he and Terry shared was priceless .

    Dawn Rudd
    The morning drive to work just won't be the same! Paul & Terry's banter always helped to set me up for the day & invariably gave me my first smile of the day... Thank you for that. Please pass on my sincere condolences to all his family & friends.

    Louise, Crawley
    My deepest sympathies go out to Paulie's family and friends on his passing, he will be sadly missed. XXX

    Helen Murphy
    I was greatly saddened to hear of the death of Pauly Walters. He will be missed.

    John Kidd - Ealing
    I once unexpectedly met Pauly. In June 1997 I was in the audience for a TV show presented by Terry. That evening Terry would come into the audience and briefly introduce his radio producer to everyone. Quite by chance I found myself sitting next to Pauly. While we were waiting for the programme to start, Pauly and I got chatting. I was struck by Pauly's easy manner and his readiness to have a friendly word. What a great guy!

    Gillian L
    Such very sad news and like many others I don't think I appreciated how seriously ill Dr Wally was. I just thought he'd be back one day. With so many lovely words said already it's hard to find anything new to add so I'll just say that he will be missed and I think especially on Monday morning's show and I too wish to add my sincere condolences to Terry and the WUTW gang and of course Pauly's family and friends.

    Mina Moffat
    Dr Wally - gone but never forgotten. You made the TOGS show so very much alive with Terry. You will be sadly missed by all.

    Chris and Heather Winter
    We are devastated by the news. Please pass our condolences to Pauley's family and the whole 'Wake Up' team. The world will be a poorer place without 'Dr Wally'

    Kathy Mason
    I feel so sad about Paulie so I cannot imagine how Terry must feel. You could sense the 'on air' chenistry between them and I will always remember Terry dragging Paulie round the shops at 5:00 every Xmas eve......Thanks for the memories Dr Wally

    Trish Morgan
    Pauly had a unique gift through music to touch peoples hearts. I will miss so much his contribution to my life but know that he is now making music with the angels. My thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues and to everyone who knew him through his music.

    Liz Tipping
    Dear Dr Wally - he will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with his family and Terry and his underlings.

    Jan and Terry
    We were so sad to hear that Paul had passed away. The wake up to Wogan is a must for us every morning,it starts our day with a smile. Our thoughts go out to Paul's family, Terry, Alan, Fran, John, and all those who help to bring us all the best show on the radio. He will be sadly missed by all. Thank you Paul.

    Darren Churchill
    More sorry then I say say to hear of this tragic News. Listening to Dr Walley and with Terry brought to millions of listeners a that magical sparkle of warmth, comfort and such hilarious fun to set the nation up for the day ahead. What a unique and Dynamic working relationship, and long live on the wonderful memories of this. My hearfelt sympathy to Terry and Paul's family at this time.

    Beth Aroony
    TOGs bow their heads in sadness today. We send our condolences to his family and to Terry's team who have lost a dear friend and colleague but know that they will celebrate Pauley's life and contribution and keep the nation laughing out loud for years to come.

    mark grantham
    what can i say that hasn't already been said about dr pauly, i was absolutley gutted to hear of the sad passing of the captain of mid herts and every time i hear that song by 'double' i will always think of the smiles he and sir terry brought to my face, our loss is heavens gain, may you rest in peace pauly and thank you for the memories

    Eddie Blackstone
    Paul was always ready with a word of encouragement to writers and performers and he was willing to give newcomers a chance. Thanks for the memories Paul

    mackie
    like many here i didn't know pauly but cried when i heard the news yesterday. my thoughts are with his family and and those fortunate enough to know him.

    Ronnie Sheehan
    I am really saddened to hear of Paul's untimely passing.

    Jeanette Jones
    There will be a space in my mornings that will forever be Paulies. His wit and laughter helped to start the day. With sincere sympathy to all Paul's loved ones. God Bless.

    Bernard Jones
    How saddened I was to here of the Death of Paul Walters . His choice of music and sense of fun was intoxicating. His rapport with Terry wogan was a delight to listen to, his sense of fun warmed me on dull morings driving to work. It was like listening to a friend and not to hear him again has left a huge void. God bless you Paulie, you will be missed by millions

    Marion
    Yesterday was a very sad day with the loss of dear Pauly. He and Terry were like a hearty breakfast that got our day off to a good start. I have read many tributes and he was obviously a very good man who has made a difference to thousands of peoples lives. I hope the many tributes will bring comfort to Pauly's family and close friends.

    Peter Keen
    So very sad to hear the news, our hearts go out to Pauls family and friends. One thing that we all enjoy are our memories and Paul will live on in them each time a chance remark reminds us of one of his quips and brings a smile to our face.

    Michelle Adams
    So sorry to hear about Dr.Wally he will be truly missed by everyone.

    Neal Dovey
    Who could 'Paulie' Walters. With his light hearted banter with Terry and the double entrendres when Terry was reading the Janet and John stories with John Marsh with outburts of laughter. There was always laughter with tht other news readers with Paulie,s one liners. But when Alan Dedicote was the news reader, there was so much laughter between the three of them and the times the three of them nearly 'lost it' was something that I'm sure must have brought traffic to a stand still! He will be sadly missed.

    Trish & Jon Mead
    Taken too soon as so many of the best ones are. We hope Dr Wally knew just how popular he was and what a impact he made to the programmes he produced. Wake up to Wogan would never have been such a huge success without him. He will be sadly missed by all his admiring public. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.

    Cathy Walsh
    There is nothing more I can say! The Lord in his heaven is so much richer now our Paulie is with him! Good night God Bless Paulie. My love and prayers are with Terry and the team and very much with Paulies family.

    Sue Gardner
    Thinking of you all Terry, & Pauls' family. He will never be forgotten by us all old togs.

    Valerie Craigie
    We are crying today for a friend we never met Who enhanced our whole life with such fun He has walked through a door that we all eventually take, And as sad as it is, it's not done. I can picture him now with a smile on his face Sorting through papers and music galore, Getting ready for us, his devoted old TOGS Who will eventually go through the same door. The memories remain until we hear you again, And hear you again we will. So until that day God Bless you Pauly, and thank you for being a friend.

    Josie Taylor
    All those years ago when I agreed to do the Moon Walk I had to work out my own training programme and so "walk to work with Wogan" was the result. I left home at 7.30 and I am sure people must have wondered at the female wwho was walking with tears streaming down her face I used to arrive at work at about 8.45 but it didn't half set you up for the day, so I still do "walk to work with Wogan" not as often cos my man is quite poorly at the moment and in hospital. We will all miss Paul and his spokeshave but what wonderful memories we all have. Monday is going to be so hard but Wogan and his underlings will know that we are all there willing the show to be the best and it will be for Paul.

    susan
    Very saddened to hear the news of Pauls death. Driving to work wont quite be the same anymore, it was great to start the day with a damn good laugh, I know my work colleagues will feel the same. Condolences to his family and friends.

    Diane B
    Such sad news, a real loss. My thoughts are with everyone who feels the pain of his passing. We have lost an on air patnership (not to say friend) that can not be replaced.

    Magz
    So sad to hear that Pauly is no longer with us. Like everybody else I will miss his great rapport with Terry and the team (I know what team?) At a very difficult time in my life I was kept going by WUTW and often had to stop the car to giggle at the antics of Dr Wally and Terry. He will be very much missed and I would like to send my very sincere and heart felt sympathy to all who knew and loved him. God bless Pauly xxxxx

    Maddy
    So sad ,hewillbe truly missed

    Muriel Farley
    What a shock it was when Aled Jones announced the death of Paul. We all knew something was radically wrong when he wasn't there with Terry during the morning show but , not this! My sympathy to his family, Terry, his friends, colleagues and all of us who knew him, even if we had never met him. God's blessing on him.

    Roger Airey
    Words can never be enough at these times, but to say, thank you Paul for making every morning a wonderful time. I know Terry is going to miss you but us TOGS will miss you the same amount. You were a real special person who is going to be sadly missed. My love, thoughts and prayers are with your family, but I hope like me they will remember the way you changed our lives, not many people are blessed with that gift, Thank you

    salster
    we will miss our dr wally, i have enjoyed the laughter over the last couple of years, i wish all of his friends my thoughts and best wishes at this time, he cant be forgotten from his deep voice, stories, music choices and teasing of fran, top bloke gone so young.

    David and Hilary madle
    Sadly missed, deepest sympathy to his friends and family.

    Jane Jinks
    There is nothing I can add that hasn't already been said. Deeply saddened. Rest in pease Pauly

    Mike Duck
    I will miss hearing Paulies banter with Terry, especially on the Janet and John Stories,he was obviously a remarkable producer and am sure that he will be greatly missed.I will always have a smile on my face whe I hear the " Captain of mid hearts " by Double.

    Andy L
    simply the best

    robert robertson
    i was a security guard working at broadcasting house from 2000 to 2004 during patrols of western house were the radio 2 offices were situated i used to stop fro a chat with paul who was often obscured from view by the cds and paperwork on his desk eh was always very cheerful and always made you feel special even though he was extremly very busy he got me some special recordings from the bbc archives that i couldn't get hold off and when i was working at the bbc over xmas he made sure that my family got a request on terrys show on that day a very generous nice man who i know will be greatly missed

    Veronica and Tony Kirk
    Rest in Peace, Pauly. Our love and prayers are with your family, Terry and the underlings. God bless you all.xxxxxxxxx

    Jill and Joe
    The Wake up to Wogan team helped get us through a very bleak patch with wonderful music and a silliness that took us out of ourselves for a while at least each day. So sorry Paul is no longer with The Team. No doubt keeping an eye on things though. Feels like we have lost a friend.

    peterrfc@aol.com
    You made us laugh & start our days on a high note! You are sorely missed & never forgotten -rest in peace with our fondness for you ever present. Peter Clark

    Richard Williams
    I find it so hard to beleive that Paul is gone as he always seemed so full of life. He was in many ways the epitome of of everyting a man could aspire to be, intellegent, funny, talented, a great hit with the ladies, and excellent at his chosen sport and chosen profession. Good by Pauley - we will miss you.

    Ruthie
    Paulie's music has been part of my mornings for so long. I will miss the humour - 'tastes like chicken', 'I only print em' and so much more. God Bless.

    Janet Halliburton
    Like so many others,I heard this very sad news on Saturday morning - and being terribly selfish immediately felt how much more I will miss his giggles/comments etc, even more than I do already. His non-appearance for most of this year and the odd comment from Terry about Dr Wally not being the "mae west" did rather indicate the seriousness of the situation, but I am sure like many, I hoped for a miracle. God bless you Dr Wally - we will all miss you and whilst the funeral etc will no doubt be private - I do hope your sad passing will be suitably marked on the prog. I find myself saying on a daily basis.. 'mustn't grumble' when asked how I am - how much more that phrase will mean to me now. In the words of the famous Python song.. 'always look on the bright side of life..' Paulie - you brought us that bright side and life is all the better for it. Everytime I see the delivery vans with the immortal name - Pauley Foods on it, you will come even more so to my mind, I do so regret not taking a picture of one and sending it to you.. I will raise a tin of rhubarb to you and wear my TOG sweatshirt with pride. God Bless Janet

    Jean Cooper of Bletchley
    What can I say that hasn't already been said - we will all miss Paul so much - I feel we have lost a friend. Thanks for making us laugh with Terry.

    Shaun & Lisa Collins & Tygs
    Very simply, Thank you Doc'. God Bless.

    jack flint
    It was with deep regret that when I heard about "dr. wallies " death this am. I am one of the togs who never wrote or e-mailed in but still extolled the wit and friendliness of the programme to anyone who had never heard it.I echo the many sentiments of the people who have written tributes. HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED by the great listening public and I am sure even more so by his nearest and dearest.We will long remember him as the best producer ever,who with terry has brightened our lives and the days.Terry it will be tough to carry on without his input but we know that you will do so for the sake of your toggs and tiggs. Bless you all

    Emma DeBanks
    What a lovely, lovely man. God bless you Pauly.

    sally allsop
    like many others, i am a fairly recent convert to radio2, i have always enjoyed the banter, humour and the teasing of fran by her 2 boys. i hope paul is arranging the music for all to hear and enjoy up there, he will be sorely missed. i wish to send my condolences to all his family and friends and hope they laugh at and enjoy their memories of life with dr wally. xxx

    Andy & Sue
    What a shock and how sad it is to learn of Paulies untimely death. We had missed hearing him on The Togmeister's show and had only recently found his 'thank you' video. We'd hoped to hear him again with Terry et al. What a terrible loss to everyone who knew and loved him. He will live on in the songs he introduced us to, so we will often think of him with love and affection .... and a smile. No better legacy. Thanks Paulie x

    Val Bromfield
    Wake up to Wogan won't be the same ever again without our Doctor Wally. Rest in peace and know you were loved by us all.

    Howard Cann
    We moved to France got excited about listening on line, connected and got this sad news. Tonight we will raise a glass of the good stuff to Pauly and send his family our best wishes.

    craig burrows from cheltenham
    I am sure everybody will miss the fantastic humour, wit and fun that Dr Wally, Terry and the team constantly produced for us every morning while we chomped on our breakfast and battled the roadways of the UK to get to work. I know Terry and the team will keep going in the true british fashion of the show must go on, but what a loss, a truely lovely man who has helped us all by bringing us quite clearly the best breakfast radio you could wish for.

    Sandra Ruddick
    Only just heard the news on GMS and feel desperately sad that this gifted, talented, humble man has left us. It is a loss not only to WUWW but to broadcasting in general. I thank him for bribging Beth Neilsen Chapman and Eva Cassidy to name but a few artists to us. God bless you Paul.

    Robin Smith
    What sad news - can't add much to the many words already posted.Will miss Pauly's contribution, so often heard driving past Mid Herts Golf Course on the way to another day's work from Kimpton

    Angela Walsh
    I am so sorry to hear about Pauly, I echo what has already been said. I am sure Terry and the gang will be devastated, as are many of the programmes fans. My thoughts and prayers are with Pauly's family, friends and colleagues.

    Alan Paxford
    With so many tributes, I nearly didn't add mine; but it feels like a personal loss. So sad to know that we will never hear him again. Be strong, and funny, for him on Monday.

    Sue Finlay
    Word cannot express my feelings of sadness at the loss of Doctor Wally.Like your other listeners the mornings will not be quite the same. His echo will go on in the archives of the BBC. My condolences to his family and friends.Terry thank you for carrying on so bravely. I will miss Pauly so much. Thanks for his contribution to a great show

    Jim & Ingrid Ransome
    Deeply saddened to hear the news as we had no idea Dr Wally had been ill. Will be sadly missed as the man from Dudley! Tintern Abbey, etc.From two dedicated TOGS

    Anne Molyneux
    It was like hearing a member of your own family had passed. He has been missed in our house the past few months and now we have to get used to him not coming back. Condolences to his family and of course to his Radio 2 bezzy mate Tel. May your God bless you Paul - mine certainly will. from an ex TYG to a TOG. xoxoxox

    margaret and phil up from Cornwall
    we were so sad to hear the news of "Dr Wally" what wonderful fun we had listening to him and Terry in the mornings. regards to all his family and friends. Pauly we will miss you.xx

    Colin potus.
    A truly great man, great tallant, and we will miss his flair and wit.

    Ivan, Bangor
    Paul and Terry could make the darkest morning bright with their music selection and banter. Together they have set a new standard in radio broadcasting. What a wonderful legacy of good music Paul has left on my MP3 player!

    Julie Pursey Gloucester
    Such a sad loss! the friendly banter between pauly and terry would always give me a boost especially on a monday morning! but im sure terry will still make us smile like he does so well.

    Simon Moulson
    A charming witty man who along with Old Tel cheered me up whilst at work. A wicked sense of humour coupled with a true professional ability. A great pity he had to go so early. I am sure he will now "have a bash at the angels!" - Heaven's gain our loss!

    Jo Rice
    As a long time listener of this wonderful and amusing show, I wish to express my sadness at the death of Pauly Walters. He was obviously such a talented and wonderful producer and he will be sorely missed by many thousands of listeners. My condolences to his family and also to Terry Wogan and his team. My thoughts will go out to you all on Monday. Do an extra special show especially for Dr Wally.

    Roger & Sharon Robinson
    We were so sad to hear of the death of "Pauly" We feel as if we have lost a friend. Our condolences to Paul's family, Sir Terry and all at Rdio 2. Wake up to Wogan will not be the same without him

    maureen mccabe
    I wept when I heard of the death of Pauly. I started tto listen to Terry and his show an '97 after losing my husband and finding radio 4 too depressing. After a very short time Terry together with Pauly made me laugh and sing (well hum} again. We will all miss you Pauly, your love and knowledge of music has been passed on to us all. Thank you. x

    wayne cook
    So sad to have lost Dr wally. never met pauly, but feel if so i"ve lost a friend.god bless

    Chris Pollard
    Though I never knew you personally,to me and millions of others you were a friend through the airwaves. Sorely missed

    Belinda Dewsnap
    Just looking on my CD shelf I can see just a little of Pauly's legacy! I had so enjoyed the show that on a couple of occasions I was moved to email him. Now I am so glad I did, but for the record Maestro, thank you for giving us such great music and a wonderful show. P.S. And did he reply? Of course he did! What a lovely man...

    STEPHEN S
    a very sad loss to radio this guy truly knew how to keep the audience on thir toes. love to paulie family and friends especially terry our thoughts are with you all. love and hugs stephen

    Mrs Jackie Palfreman
    He with Terry made wakinf up in the morning a lot more cheerful with there jokes , fun and laughter. He has been missed and like Ray Moore will continue to be missed

    Margaret Tillotson-Wood
    How Pauley will be missed - no more banter with Terry the Togmeister - he will also be missed by the many fans who listened to Wake up to Wogan. I was saddened to hear of his passing. The team will be devastated especially Terry - Monday morning will be very sad - still Terry the professional that he is will do his best to carry on. No one seemed to realise how ill he was and many of us were looking forward to him returning to Wake up to Wogan. My thoughts go out to his brother and sister. You have gone but will not be forgotten

    Gary
    I listened to the show as a reluctant volunteer back in 1999,and havent changed since,it was the banter between the two of them that got me hooked,im so sorry to hear of this news.

    Gary
    I listened to the show as a reluctant volunteer back in 1999,and havent changed since,it was the banter between the two of them that got me hooked,im so sorry to hear of this news.

    Richard & Emma Smith
    My wife and I moved to Seattle in the USA just 3 months ago - we listened to Paul and the team on the internet every weekday morning to help us stay in touch with life back home - it was a vivtal part of our tranisition. He helped us in a way he will never know. We were (and still are) Brits in a foreign land missing England whilst embarking on a new journey here. Dr Wally was a regular at our breakfast table albiet 8 hours late as we listened to him on the Radio 2 web site 'Listen Again' feature. Our thoughts are of him, his familiy and his Radio 2 Team Mates. It just won't be the same. Richard & Emma Smith. Formally of Wiltshire UK, now of Seattle, USA.

    Richard & Emma Smith
    My wife and I moved to Seattle in the USA just 3 months ago - we listened to Paul and the team on the internet every weekday morning to help us stay in touch with life back home - it was a vivtal part of our tranisition. He helped us in a way he will never know. We were (and still are) Brits in a foreign land missing England whilst embarking on a new journey here. Dr Wally was a regular at our breakfast table albiet 8 hours late as we listened to him on the Radio 2 web site 'Listen Again' feature. Our thoughts are of him, his familiy and his Radio 2 Team Mates. It just won't be the same. Richard & Emma Smith. Formally of Wiltshire UK, now of Seattle, USA.

    Evans Clan
    Forever in our thoughts, smile on face, golf club in hand, walking through fields of gold over your own rainbow. Our thoughts go out to your family and friends.

    Naomi Wetherell
    I was so sad yesterday to receive a text message from my Mum about Paul. As a teenager I use to moan when Dad put WUTW on on the way to school but the happy banter between Terry and Paul won me over and I continued to listen through out uni. The music I listen to now is down to listening to the wonderful selections on the show so thanks Paul for improving my taste in music. To echo everyone else you will be missed greatly. All my love and thoughts to your family, friends and colleagues.

    Andrew and Lee Wilson
    What a wonderful contribution he made to millions of lives ! Our thoughts go to his family and friends. At least now we know that there'll be a well-wielded spokeshave in a higher place.

    Gary & Sally Plummer
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Paul's family, friends and eveyone who ever listened and laughed. Dr. Wally - definately never forgotten.

    Stephen and Heather Gendek
    We are now living in Australia and can only occasionally hear Wake Up to Wogan on the Internet.We have just gone onto the Terry Wogan page and were deeply shocked to see that Pauly Walters had died.Tears are in my eyes as I type. How sad for everyone involved in the show and of course for his family. Our sincere condolences.

    Mariana Eaton
    Thank you Pauly! Thank you for the music, thank you for the laughter. Thank you for bringing brighteness in the mornings. Though I had never met you, it feels like I've lost a friend.

    Judith Dovkants
    I've just heard. The most well known Gemini on air has left us. Every Monday morning on the way to work I would listen to his "That's us!" when Terry was reading the week's horoscopes and called out "Gemini"...I've missed him greatly over the months that he's been having "a break". Now I know it's permanent I'm deeply saddened. I offer my condolences to everyone who knew him.

    Tony Cove
    What can I say that has not been said before.I don't think any one of us knew how ill Dr.Wally really was and we were all wondering when he would return.Our thoughts must go out to his family but also to Terry as well,I think that Terry and Dr.Wally must rank alongside Eric and Ernie as a true double act.Terry we all know how you are feeling,as did Ernie Wise when Eric died but as they say THE SHOW MUST GO ON,Pauly wouldn't have wanted it any other way.Our 8 million thoughts are with you all the way.RIP Pauly.

    Christine Burroughes
    His loss will be felt. Even here in Perth Western Australia. Another little piece of dear old blighty has died with Dr.Wally. It was thanks to him that i am able to get an occasional dose of Wake up to Wogan via the computer. Thank-you Pauly. May you rest in peace.xxxx

    Pam and Vikki Harper
    We will,and will continue to miss, the wonderful repartie with Terry that Pauly had. To wake up to laughter is a joy and we miss him. On Monday morning, Dr Whally will be in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest symathies to his family and colleages.

    Badger
    Terribly sorry to hear such sad news. Dr Wally will be missed so much. Condolenses go to all those who knew him. The legacy he leaves? the artists he introduced us to.....thanks Dr Wally, RIP. xxx

    Richard Jones
    Simply the best I cant believe that we will never hear his like again Goodbye and God bless

    Andy Catto
    He will be much missed, a sad day for wake up to wogan fans, maybe the man upstairs needed a good producer, well hes got one now.

    Sylvia Beaumont
    I was so shocked to hear the sad news today. My thoughts are with his family and sincere condolences to Pauly's family and friends. I have really missed his humour with Terry, Deadly and Boggy these last few months. Pauly had a great taste in music and shared my love of the Searchers and at least once a fortnight, either at 7.30 or 8.00am we would be treated to one of the Searchers' songs, for which Wendy Burton and I are grateful! Pauly will be sorely missed by us all.

    big nick
    nasty shock this morning for me so i can only guess at what his family and friends on the show are feeling. just do what you can next week guys, we know it will be incredibly tough for you all.

    Pam (TYG)
    I want to echo all of the kind words already said. I have missed Pauly over the last few months and eagerly awaited his return, now I will continue to miss his top-notch contribution to Wake Up To Wogan - as will the 8 million fellow TYGS & TOGS around the world. My thoughts go to his family & friends and the Wake Up To Wogan team (keep up the good work). Pauly will be greatly missed x

    John Beacock
    Thank you Pauly for your humour, your music and, best of all, your contribution to our mornings. You did not deserve this and whenever I hear 'Rave On', I will think of you.

    JR
    "The funniest thing I've ever seen, Dr Wally trying to print off a text" the words of Richard Allison covering for Tel who had a "jippy stomach" as diagnosed by dear Pauly. Just one of countless memories I have of a fine producer, that bring a smile to my face.

    Keith & Lisa
    My mornings were always started by Terry, Pauly and Boggy who was allowed out of his closet now and again.. Monday will be a very sad day, my radio will not quite be the same, and a great light has gone out in my morning radio. To Terry and Boggy and mostly to Pauly's family, our heart felt condolences and best wishes..

    Susan Brentnall
    When I first moved to America, I emailed Terry's radio 2 show, to say how I missed the show and I received a lovely reply from Pauly, almost straight away. I feel so sad to hear this news, I had no idea how ill you were Pauly. God bless you.

    carole y.
    I stiil remember switching on the radio the morning after Princess Diana's death and hearing Paul's choice of music, "Wears her heart on her sleeve" and then, not long ago, i listened as his choice of "Vincent" was played in memory of the Holocaust victims. I was so moved I emailed the programme and Paulie replied immediately, just to thank me. His choice of music in those special circumstances revealed a man with a totally natural empathy. You didn't have to have met him to feel that he was simply one of life's lovely people. My condolences to his family and to Terry whose love and respect for the guy shone through the hysterical banter.The two of them in their own way certainly helped me smile through tough times over the years, so thanks so much.

    Susan Brentnall
    When I first moved to America, I emailed Terry's radio 2 show, to say how I missed the show and I received a lovely reply from Pauly, almost straight away. I feel so sad to hear this news, I had no idea how ill you were Pauly. God bless you.

    Patrizia
    Thank you Paul, for the music, the memories and the laughter. I will miss you.

    Sue Oldham
    So very sad to learn about this. A great loss to radio and music. God bless Pauly.

    Karen
    Such sad news.

    Rose K
    May you rest forever in Fields of Gold, Pauly. A sad sad day x

    pat lee
    sleep tight pauly we,ll miss you earth is now a poorer place but the big one up there will enjoy having you by his side you,re a great man and will be sadly missed a great bloke gone but you will never be forgotten

    aibhilin
    A great privilege to have heard you and your music over the years, sad sad news this morning as I was praying you would be back soon with Terry. My thoughts were often with Terry today and wondering how he managed his book signing! RIP Paulie, love to Terry and sympathy to all Paulie's family.

    Susan Case
    ...Oh the banter, the banter... even though I'm a mear whippersnapper at 31, it made me laugh, smile and grone. Wonderful to hear..Hey mister tamborine man..play a song for me. Greatly missed. Su xx

    Susan Case
    ...oh the banter, the banter. Even though

    Robert Bowden
    God bless, sweet dreams.

    Christine Pickett
    I and my husband were privileged to meet Pauly at John O'Gaunt golf club several years ago when he was playing for Mid Herts in a match.He kindly signed a score card for me and sent us two TOG tee-shirts, which I still treasure. He told us that it was a pleasure to go to work in the mornings because he and Terry and the team shared so much fun and laughter. Such a lovely, gentle man - my heart goes out to his family and friends in their sad loss as my husband died just a year ago this week. Pauly gave us all so much pleasure with his music and his humour - he will be much missed.

    Sheila Saunders
    I am a TOG ex Harpenden and loved to hear Terry and Paulie together and was surprised and shocked to hear the news of his death. I have always listened to Terry's show and began to notice the part he played in the show from a just yes and no to all the banter of the Mid Herts Club, and I was always going to write to the show as 'Gus R Wood' and say about him living in the 'posh' part of Harpenden. My prayers and sympathy go to his Mother and family. God bless you Paulie.

    Simon
    In this changing world another foundation stone loses it’s footing, not without a fight and leaving an imprint to remind us all of what good honest fun can be. Pauly – perhaps that can of rhubarb will never be out of date now Sleep easy mate

    Diane Morrice
    So deeply loved, so sorely missed. To have enriched our lives as Pauly Walters did is its own epitaph. My condolences to family, friends and all on the Terry Wogan show.

    Dave Buxton
    The world is a sadder and darker place than it was yesterday. Terry! please keep Pauly's spirit alive as you have done over these last sorrowful months. We will continue to miss him! As much as you have done!

    Philip Sewell
    Deeply saddened to hear of Paul's passing - so many abiding memories, in particular I'll always remember the moment I first heard Eva Cassidy on the show. Condolences to all close to him, especially the morning crew. Monday AM will be a difficult session for all his fans on their way to work or whatever - but also a time to give thanks and celebrate a fine radio personality. God bless.

    David knopfler
    Very saddened to hear the news. Paul was always most thoughtful and generous to me, when plently of other producers simply wouldn't even have taken the trouble to be aware of what was out there. I always believed with Pauly it was first and foremost all about the music and his from the heart feelings about it. I know he'll be sadly missed by many professionals in the business as well as family and close personal friends

    Jacky Clayton
    I was shocked and saddened to hear of Pauly's death as I have been longing for him to return - I loved his repartee with Terry. Such a quick wit and wonderful choice of music. Condolences to his family and all close friends.

    LP
    The tears will fall, the memories will come but we will not forget him. Thanks for all the laughs you gave, the trip won't be the same. Sincere condolences to all the team. xxx

    Nigel M
    Dr Magillicuddy Walters (Pauly) from one Doc to another you'll be sorely missed!! He was part of my mad mornings and the "listen again" made the day ahead much more pleasant. Sad sad news, Blessings and my thoughts are with all his family and friends.

    Gillian Bett
    My hearst and soul goes out to all Pauls friends and family, he will be very sadly missed.

    stuart bailey
    I was saddened to hear about the death of Paul walters. Paul was a very popular man, liked and loved by all. Morning will never be the same.

    marian and emlyn
    What a shock!!We found it very difficult to beleive the news of Pauly's death.At least we know there will be good music up there when we eventually join him.God bless and condolences to his family and the WUTW team.

    Chris Hughes
    My deepest sympathy to Pauly's family and friends and especially to Terry, Fran, Alan and John. Mornings will never be quite the same again. It feels like losing a friend.

    Zoe Day
    I have just heard the news about the loss of Dr Wally - l thought that he was on the mend and that the old "gang" would be back together again - now that is not to be. I would just like to thank you for making weekday mornings to work for the past umpteen years so enjoyable and fun. God bless.

    Garry Hickmann, Poole
    I have already left my tribute to half of radio 2's double act but I would like to add that I'm sure that Pauly would want us to be happy and to fondly remember him for the natural comedian he was and, after the tears, will come the smiles. There will be a corner in all our hearts where we are still doubling up with unbridled laughter for the studio tomfoolery that was "The Terry and Pauly Show". Like I said before...he cannot be replaced but at least he was part of our lives for a few years and will be remembered with fondness.....Terry, please bring out a CD of the best of Pauly Walters, it'll match or even pass the Janet and John sales and we'll have something to remember him by.

    Jessie White
    I was shocked and saddened to read on Teletext of "Little Paulie's " death. I thought he and Terry would go on forever. He was a talented , brilliant producer,and had a great affinity with music, which was part of the joy of listening to the 80's "Wogan" show, and WUTW. I'm sure he'll pop up somewhere. After Ray Moore died, I happened to be in the Maritime Museum ,Greenwich and was surprised and delighted to hear his voice on video, narrating the history of maritime warfare . Maybe Dr Paulie has secretly done a voice over on a TV advert saying " every little helps " . He'll be alive in spirit ,especially where's there's music, and laughter.

    Ellie Bradford
    I can't believe that Paulie has gone, I have much missed him over the past year and hoped that he would return again soon. I know that Terry and the team will miss him a lot and that we have lost a great talent. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and Sir Terry who has lost a good friend.

    Mike Ivenso
    His wit and quiet humour will be very sadly missed. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Adieu Pauly !

    Mike Ivenso
    His wit and quiet humour will be very sadly missed. May hid gentle soul ret in perfect peace. Adieu Pauly !

    Jason A.
    My train journeys won't be the same. There will be a big hole in 'mid-hearts'. well played - Dr Wally.

    Helen
    How can you cry for someine you don't even know? But we all felt like we knew Pauly. Be a shining star xx

    Gerry Harvey
    Now we'll never know: was there NOTHING that didn't "Taste like Chicken" ?? He WILL be missed by myself and Terry's other listener.

    grant anderson
    I was really saddened to hear of paullies demise.We will all miss his wonderful banter and the morning silliness will be down to his friends to keep up he good work in his memory.

    Pam- Brighton
    Shocked and deeply saddened.Keep whistling Dr Wally, I can hear you now. It just doesn't seem fair, does it?

    Janis Towns
    Oh Paulie - what are we going to do without you? You introduced me to so many singers who are now part of my life. Your droll comments were a perfect foil for Terry's banter and you made getting up on dark mornings to trudge to work worthwhile. I meant to tell you what a huge contribution you made to my life and how much we valued you, and now it's too late. But I'm telling you anyway. You will be so sadly missed. What a star!! My thoughts and prayers go to all your friends and family. xxxJanis

    Frank & Suzie McRory
    One always got the impression that Sir Terry & Pauly were speaking directly to you alone. Having read all the tributes, I realise we were not alone. Each Monday morning in recent months, we hoped we were going to hear his voice in the background. Sadly this was not to be. Our thoughts & prayers go out to all the Team, his family & scores of friends. A candle was lit in St. Francis', Ascot tonight in loving memory. R.I.P. dear Pauly.

    Keith Browning
    Perhaps Terry was preparing us for the worst when he said Pauly wasn't the 'mae west'. The 'dynamic duo' made me laugh out loud so often. Fond memories. I think Monday's show is going to be quite special !!!!!!!!!!!

    Chris S
    I agree with all thats been said but I think Terry ought to start with the Togs anthem by the Bluebells, Paulie would approve. Our best wishes to his family nd friends and to Terry and the team.

    Dr.Arnold Shipstone.
    I will miss you and your warm and wonderful quips whilst jousting with Sir Terry on the WUTW Prog. This world is a sad and lonely place.Much admired and respected by me and my friends and colleagues.My condolennces to your Mother and TOG Meister and your Family.

    John & Nella Ellams
    What a sad day it has been, we could not believe the news this morning that Paulie had passed away. We hoped he would get better soon and be back with the team, who will now be facing a difficult day on Monday. Our condolences to his family, Terry and the gang, he will be sadly missed.

    Kathryn and Arwyn Williams
    We were saddened and shocked by the news on the radio this morning. Our sympathies go to all the team, his family and friends. Monday morning will be difficult but we know that you will do him proud. Pauly's hung up his spoons but the memories survive.

    Richard Luscombe
    Terry brought Paul to the fore, recognising his talents and valuing his great contribution to the show. Few producers become celebrities, and fewer gain any special recognition from their presenters. How about a Paul Walters Award for radio production? A fitting way to remember Paul and to "set the record straight".

    Margot Phillips
    To Sir Terry & the team, your loss will be felt by millions around Britain and beyond. Can't believe that our Pauly is no longer with us. Heaven will be such a greater place now. God bless you all xx

    Kirsten, Poynton
    I was so sad to hear of the passing of Pauly Walters. Dr Wally and Terry's banter often had me laughing so hard on the way to work that sometime I nearly had to stop the car. (not terribly safe on the Barton Bridge) He always sounded so much fun. My condolences to his family and to all whoare grieving for him on WUTW. Rest in Peace Dr Wally

    Margaert - aka Siobahn the Kettle
    Into each life a little rain must fall --------------the floodgates are open in togland

    Tim Johnson
    This wondeful man is at peace, we are not, my heartfelt thoughts go to his family and friends, especialy STW, God works in mysterious ways, and he certainly does. Rest in peace Dr, you are in out thoughts. TJ

    Davey Glover, Kingstown Hospital Radio (Hull)
    It is so difficult to know what to say, but in a nutshell, Pauly - you were one of the family, a true gent who'll be missed by millions. Thank you for helping me to get through Univ. and for putting so much sunshine and laughter in my life. Davey

    Carole Josling
    I have missed his chuckles and banter with Terry this year - such a sad loss at such a young age - Pauly was fun and will be missed for a long time

    Dave Edwards
    Gutted. So sad, the past few months without Pauly have highlighted how important the dear Dr was to the Togmeister. Thoughts are with everyone.

    Lee Berry
    I was so sorry to hear on the news this morning of the death of Dr Wally. My condolances to his family and to his collegues especially Terry and the team. Pauly was a marvolous foil for Terry. I will greatly miss his gentle humour and excellent choice of music. Dr Wally never tried to upstage Terry but seemed to quietly hold everything together whilst humour and chaos appeared to erupt at times around during the brilliant WUTW programme. What I will particularly remember and miss are the mornings which started after the 1st record with the words 'Morning Dr.' 'Morning Dr.'followed with something to the effect of 'Of course you never passed the exams' and the answer 'No I never really bothered.' Brilliant understatement which for me sums up his success.

    MARGARET NEWMAN Hythe Hants
    Very sad to hear of such a sad lost. Pauly will be sadly missed. My condolences go to all his family,friends,colleagues and especially Terry.

    Scott from Ireland
    Very sad to see of Pauly's passing this morning on teletext. Getting sad too reading all the comments on this page, as I like everybody else, loved the banter between him and Terry in the mornings. A great shame that we won't hear Paul on the airwaves again. My thoughts go out to everybody who knew him.

    Chris Bailey
    The news has made me feel sad today - I never realised how much a part of my day the program was.

    Martyn Lincoln
    Paul encompassed everything Radio 2 is about. He may never again be there in body, but for as long as values are upheld, he will always be there in spirit.Sleep peacefully Dr Wally, we will never forget you.

    John Amery
    Am sat here reading all these wonderful tributes to a wonderful man with tears in my eyes. Never realised that such a talented person could be taken so early - weekday mornings will never quite be the same. Condolences to all family, friends and everyone at Radio 2 who had the privelage to work with him as we the listeners had to enjoy the double act that was so very special. Thank you Pauly x

    Fruitloop, Bridport
    There's a big hole in my heart. Sleep well Paulie xxxx

    Helen Kennedy
    Thank you Dr Wally, your music really brightened my mornings.

    Tony Smethers
    From a fellow Harpenden resident, I send my heartfelt condolences. Pauly's absence has been noticeable over the past months but I hadn't realised how seriously ill he was. I among many other listeners have been introduced to so many new artists, my CD collection has grown following tracks heard on WUTW by Nanci Griffith, Beth N-C, Eva Cassidy and many more. Pauly, you will be sorely missed, may you rest in Peace.

    karin schmidt, isle of skye
    I liked pauly walters very much. He was so funny and relaxed. I missed him for quite a while but never got to know what happened to him. I asked Terry by snailpost, but never got an answer - I would have appreciated a mention during the morning show. Perhaps I missed it? As I have a pc now I hope to be informed better. But: Is this justice? Only the owners of P.C.s can get information? I would have liked to know more about Pauly Walters. When do you give more information? May he rest in peace. He was blessed. I admit: I was crying this morning hearing about his death. Poor Terry! How many tears has he cried? We togs are with you!

    Paul Marsh
    I will miss how much simple pleasure for us Tog's came from the banter between Paul, Terry and all the team. Thank you for that and all your contributions to Children in Need.

    anne dixon
    Thanks for the fun, laughter and sheer good company on the 'morning run'. I am sure i am not alone in saying how much I will miss him. 'Wake up to Wogan' will never be quite the same knowing he is gone. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. God Bless. xx

    Diane Hutton
    I had the privilege of meeting Pauly "in the flesh" on 2 occasions, I found him to be as lovely a gentleman in person as he was on the radio. He took the time to email even the little people like me and made my life the richer for it. He persisted in trying to find me a sweatshirt to fit bless him, and sent many freebies for bashes to raise funds for CIN. I loved him and will miss him, my heart goes out to those closest to him who will feel his loss the most.

    Gordon MacKay
    Throughout Paul's illness I always looked forward to the day when we came out of the 7:30 news to the words, once again, " Good Morning Doctor," now sadly it will never be.

    Jacqueline Le Huray
    There are not many of us that can say we made a difference to many peoples daily lives but Paul Walters certainly did. Wake up to Wogan with Tel and his team is such a brilliant programme which was made very much richer for having Paul on it. Please pass on our sincere condolences to his family and friends. There are a great deal of listeners who will miss him. Please Terry and team carry on with the wonderful show in honour of Paul who helped to make it the popular show it is today.

    John & Kay
    RIP Mid Herts Maestro love and wishes to Pauls family and Terry and the team.

    Neil Hitchens
    A very sad day.

    Barbara and Ian Tindell
    The show will never be the same again. Our thoughts are with Pauly's family and friends at this present moment. Our thoughts will also be with Terry Wogan and his fellow colleagues on Monday and the days following. Keep up the good work where ever you are Pauly, and carry on making people laugh. God bless you, we will miss you. Barbara and Ian Tindell

    Liz
    Such sad news, that Paulie will never be returning to WUTW. As a Tug, Tyg and now a Tog I have always enjoyed Terry and Paulie's special brand of humour - I sometimes laugh so much that I cry! My thoughts and prayers are with his family, and with Terry, MeMe, Deadly and Boggy. Rest in Peace, Paul, you were the best!

    Julie Pallant
    Pauly brought even more sunshine into our lives in the morning and with Terry and "the underlyings" made the long trek into work a joy. We've missed him these long months but always hoped we'd hear him again. My thoughts go out to all of you who really knew him and loved him. Us Togs were so lucky to have shared a little bit of him.

    Phillip Norman
    Very much going to miss Pauly and that morning banter with Terry - gave a balance to the Wake Up to Wogan show that justified the level of listenership that the show enjoys. I'm sure the rest of the team will carry on in the most professional of ways which is a credit to them all. Sincerest condolences to all his family and friends.

    Michael Melia, Lewisham, London
    I know that this will be only one of thousands of expressions of sympathy and condolence to the family, friends and colleagues of Pauly Walters. Any broadcast, like so many things is the work of a team but Wake up to Wogan is rare in that many of the team take such a public part in the show. That is how millions of listeners came to value Pauly's talents, and warm good humour and why he and the rest of you are regarded as an extended family by so many people. Of course there must be time for grieving but afterwards I know you will maintain the sense of humour about life's trials and absurdities that helps all of us to carry on. Just because Paul isn't in the room doesn't mean he can't share the joke. Radio Two listeners have long memories and Paul Walters will be fondly remembered as others like dear Ray Moore are. Perhaps we should think of them as broadcasting on a higher waveband that the rest of us cannot receive just yet. Thank you Dr Wally, thank you all, our thoughts are with you.

    Jean R
    Old Golfers never die they just loose thier balls. That is what Dr Wally is doing looking for that lost ball. Remember the Dr with a smile. R.I.P, sadly missed.

    Catherine Curtis
    As so many have said, I feel that I have lost a friend today. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues at this sad time.

    Trevor Connolly
    the world is a much poorer place for the loss of dr wally. a terrible shock and my thoughts are with pauls family and of course everybody on wake up with wogan,especially terry.

    Allan Sutcliffe
    Paul, is gone but will never be forgoten while ever radio 2 has a breakfast show which will be forever.

    Pat from Stoke St Gregory, Taunton
    He will be sorely missed by everyone

    steve lake
    to your family and friends,may the loss in your passing, be eased with the happy memories you leave us with

    Richard Farrant
    It was a great shock to hear the sad news this morning. I had not been aware that Pauly was ill. We will miss him in the mornings, with his humourous comments and ribbing between Terry, Boggy, Fran and Deadly. There have been some hilarious moments when they have been on, Pauly's little remarks in the backgound were often so funny. We will all miss you Dr.Wally.

    Beverley Price
    I was really shocked to hear about the passing of Paul Walters. All of his listeners knew that he had been ill for some time, but we all hoped that he would battle through and be back on the radio once again. His banter with Sir Terry Wogan was always a delight, his musical tastes second to none - and I'm sure his golfing talents will be missed at Mid Herts! Our thoughts and prayers are with his family & freiends tonight - your loyal TOGS will never forget you - God bless & rest in peace Dr. Wally xx

    Linda
    I was so very sorry to hear of the death of Paulie. If I as a mere listener felt so sad, I can only guess how desolate his family, friends, and colleagues must be feeling - my sincere condolences to them all. With all due respect to Terry and the rest of the team, WUTW has never been quite the same since Paulie left the programme. We kept on hoping that he would be back - but it was not to be and our mornings are the poorer for it. Is there a charity to which donations could be sent in his memory? Perhaps Terry could let us know.

    gary and babs england (secret togs)
    Just wanted to send our prayers and thoughts to Pauly's family and all at Wake up to Wogan - we'll remember our friend from the programmes, the Janet and John CD, and we'll remember all the laughs and not forget. Sorry but words don't seem to say enough

    Paula
    Our collective hearts are breaking.

    Richard P
    Over the years I have travelled tens of thousands of miles with Pauly, Terry and the team - finer travelling companions could not be found! God bless.

    Kay Petley - Cheshire
    What a very sad loss, I have listened to WUTW show for years, it made the train journeys go much quicker. I thought at times I may be thrown off the train because I laughed so much at the exchanges with Paulie, Terry and Deadly. My thoughts go to his family and Terry and the team, I will be listening on Monday and know that will be a difficult time. Thank you Psul for all the fun, entertainment and great music rest in peace. Kay

    Poch
    Early morning radio two will never be the same! sleep well Paul

    Dermot & Ros
    God bless you Pauly thanks for the laughs and music. We miss you

    Robin, Maggie and the kids 'still undergoing conve
    Didn't realise Pauly was so poorly. There will be weeping 'in the valleys' tonight and sales of tinned rhubarb will slump. On a serious note, we are so shocked and greatly saddened to learn that Pauly is no longer with us and our Terry. Now he can spin the discs on the celestial airwaves with Eva and all his other chums! Goodnight and God bless.

    Tania & Steve Wilkes
    He will be sorely missed. A great loss. Our deepest sympathies to his family and of course to Terry and the team. x

    Mandi Morris& Ceridwen
    I am sure we all will be thinking of our Dr Pauly on monday(as well as all the shows we have missed him !) My thoughts go out to his family and I hope that in their sadness they feel Gods Peace and Compassion. Poor Terry and the crew will miss his banter too, it's not quite the same without thinking he will'soon be back', he brought a ray of sunshine to my mornings. He did a great deal for music. God bless Wally P.

    Chromedome
    Why is it that the good ones have to go first.WUTW will never be the same & I know that the gang will sadly miss him. Thoughts for his family

    dave bowerman,preston
    i will miss pauly,eva cassidy's "fields of gold" would be a great tribute. rest in peace.

    Robin, Maggie and kids still undergoing conversion
    Didn't realise Pauly was so poorly. There will be weeping 'in the valleys' tonight and sales of tinned rhubarb will slump. On a serious note, we are so shocked and greatly saddened to learn that Pauly is no longer with us and our Terry. Now he can spin the discs on the celestial airwaves with Eva and all his other chums! Goodnight and God bless.

    Rachel Bowen
    So very sad, it is like losing a friend, we have really missed Pauly and it is dreadful to think we won't hear his wonderful music selections and brilliant banter.Sincere condolences to all Paulys friends and family from all the Surestart Leigh Park togs

    Lisa Parker
    Pauly, we are going to miss you. Your sense of humour and cheerfulness never ceased to be uplifting. You were, and still are, well loved and we will remember you with a smile but particularly when clearing out the kitchen cupboards and finding those old tins. God bless and keep you safe. Lis

    Brenda Blenkinsop
    Dr.Wally will be sadly missed. Thanks for all the happines you helped to generate. Looking forward to meeting you in person when we all gather with Sir Terry in the great 'TOG-land' in the sky.

    Stephen Lindsay
    I has come as a great shock at "Dr Wally's" passing. It's hard not to say what's already been said. But he was truly a one off broadcaster and a proper gentleman. He came across as amiable and with a very dry sense of humour. My condolences to his family at this very sad time. Here's to all those wonderful memories you left us. Bye, Dr Wally, you'll be sorely missed.

    Glynn Thomas
    Gone but not forgoten, not if the length of this tribute list is to go by. A friend to millions!

    Ian Smith
    Ive recorded and listened to every show for more years than i'ii admit to.I-we-will miss you more than you would ever know.Thanks for everything and God bless you Pauly.

    Geoff, Ann & James Eagles
    So very sorry to hear of Pauly's death. Our thoughts are with his family, Terry and all the team at radio 2. His quiet contribution to the show and tales of aged cans in his larder and contents of his fridge will be sorely missed (if not hygienically). RIP.

    Iranii
    Thank you for making 9am lectures just that little bit easier x

    Carolyn Young
    So much pleasure, laughs and wonderful music you gave us Paulie. My love to your family and my thoughts are with you Tel - it will be very difficult but I know you will do us proud.

    Dickon
    So sorry to hear of Dr Wally's passing. With sympathy to his family, colleagues and friends.

    Brenda
    May you rest in peace and your "light" shine down on us.My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. May you give Terry the strenghth to cope on what will be a difficult Monday. God Bless

    Paul Lang
    My thoughts are with Terry & The Underlings and with his family. He helped make the programme what it is and, with Terry, made getting up early and going to work a pleasurable experience. Paul, you will be missed but not forgotten.

    The Thompsons
    Thank you for the music.

    Miranda Campbell
    So so sad to hear the news today. I used to think about Pauly everytime I drove past the Mid Herts Golf Club on my way to work. A few years ago I got talking to a lady in our local pub and started raving about Radio 2, Wogan and especially Paul. To my considerable embarrassment she turned out to be his sister. I do hope she passed on my unprompted appreciation. My thoughts are with her and the rest of his family and, of course, Terry.

    Shelly Le Feuvre
    A "newish" TOG I must admit But many a morning you had me in fits!! Pauly & Terry a couple of corkers It won't be the same whilst eating me snorkers!! Poor Terry you must soldier through Your loyal fans WILL be here for you And Paul will watch you from above With nothing but admiration and love Farewell dear Paul do rest in peace A musical fanfare will be a treat On Monday morning when dear Terry appears And plays the muisc YOU chose to delight OUR ears!!

    Anne Paley
    Mornings will never be the same again without Pauly - I cannot believe I will never hear his lovely chuckle and banter with Sir Terry. My condolences to his family and everyone on Wake up to Wogan.

    Mary MacDonald
    What a lovely man with a gentle, self-effacing style and lovely sense of humour - I am so sorry he has died. He will be missed. He was part of the magic that made getting up with Terry such fun. May he rest in peace.

    Jan & Bob Tibbett
    Well - we knew Pauly has been missing for a long time now but Terry has given him the occasional mention but we never knew he was so ill. He was Wogan's natural 'foil'and together they made a wonderful skit of rapartee during their morning show. Terry has never been the same since Pauly went on sick leave. Having listened to both these fun people for off and on three decades, we shall continue miss his wonderful banter with Terry - it made waking up a pleasure. We are retired now and don't have to get up to work but have been listening in the hope of hearing him again - good luck Terry - it will be a big blow. Keep on smiling - Pauly would have wanted it.

    Jane Shaw
    Like so many,expected and hoped to hear Pauly back one morning,and so sad this is not to be. Thoughts go to his family,Terry and all the team

    Gill
    What a shock to hear of the sad passing of Dr Wally. He seemed to choose all our favourite music and his banter with Terry made the day. God Bless you..

    Linda Goodwin
    Dr Wally and of course Sir Terry lighten my mornings esp when Paul put in my pal Dave Berry's Crying Game before the PIPS.Please play Dave in Paul's memory for me.Thank You x x PS before the PIPS!!!

    Angie, Leeds
    I was born in 1975 and some of my earliest memories involve driving along with my Dad listening to Terry Wogan on the radio. As I have become an adult these memories have involved the great Paulie Walters. Paulie's passing is one of those milestones that mark out stages in our lives. I dare say that the tears of laughter on the way to work will be replaced by tears of sadness this Monday. Love and sympathy to all those who will miss Paulie. XXX

    Sarah - Isle of Man
    I cried when I read the news - it felt like losing an old friend. RIP Dr Wally - mornings won't be the same

    Jan Harraway
    Pauly will be missed who will be sadly missed by all us TOGS.

    Sally J.
    Just kept hoping I would turn on the radio and hear his lovely voice again. So, so sad.

    Delbert
    For the first time in years I cried when I heard the news, This has only happened tewice before over people I have never met but feel I know, John Peel, the first time I heard Eva Cassidy and to day in a Waitrose carpark. I will miss the banter, as I have over recent months but now I know it will not return

    Di Harbron
    Paulie will be greatly missed by all his TOG and TYG friends. His banter with Sire Tel lighted many a gloomy morning and give us TOGs something to laugh about on arriving at work. Somehow I have gone off chicken for tea.

    Tracey Matthews
    Goodnight doctor. I have thought of you every time I've listened to Sir Togmiester and always thought you were coming back, but know you will not leave us. With heartfelt sympathies for Pauly's family.

    Tricia, Corby
    So very sad to hear about Dr. Wally, he will be sorely missed. Many a morning would start off with a smile or a snigger at Paul and Terry's banter.

    terry
    we have lost a member of our early morning family who cannot be replaced my thoughts go out to all his family , friends ,dedicated listeners and TOGS everywhere

    Anne and Sam Cunningham
    This tog and her tyg have missed you and will continue to miss you. Laughter and wonderful music and the feeling of listening to friends bantering on and making us laugh every morning until we ached - just irreplaceable. Much love and sympathy to your family and friends.

    D HIrst
    I was saddened to here this loss today he will be missed by everyone who heard him and loved his humour

    ken dyer.
    today is a sad day for everyone.harpenden has lost one of its finest. dr wally will be greatly missed. so many words already said. thank you for making us laugh so much, play the guitar well for eva.rest well dr wally god bless.

    Roger Wilson
    Dr Wally, When I was first introduced to Wake Up to Wogan, 7-9, Monday to Saturday, the Light Programme, 4 years ago, you were an integral part of the show. Although old Gupta's show is still the best, by a country mile, I (or should I say we) have missed you. Your priceless commentary from the sideline, from the opening "Morning Doctor", to all the one liners, dual chewing of snorkers and other sundry provender, added that extra je ne sais quo (I've spelt that worng, apologies). Others will talk about the music you introduced us to far more eloquently than I can. Suffice to say, I was really just so sad when I looked at the website and read the news of your passing. All of Terry's listeners have missed you since you went on leave year; now we will just have to make sure we never forget you. It won't be hard. God bless you Pauly.

    Steve/Essex
    farewell dr wally. i've been in tears this week listening to my Janet & John CD literally ! listening to you in the car it was like having you back. so deeply sorry you're gone but no doubt you've taken that wheelbarrow somewhere better !

    Sally Scott
    Last year I contacted Paul to ask for some advice on becoming a radio presenter - I was doing hospital radio at the time at the Queen Vic Hospital East Grinstead. He was so encouraging and sent me a couple of lovely emails. He called himself Papa Whiskey as I was Sierra Sierra - we'd chatted about flying, as my late father had been a flying fanatic too. I'll treasure the contact, although so brief, that we had - I appreciated it so very much. My thoughts to all his family and of course to the Radio 2 team.

    Denise Knights Toomer
    I've listened to Terry on the radio since I was 18 (as it was always on in the car and at home)some 26yrs! and as i've got older (and chose to listen,) I've loved the banter between Pauly and Terry. Such a sad loss , why does God take all the good ones? and at such a young age. Make 'em laugh in heaven Pauly. God bless. my thoughts are with your family and close radio 2 friends. Hope Terry , Alan and all his friends at radio 2 feel better knowing that they are not alone in their grief. heart

    simon henderson
    you enriched our mornings god bless

    pam and david Fisher
    we loved his gentle charm and subltle humour bought a glow each morning god bless him

    Gareth
    A very sad loss indeed. Our thoughts are with Paul's family and friends at this difficult time. Goodbye, Doctor Wally. You will be sorely missed.

    Andy Rollings
    I've been listening to the Wogan show ever since I was at Primary School. For the past 5 years I have been teaching (still at Primary School!) with Terry, Dr. Wally, Fran, Deadly and Boggy keeping me smiling each and every morning on the long drive to work. What will I do without Dr. Wally? He made me smile, I'd go to school with a smile on my face, the kids would smile...just like a ripple on a lake. Dr. Wally, wherever you are, thanks a million for the memories. I shall miss you, we will all miss you.

    Paul Goody
    You will be missed and thank you Our thoughts to his family

    Helen
    The mornings will be a poorer place without the likes of Paulie - who else could keep the Togmeister under control? Thanks to him I came to appreciate Eva Cassidy and discover other artists that could so have easily been overlooked. There is one more star shining brightly above us tonight. Sleep well Paulie, you will be missed.xxx

    Colin Dodson
    A great man who will be sorely missed, his incisive knowledge of football in particular will be missed, Terry, Boggy keep up the good work, Pauly will be keeping an eye on you.

    Garry Inglis
    Words are no help in describing the los my wife and I felt when we heard of the death of Paul. He was a great help to Terry and just once in a while helped to get the pips right. Terry, Fran, John and Deadly, keep smiling and remember the joys that all of you had with Paul. You know he will be up there watching for the slightest error. God bless you Paul.

    Garry Inglis
    Words are no help in describing the los my wife and I felt when we heard of the death of Paul. He was a great help to Terry and just once in a while helped to get the pips right. Terry, Fran, John and Deadly, keep smiling and remember the joys that all of you had with Paul. You know he will be up there watching for the slightest error. God bless you Paul.

    The Rev
    Harpenden will never be the same again - neither will my trips to the dentist! May you rest in peace Pauly, and rise in glory.

    D HIrst
    I was saddened to here this loss today he will be missed by everyone who heard him and loved his humour

    mike(a humble trucker)
    very sad day for all us truckers.you will be greatly missed,not only by terry but by thousands of truckers out there R.I.P. PAULY WALTERS.feels like ive lost a good friend.

    Jon P
    I owe half of my CD collection and half of my morning laughs to Pauly, a great man who will be missed more than words can say, weekday mornings will never be the same.

    Simon Cowper-Smith
    Along with all other TOG’s I had been hoping to hear Paulie once again alongside Terry. Alas that will not now happen. I did not realise he was so ill. His humour will live on though. He inspired me to add many tracks to my collection and he made me laugh almost every day, even during some of my own difficult times. He will be sadly missed. My condolences go to his family and those at the BBC who knew him. RIP

    Stuart Alderson
    How very sad. Pauly was such a unique part of the wonderful TOGs team. He will be very sadly missed.

    Ges Cocker
    Thank you for making the journey to work fun.

    mack
    Just to say how saddened I was to hear of Pauly Waters illness and subsequent death, it feels as though he has always been a part of the morning line up selecting top music and trying to get

    mack
    Just to say how saddened I was to hear of Pauly Waters illness and subsequent death, it feels as though he has always been a part of the morning line up selecting top music and trying to get

    mack
    Just to say how saddened I was to hear of Pauly Waters illness and subsequent death, it feels as though he has always been a part of the morning line up selecting top music and trying to get

    mack
    Just to say how saddened I was to hear of Pauly Waters illness and subsequent death, it feels as though he has always been a part of the morning line up selecting top music and trying to get

    mack
    Just to say how saddened I was to hear of Pauly Waters illness and subsequent death, it feels as though he has always been a part of the morning line up selecting top music and trying to get

    Alec Bellringer
    I must agree with a lot of other TOG'S the programme has and will never be the same without Pauly. He will be missed more than he ever would have known by a lot more people than he would ever have realised. I can't think of how many albums and singles I have bought after listening to the music on the show. Or the strange looks I get as I'm travelling around in my little red van singing along to the excellent playlist or crying with laughter. Anyway Bye Bye Pauly will miss you mate.

    Duncan Binnie-Ritchie
    After having got on after my parents I just want to say what little I heard of Dr.Wally he was always the chalk to Wogans cheese. Still being of school going age must make me a TYG but that does not effect this. Long may he be remebered and Paul, see you 'round.

    Rachel Atkinson, Poole
    So shocked and upset to hear the news, I keep awaiting Dr Wally's return and can't believe that it won't happen. Thanks Paul for being half of the reason I started so many days with a big smile on my face, my love and thoughts to your friends and family xx

    Chris Walker
    This is a huge shock. I really thought that he'd make it through. I imagine that "mustn't grumble" was never far from his thoughts during his illness. I'm still a huge Wogan fan, and will continue to be, but the banter between Terry and Pauly was really something special. It really will not be the same without him. Here's to the (ex) Captain of Mid-Herts!

    Alison Foy
    It was thanks to Paul that I went to his beloved Cornwall! I agree with everyone, did he realise how much he helped many a dreary morning?? My heartfelt condolences to his family and of course, Terry and crew.

    Ona Twain
    Your other listener has said it all. God Bless Dr Wally

    Karen White
    A great loss for all Terry's TOGS. Pauly will be greatly missed. The rapport between all the gang brightened my mornings as I went out on all my visits as a community midwife. Pauly's choice of music was exceptional and introduced us all to many great new acts. A very sad loss

    Carol
    Thank you for the music, thank you for the laughs, thank you for the memories, thank you for you. Bye bye Pauly. God bless.

    Stephen Pye
    Its a tribute to the regard for Wally Paltry that this is the first and only e-mail I've ever sent. Paul will be greatly missed and his passing was a great shock this morning. I'm sure all the TOGs, Terry and Pauls family will gain strength from the memory of this great guy.

    Ray Williams (Pearl Button)
    Its been the thought of Pauly coming back that has kept us going, I emailed onlyabout 10 days ago for news of him, and Tel passed on our love and good wishes, if only we had known he was so ill we could have told him how much we all loved and admired him. What a talent and lovely human being...what a waste to be taken so soon from us. My husband and I send our sincere sympathy to Terry and the rest of the crew of"Wake up to Wogan" and of course to Pauly,s family. Your hearts must be truely broken. I realy hope one day you will have a tribute programme with all his favourit music. May he now rest in peace.

    John & Sheila Fordham
    What an awful loss to both radio & music.We are completely crushed by this sad news.Paul was so quietly funny and often gave Terry a run for his money.His choice of music was impeccable and he was able to produce the right tracks at the right time to sometimes match with world events.I apologise if this message is a little incoherent but I am finding it quite difficult to express our sincere feelings at this sad time.So much to say so few words coming out.Our thoughts go to Paul's family and friends.Bye Paul xx

    david mawson
    may you continue your work now you are at one with eva. you will be missed but not forgotten. thank you for making waking up early NOT a chore god bless you and yours

    GC
    I wish I had known him.

    david mawson
    may you continue your work now you are at one with eva. you will be missed but not forgotten. thank you for making waking up early NOT a chore god bless you and yours

    Jo
    It's all been said here already and I've been crying while I read it all. Had convinced myself he would be coming back soon - now this dreadful news. Will continue to miss him. xx

    Andy Smith
    May Pauly's light forever shine, he will be sadly missed by us all. God bless Pauly.

    Caroline Lessels
    I am so saddened to hear of Pauly's passing. He was a wonderful person, and will be missed so much. Please pass my condolences on to his family and colleagues.

    Sian Evans
    Such a sad loss. An invisible friend who made so many smile and improved my music collection no end.

    Sue Lund
    I had no idea that Paulie was so ill. How sad I am and I will miss him so much. My husband died last year & all on Wake up to Wogan managed to help me wake up with a smile despite my sorrow. Life is so hard but Paulie has left a wonderful legacy of many happy memories. God Bless Paulie xx

    Carys Newton
    He was a lovely friend, and mate. I caddied for him several times which was great fun, especially in Togs match. He will be missed at Mid Herts GC, and by all who knew him. He was a great producer who could tell who was going to be the next star.

    David Betty
    I feel indebted to Pauly for inspiring me to seek out loads of new music while listening over the last seven years. He and Sir Terry's banter was peerless and mastering all the in jokes took a while! I greatly missed him in his absence from the show as it felt a part of the "magic formula" was missing. My thoughts and condolences are with Pauly's family and friends.

    Greg Bungay
    Soft hands, big heart , great sense of fun ,sadly missed

    Joan & Terry Butler
    We never met but feel we have lost a close friend. We TOGS are one big happy family and have had so many laughs over the past 20 years or so. Our condolences go to all the team, there will be a void which will never be filled. Good Night Paulie & God Bless.

    peter merrett
    nothing profound, just a great sadness that I will not be able to hear, both the old boys spluttering over their snorkers in the mornings, but a happiness for those times that I can remember.

    Nick Rutter
    So shocked and saddened to hear of Pauly's untimely death. My sincerest condolences go to his family and all those who knew him at the BBC. A great loss to national radio. He will be terribly missed.

    ray bennett
    you and the auld fella always made me laugh and put a smile on my face even on a cold and wet morn.with your great banter and even greater music.thanks for everything Dr Wally

    Alistair Rowe
    I never knew Paul Walters but i felt he knew me. All those mornings driving along listening to one track after another, each one striking a chord. Being from the north I kept thinking "top choice" then the next track would compliment it perfectly. It takes a special person to have an empathy with an audience, you could feel his passion for the music, quite simply a fantastic producer, "top man". "Dr Wally" we will miss you, your chat and banter with Terry, the team and us all. Thank you for the music.....

    Karen Miller
    Thanks for all the fun, jokes, banter and great music. The amount of comments here and elswhere show how much Pauly was loved. Such a sad day.

    Pauline Bailey
    I was woken this morning with the sad news of Paul Walters' passing. I couldn't stay in bed - I was so shocked that he had gone. I have listened to him with Terry, Deadly, Fran etc etc for so long and am saddened but heartened that I have heard and enjoyed the banter between him and the team and enjoyed the music he introduced to us all - truly a remarkable man - who made a great team even greater. All I can think is - Only the good TOGS die young - We will all miss him - a true professional. My thoughts go to his family and of course to the team at the BBC who were his close friends and respected him so highly like us all.

    dave w
    you will be missed good bye mate

    Jan Turner
    A lovely gentle man who took so much trouble to reply to e-mails at all times even if they were rubbish! Great music and a wonderful sense of humour. We lost a talent, Terry lost a friend. God Bless.

    Ginette Barr
    Thanks so much Pauly for putting a smile on my face on so many mornings.Thanks for all the great music. You will be missed... condolences to his family and friends. God bless Dr Wallyxxxxx

    Ginette Barr
    Thanks so much Pauly for putting a smile on my face on so many mornings.Thanks for all the great music. You will be missed... condolences to his family and friends. God bless Dr Wallyxxxxx

    Diana Woodridge
    Listening to Pauly and Terry in the mornings was one way of making life bearable. My life was richer for it and i send my condolences to his friends, family and colleagues.

    Kevin Hall
    Only the good die young.

    Toby Durkin
    Sad to hear the news of Pauly passing away this morning. He was a joy to hear on the radio with the Togmeister! What a great way to wake up! My thoughts go out to his family & friends at this time!

    Carol (Suffolk)
    Dearest Paul, you will be sadly missed, wish I could have comforted you during your illness - bet there are a lot of T.O.G.s who would have loved to be there with the chicken soup and TLC! I am very happy to know that all the Wake up to Wogan team will be with you at your funeral - I will be their for you along with many other! You have been missed on the program - but not from our heart! Rest in peace Paulie We love you!! Love Carol XXX

    Sue Burroughs
    I was so very sad to hear of the untimely loss of Pauly - I, like so many others, am a keen listener of the morning radio show during the time it takes to get dressed and get into work. That short time in my case, makes the day all the brighter and during this past year Pauly's quiet wit and brilliant comments have been sadly missed. Condolences to Pauly's family and to Terry and the team with lots of love from an avid fan in Dorset.

    Chris & Mon
    Just reading all the tributes is hard enough, a real loss to the show. Dr Wally, spoon player extrodinaire. Our sympathy to his family, and the very best of luck to Terry on Monday morning, goodness only knows how he will manage. As someone else has already written, he will have had no idea of the impact he has had on so many listeners priviliged to have listened to him over the years. Rest in Peace

    Lisa and Colin Platt
    Pauly, you brightened our day and made us smile. WUTW will not be the same without Dr Wally. Rest in peace.xx

    Andy Chamberlain
    Being introduced to Wogan by a work colleague six years ago and still a mere TYG I found the banter between Terry and Dr Wally fascinating and spent many morning hours chuckling away to in-depth sagas such as the tinned tomatoes. His music choice for the show always inspired and led me to listen to so many artists who I would have left by the wayside. It is a sad loss to broadcasting and my thoughts go out to his family and friends.

    Matt E.
    Very sad news about Dr Wally, he was a great man. He bought so much to the show. He made us all chuckle. We will all miss him. May he rest in peace.

    Tara
    I was deeply saddened to hear of Dr Wally's death. He will be missed

    Kathleen Shepherd
    I wondered where Paul was, missed him on the show and although a stranger, am saddened by his death. May he rest in peace and his family and friends eventually begin to learn to do without him.

    Frank Turner
    just wanted to add my tribute to Pauly. he will be sadly missed by us all for his warmth, good humour and putting up with Terry so stoically

    Sally North Wales
    Pauly helped make mornings the hilarious, quirky, fun, reliable, and friendly place that Wake Up To Wogan is. We invite the team into our lives every day and feel that they are as much a part of it, as our family and friends. It is a shame we only say how much people mean to us once they are gone, so I hope he is opening his 'inbox' whilst practising his back swing and having a good old chuckle about all the lovely things everyone has said and that all at WUTW know that you are a bit of sanity in an insane world (a TIG).

    Nigel & Karen
    Thank you for the laughter over the years, it was a priceless gift. Our thoughts are with you, your family, Terry and the team.

    Bob A. Job
    Like so many others, I never met Eric, but I feel like I knew him so well. You will be missed in the mornings, and I will smile every meal time when ever I eat something and it tastes like chicken. Soft hand Dr Wally.

    Jane Parks
    I shall miss his comic asides with Wogan which made the journey to work bearable, though on some occasions I must have looked an idiot laughing out loud when there was very obviosly no-one else in the car, thank you for the laughter.

    molls
    Oh Pauly - I am weeping for your loss. I feel ********** NO words can say!!

    Simon Ellis
    What I find so amazing is that even though most of us TOGS have never met any of Tel's gang, the passing of Pauly has had such an effect on everyone - tears are rolling down my cheeks even now. What a fella. Missed bt millions.

    Charles Hayward
    With respect to back room people everywhere since when did the death of a "mere" producer provoke such a flood of reaction? The sheer volume of email tributes is testimony to the very high esteem in which Paul was held. Yes, Terry is great but I am sure he will be the first to readily acknowledge Paul's contribution to the success of the show - particularly his self-effacing sense of humour and his often inspired selection of music. God bless his family at this time

    Chris Douglas
    What a sad,sad day. Farewell Dr Wally the great hero of those of us who never really bothered. I am lucky enough to a have recordings up to 2005 but what about a CD to celebrate his great contribution to the programme

    Kevin Smith AKA Willy Gofar
    Paul came into my lorry every weekday for several years and I was pleased to have him there. His choice of music was excellent and the banter between him and Sir Terry made me chuckle and has been sorely missed during his illness. Now the angels will probably being persuaded to climb on the couch with a gentle " trust me, I'm a doctor ". Gone but never forgotten.

    Janet Brown. Edinburgh
    Breakfast wont be the same again.Paulys back ground comment dont blame me I just print them brightened up my mornings. He was a truly special T.O.G. Thank you for the music Pauley.God Bless

    Annie O
    I pass Harpenden every day - and have often wondered when Pauly might be back. Dear old Captain of Mid Hearts - how you are missed already. Deepest sympathy to all your family and Sir T and his underlings - you will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace.

    Anton Heymann
    This is the most upsetting news I have heard for while. Quietly shed a tear. Sympathy to all his family.

    Phil Maries
    No more will we hear such a good friend, but we can still laugh at the fond memories you have left all TOGS with. May you rest in peace and thanks for the smile you brought into my life.

    kittows
    we are so sorry to hear about pauly. he will be sorely missed. terry and co are going to have a hard job on monday, our thoufgts go out to them and of course paulys family. mornings will not be the same for a long time.

    Max Scott
    A gentle and lovely man,qualities all too lacking in this age of "in your face" broadcasting. Sympathy to Paul's family, and of course to Terry and all the team.

    Kyle
    I was saddened to hear about Pauly. His banter with Terry was what made them a great team. Have listened to and enjoyed both Terry and Paul on Radio 2 since 1993 and hoped that Paul might have returned someday. Sadly that will not happen. My sincere condolences to Pauls family, Terry and the rest of Radio 2.

    Luke and Jane Devaux
    I suspect that all of us who are regular listeners to WUTW suspected that Dr Wally was seriously ill when he left the show earlier in the year, but Sir Tell's frequent comments about him kept us in good spirits, as did the photo of him at RAF Conningsby for CIN - however unbeknown to millions was the severity of his illness. Although Sir Tell and the gang have kept up a good face during the recent months, a certain little sparkle has been missing - I remember a few years ago when the Top Brass in Radio 2 tried to stop the banter between Terry and his gang - the ban only lasted a few days because of public outcry and before long WUTW was back at is absolute best. Also, let us not forget the TV show "Wogan's web" which Dr Wally was an integral part - again the BBC chief's didnt know a good thing when they saw one! Dr Wally will be sorely missed, his humour, natural empathy with listeners and overall sence of fun can never be replaced - I only hope that he REALY understood how important HE was to the 8.5 million listeners. My heartfelt sympathies go to all his family and friends (including his ever growing band of nieces) - I don't know how Sir Tell and the gang will cope on Monday - but I am sure that will do Dr Wally credit. Have a long a peaceful rest Dr Wally - you have deserved it.

    AW - West Yorkshire
    Been listening for years to all the fun and frivolity - trying to convert the Other Half and was nearly succeeding thanks to Pauly. His humour and banter with TW and the Gang will be sadly missed - we all looked forward to his return to us but someone somewhere needs him more than we do. Every time we hear Eva or Katie Pauly will be in our thoughts. A sad time for his family, friends, colleagues and all the morning troupers but he's left us with some great memories - and Janet & John! Sleep Well.

    Colin Beattie
    Only one word sums up his passing, irreplaceable. I am sure he will want us all to go on listening to WUTW and not to mourn but to remember the good times and carry on laughing

    Mark Cunliffe
    i recently returned to Wogan after some time away where his show unavailable, I missed Paul Walters very much, to hear of his sad loss makes it even worse, RIP Dr Pauly, mornings will never be the same again x

    Malcolm Huddlestone
    Your legacy will live with us on a daily basis thru Sir Terry and colleagues each workday morning with your show. You will be sadly missed by millions of us. Condolences to your family, colleagues and friends.

    irene &ben
    how sad to hear the news today about dr wally. pauly ,thank you for eve cassidy and the rest, my son and i have listened to you and terry for many years.you are sadly missed

    Janet Brown. Edinburgh
    Breakfast wont be the same again.Paulys back ground comment dont blame me I just print them brightened up my mornings. He was a truly special T.O.G. Thank you for the music Pauley.God Bless

    Roe Hardly
    So long, Dr Wally, you will be missed. You and Terry brought a smile to my face when few other things could, and made the last 9 years a richer experience. My heartfelt condolences to Paul's family and colleagues on this sad day.

    Rodders
    One word, "Devastated" God bless you Doctor.

    Gill and John
    What a sad day. Good bye Dr Wally, we'll miss you more now knowing that you won't return. Paul really was something special and part of an extraordinary radio partnership. Our best wishes go to his family and friends at such a difficult time, and our thoughts will be with Terry and the team for the challenge facing them on Monday. x

    Penny Aldred
    Dr Wally how we will all miss you, from your extended family God Bless, to your own family our condolences. I write with tears in my eyes that we will no longer here your voice and laugh with you. Terry will we all be behind you on a very sad Monday, but chin up 'cos Dr Wally will be watching - break a leg for him xx.

    David Cope
    So saddened to hear of Paul's passing. I have been a fan of Terry's show for many years and missed his dry humour during his absence from the show. My sincere condolences to all his family and friends

    Pat
    I have missed Paulie on the morning show and listen to his genius on the Janet & John stories. I will miss the tales of his trips around Harpenden and Mid Herts golf stories as well as the banter re his many nieces!! A sad loss to all who enjoyed his talents.

    Marcus Knee
    So sad to hear of the loss of Paul Walters. Like everyone else I hoped that one day I would turn on Wake Up To Wogan and find that he was back in the studio. His wit and his banter with Terry always made me smile.

    stuart
    Sorry to hear about Dr Wally, he was a great asset and a wonderful character. My condolences to his family and close friends. Rest peacefully Paul

    chris & geoff Parr
    We looked forward every morning to the banter and humour between the mid herts maestro Dr. wally and the togmeister. I was stunned when I heard the news on the radio this morning.We guessed he was ill when he left the show but did not realise the severity. He introduced some wonderful music and made the world a better place for his being there. How sad for all of you who knew him personally and how hard Mondays show will be for you. Our best wishes to all his family . who will buy the tins of rhubarb now ?

    Pete and Winnie and Gemma and Leo Morris
    Us four TIGs and TOGs were very sad to hear the news today.

    Rex
    Thank you Dr Wally, you were the best, and thank you for introducing me to Eva, you will now be able to listen to her "live". God Bless

    Heidi
    Heaven has a new angel, RIP Dr Wally.

    DJ
    i listened almost daily to w.u.t.w. between 1997-2002 on my way to work and would frequently draw strange looks from fellow commuters on the train as i chuckled away at terry & dr wally's blend of simple, dry, cynical humour.

    Bri Nylon, Newport-on-Sea, Shropshire
    Today I lost the best of friends, despite never having met him. I had hoped that Pauly would soon be back to health and back to work - I was shocked by the news this morning. The quiet co-star of WUTW, you will be so greatly missed for your wit and your medical knowhow, despite the fact that you "never really bothered". The start of the working day will never be the same again.

    Clare
    A sad loss to music, morning laughter, and nieces everywhere. God Bless you Pauly.

    grace & hamish macrae
    Very sad news sincere condolences to his family, his radio 2 team and all the TOG's out there

    Ben & Jean Carrington
    We are so sad, we felt we really knew Pauly. We kept hoping that he would soon be back to join in the daily banter. Our condolences to his family and friends. Our thoughts go out to Terry and the gang, especially on Monday.

    Paul Lonsdale
    Such fantastic uplifting tunes and the witty banter. Magic. Rest in peace.

    Paul&Sheila Robinson
    The show will go on but it won't be the same without you,thank you for all the fun and laughter over the years.Goodnight and god bless.

    Ken Topping
    A loss to us all. We have lost someone who has been a friend, someone who has helped make us laugh through the low times, almost wet ourselves during the good times. His humour, along with his professionalism and his personal touch will be remembered by us all. As others have said below 'Tinned Rhubarb' and anything that 'tastes like chicken' will never be the same again. RIP Dr Pauly Let Monday be a celeration of Paul Walters life!

    Brian Mobley
    What a sad loss,a lovely man,he will be missed by millions,I will miss his banter with Terry.Rest in peace old pal.

    Viv Steadman
    I had only been listening to Wake Up To Wogan for a couple of years when Dr Wally had to give up appearing on the show due to his illness. I was always pleased to hear Terry mention him, and wish him well, and I am saddened to hear of his death. I send my condolences to his family, friends and colleagues at the BBC. Viv Steadman Lincolnshire

    Nicola Wynne-Roberts
    A great loss, I'm filling up just reading these messages. To Pauly's loved ones, Terry and the team, our thoughts are with you.

    Julie Taylor
    Well doctor wally cured all my morning symptoms with his helping hand to the bungling terry wogan. Thankyou Doctor I will miss your prescriptions!

    Susan Wakefield
    It's all be said in previous tributes. Heartfelt sympathy to all who knew him.

    Phil
    Pauly was a lovely, generous man with a terrific sense of humour and sublime taste in music. I do hope it's of some comfort to Pauly's family and good friends like Terry and Deadly to know how much we all loved him. So many beautiful songs come to mind today. Obviously anything by Eva Cassidy, "I Cried For You" by Katie Melua, Justin Hayward "Moving Mountains", Peter Gabriel "That'll Do" and "Do What You Gotta Do" by Linda Ronstadt to name a few. Rest in peace, Pauly and thank you for everything.

    Sheila & Roy Taylor
    We are very saddened to hear about the death of Paul. We are both avid listeners of the TW breakfast show, and the humour that went on between Terry and Pauly will never be forgotten. We are very thankful, that we have purchased the Janet & John CD, where the infectciusness of Pauly's laughter will live for ever. Rest in Peace Paul, but now and again, shine on the TW show. Sheila & Roy

    paul fuller
    pauly was a great producer who knew what the audience wanted.we will miss Dr Wally and his banter with the rest of the team. Mornings wont be the same.

    Cyril, Cheshire
    Thank you for the music. RIP Paul RIP

    Iain Jones
    What can be said that hasn't been said already? Paul enriched our daily lives with his contributions to the programme over the years and his daily banter with Terry & the =crew" should be held up as an example for others to emulate! Terry, we'll all be supporting you in the days to come, especially Monday, when I'm sure a few tears will be shed, like the ones I shed today. Our loss is Heaven's gain; we've lost one of the "Good Guys".

    Scott Peterkin - Lilburn, Georgia USA
    A heartfelt thank you for saving Eva Cassidy's music from being lost in obsecurity. Your playing of "Over The Rainbow" on BBC Radio2 made it a "song heard 'round the world". Here are your words as you repeated them for the ABC Nightline Program on Eva: "So I had a listen to it and I was absolutely stunned. Suddenly there was a song and a voice that stood out a million miles above all the rest, stopped me in my tracks. I thought I've got to play this. We've got to have it in the program." Years later we are still as stunned by Eva's voice as you were. I can think of very few moments in broadcasting as wonderful as this. Scott Peterkin Moderator Eva Cassidy Yahoo Discussion Group (900+ members)

    George & Penny Parnaby
    We feel like we've lost part of our family. We met Pauly twice, at St Andrews and Durham and on both occasions we found that he was as charming and witty 'in the flesh' as on the radio. I am looking at him now on my WUTW Team paperweight and he is smiling. Our condolences go to his family and friends, especially to the rest of the WUTW team. He is out of pain now 'somewhere over the rainbow'.

    Di Version
    Sympathies to Pauly's family and friends. He was a wonderful man who brightened the day for so many people. The banter was magnificent and the atmosphere so very relaxed. He will be greatly missed but fondly remembered. RIP Dr Wally.

    Sally Steed
    Darling P, "some people just pass through your life...others, come in, leave footprints on your heart, and you are forever changed. I will miss you so, so much. Sally xxx

    Wendy Noyce
    I agree with everything everyone else has already said.We will miss Pauley very much.Condolences to his family friends and colleagues

    Ralph Arnold
    After many years of enjoying the banter between Paul, Sir Terry and the rest of the team that worked with them, I feel that his passing leaves a very large and difficult hole to be filled, May I take this opportunity to offer my sincere condolences to Paul’s family and to all those who shared in the joy of working with such a wonderful person

    Mike Downsby
    As a person who is up early enough to hear the end of Sarah Kennedy and the start of Wake up to Wogan (is that so early??) we will all miss the important imput to the programme that Paul put into the slick production and sharp comment that was so evident. Is there a need for "Deadley" to take a firm control?? Best wishes to all Paul's family an friends.

    Marion
    There's been a huge Pauly Walters shaped hole in WUTW all of this year and I was hoping you'd be back to fill it soon. We are all richer for having been subjected to the unique entertainment that you and our Terry and the rest of the breakfast gang (Fran, Boggy and Deadly) allowed us to enjoy on a daily basis. Thank you for giving me a reason for waking up and for your superb choice and mix of music. Love you, miss you, thank you.

    Russ from Lincoln
    Very sad: and too late to tell him how much he was appreciated; but perhaps this & all the other tributes will be some solace to his family & friends.

    Linda Pinkney
    So many lovely words already said, I echo them all. Monday's show and all the shows to come will be the poorer for knowing Pauly will now never return. No more rhubarb and custard; Terry and the gang will shoulder a great burden, but like the troupers they all are, will carry it nobly and go on making us laugh.

    Allan Binks
    The mornings will never be the same. Looking through all these tributes the saddest thing of all is that Paul probably never realised how popular he was.

    Val and Steve Surfield
    Who could ever forget the banter between Pauly and Togmeister every morning. It brightened up our day. Our condolences to his family colleagues and friends. He will be much missed.

    Brian Philipps
    Pauly introduced us all to some great music we would have never otherwise have heard and I for one will miss his morning banter with Terry. His choice of music for the wake up to Wogan show has been with me on my travels for many thousands of miles

    Jim Reid, Renfrew
    I was shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Paul Walters. He was the perfect foil for Terry Wogan and the shows just didn't seem the same without him. He will be sadly missed. Please pass my sincere condolences to his family.

    Mike & Marjorie Green
    How sad we were to learn today of the passing of Paulie - a dear friend to all us TOGS, he will be sorely missed. Terry, we will weep along with you at 7.30 am on Monday - something from Eva Cassidy as a fitting tribute to a lovely man would surely be appropriate (Eva & he would maybe sing along together in heaven!)

    Margaret and Colin Marcombe-Chesterfield
    Paulie will be missed by all us TOGs. Our sympathy goes to all his family friends and colleagues and especially Terry.

    Lynn Ridgers
    Pauly and Terry entertained us for a long time, and I have missed their banter. He will be missed by all us Togs. Our thoughts are with Paul's colleagues and family at this very sad time. God bless xx

    Richard and Helen davison
    Thank you for the fun and the music. God bless, Dr Wally

    Amanda Wright
    I knew there was something wrong when Paul went of the air so suddenly and asked lots of people of listened to the show if the knew why. They didn't. God bless Paul and Terry. I loved Paul on the radio and have missed so much. Terry and his team must be commended for carrying on when they knew how ill his was. I am a 35 year old who has listened to Paul for the past 10 to 14 years with my husband and loved the banter between him and Terry. I would just like to say how much he made me laugh in times of trouble and cheered me up when I needed it most. I am thinking of is family at time. But they should remember how much joy and laughter he brought to so many people and how much he will be remembered. God bless,lots and love and cuddles Amanda

    Wendy Burton
    So very sad to hear about Pauly Walters' death. We regular listeners will miss him so much, but no-one surely will mourn him as much as Terry Wogan - he was not just his producer, musical expert and e-mail man, he was a close personal friend as well. Terry and Pauly, they've made our mornings for over 20 years, and things will never seem quite the same again.

    Peter Dukes
    You would get in your car in the morning to drive to work, wondering how you were going to face the day. Then Terry would play a song that Paul Walters had selected and it would give you such a lift, almost like having a glass of wine for breakfast, That song would make you just sail through the day. God bless you Paul. Sadly missed.

    Lynn Ranger - The Lone Ranger
    So sad to learn of Pauly's passing. We all eagerly awaited his return to full health and to Wake up to Wogan - sadly that will now never happen. Condolences to Pauly's family and to all his friends at Radio 2.

    jan Vivyan
    Many people will feel as I do that we have lost a friend....

    Jim Baxter
    I would like to add my sadness at the passing of Doctor Wally on behalf of all those bewildered listeners who tune in sporadically on their car radio's and wonder what inspired and lovely humour they would catch each programme. Since last year there was always the hope that 'Pauly' would return but alas not to be. Thanks for everything though.

    Keith & Rachael Pontypridd
    Sadly missed, deepest sympathy to his friends and family.

    Wendy Sayer
    Even though Paul has been ill for some time now, the final parting is the hardest one to bear. Our thoughts are with his family, close friends and colleagues. Paul, our Dr Wally and Terry's right hand man, brought a ray of sunshine to many a murky morning. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered. That is an excellent idea to play Eva Cassidy as a tribute on Monday, may I suggest a track from "Songbird"

    anne chamberlain
    Today will always be remembered as the day we all lost a true friend. My condolences to his family,friends and colleagues.

    Merv Russen
    Pauly was a star and he and the gang brightened our mornings. My condolences go to his family and to Terry and the team who must all be totally devastated. Keep up the good work in his memory Tel.

    Ray and Jan Sawford
    Pauly, we shall miss you so much. We always used to laugh when you would say "Forgotten but not gone", now sadly, you are gone but definately not forgotten.

    Jenny Knowles
    I was so very sorry to hear of dear Paul's passing and my thoughts are with his family and friends and of course all those on the Wogan programme, especially Terry. What a great double-act they made each morning! Apart from the wonderful music, I can still hear the banter between them when Terry read out the e.mails and Paul used to say "Don't blame me - I just print them!". Rest in Peace Paul your personality and talent will be a great loss to the world. My love to all on the programme in your loss.xxx

    Eamon Phyar
    I am sure Terry will be the first to admit the show has not been the same without the Doctor but I am sure you are tweaking knobs upstairs now. Your two's combination made the show very easy to listen to and set the tone for the day! We will miss you and your "lose it" moments amid all the high-jinx, God Bless you Pauly and your family!

    Sonia and Harvey Mayo
    Dr Wally - Wake up to Wogan (our lifeline) just won't be the same without you. Your spark with Sir Terry, boggy and the rest of the TOG team is irrevocable and you will be so sadly missed.

    Pat and John O'Connor
    We were very saddened to hear the news of Pauly this morning.Although living in France for the last 9 years we never miss the show and Pauly made us smile not only for his humour but also his choice of music. He has greatly influenced our choice of music. Our deepest sympathy go to his family,friends and cooeagues at this sad time. RIP Pauly.

    Lee Morris
    It is very very sad news indeed, my condolences, to Terry who has worked with him for so long. Terry's studio, will be a very very sad place on Monday.

    Pat & Helena
    Dr. Wally will be sorely missed by all togs. As avid listeners over the years my sister & I both cried when we heard the news.

    Angie S
    I have just heard the very sad news about the untimely passing of dear Dr Wally. I have really missed his hilarious contributions to WUTW recently and can't believe we will never have that pleasure again. Paul and the team made my morning drive to work that much more bearable with their side splitting humour and wonderful music. God bless you Dr Wally, I hope St Peter has laid on some roast Iguana and a nice bit of aaaaam for tea xx

    Terry Gallagher
    Paul Walters taste in music was perfection! It seemed to me he loved the same sort of my music I do, from predominantly the sixties and seventies. As everyone else has already said he introduced us to the genius of Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua. God bless you Paul. You will be greatly missed.

    simon blow
    a true gentleman of the airwaves and the perfect foil to terry will be missed by us all

    anncs.hills@virgin.net
    Pauly Walters came over, on the radio, as lovely relaxed guy. Over these past few months I have been wondering what had happened to him. I so much missed his rapport with Terry. I am sure he will be very muched missed by all Radio 2 listeners me included. He and Terry were such gigglers!

    Gordon Kitching
    Very upset to hear the news about Paul. I'm sure I will be one of many thousands to say how much he will be misssed but feel I can't let his passing go without some sort of tribute to his talent, no matter how humble

    Pat Webster
    So very very sorry to hear of Pauly Walters death, condolences to all his family, friends and especially Terry Wogan who I know misses him already

    Ann Hunt
    What can anyone say but thank you. Pauly did what no man has done before. Please keep up the standard in his memory. Sympathy to his family and Terry and the gang. We have all lost a great producer and wonderful man.

    Pat Howard
    So sad to hear the news about Paulie. I was privileged to have met and had a chat with him after listening to his very amusing talk to our local WI. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

    Annpan
    Oh, Dr Wally, how you'll be missed, how much you were loved. The recordings I made of Tel and Pauly at their best are now more precious than gold.

    John Hoad
    I have a photo on my wall of Pauly and deadly at RAF Coningsby looking after the couple who pledged £40000 to CIN.Pauly looked well in that photo.Tel mentioned briefly last week that Pauly had not been "the mae west" and gave the impression that he was ok. So it was quite a shock when I heard on Radio 2 today that he had passed away. When I was working I used to only hear 15 minutes of WUTW and I was approaching retirement in August 2004 I was looking forward to hearing the whole show,well I got 16 months of the great man.I will never forget Tels comment when Pauly first went absent,he said he was being rested for call up for the England managers job. I have just been reading the other tributes and have been weeping a lot Condolences to Paulys family and to Tel,fran,deadly and boggy,keep it going. John,Aberdeen

    Peter & Jill Harris
    We have just heard the very sad news about Paul Walters, who will be greatly missed by us, as we both enjoyed the banter between Terry & Paul along with his choice in great music.

    Sue Fry
    The Captain Of Mid-Herts,road-kill which always tastes like chicken,the wheelbarrow joke(never told),aaah Cornwall, tinned tomatoes on toast... Thanks for the memory.

    Steve Cookson
    I am very upset to hear and see see the news of Dr Wally's passing.He will be be missed sorely.RIP my friend

    Dawn Parry
    So sad to hear this awful news - I had no idea Pauly was so ill. The Eurovision song contest won't be the same without him now, sharing buckets of Baileys with El Tel. Dr Wally will be sorely missed.

    KT Scott
    So sad to have lost Paul, so glad to have known him on the radio. Deepest sympathy to all who loved him.

    Tim Latham
    His knack of choosing the right music for the right time was amazing, and introducing us to some great (as then) unknowns showed he had a gift that few people have. Of course the banter between him and Terry, not forgetting the others of course, was all part of what became a household name in TOG circles. " Thanks Dr Wally " My thoughts are with your family and all your many friends.

    maureen knights
    I will miss Pauly on the Wogan show I used to so enjoy his banter with Terry I was very saddened to here he had died he was a lovely man and will be missed by so many people. Love and God Bless

    zanny coope
    deeply saddened to hear the news of Paul's death. Together he and terry Wogan were the perfect match on the morning show. He has been missed all year and we will continue to. Our deepest sympathy to his family

    Patrick Smith
    I never met the man. Now I never will . How sad,and yet he leaves delightful memories of himself. The Regulars must be devastated,but how much more his family and close friends. We can"t afford to lose people of Paul"s quality. A very sad day.

    Philip Robinson
    Like countless people who listen to WUTW every weekday morning I was very sad to hear of the death of Paul Walters. When you read all the many tributes it makes one realise the infinite joy and fun that TW's programme has given to this country over so many years and the enormous part played by TW's 'underlings' particularly Paul - he will be sorely missed.

    Annie Lucas
    What a lovely man, he will be so sadly missed. He brought laughter, humour and naughty bits to the Wogan show. l will so miss him. God bless Paul

    KT Scott
    So sad to have lost Paul, so glad to have known him on the radio. Deepest sympathy to all who loved him.

    norma saville
    So sad he will be greatly missed. Many a morning I'd Be in stitches Listening to Terry and Pauly. It,s the old saying 'the great and the good' !!!!! Rest in peace friend

    Sue
    Echoing all that has been said by others. Shock that we won't have another morning with Pauly as part of the gang and very real sadness. But he will be remembered for so much - music, humour, genuineness - for a very, very long time to come. Condolences to all his family and friends. I'll always think of him when I play the many albums he influenced me into buying.

    Penny Parnaby
    I met Dr Wally twice, at the St Andrews and Durham Togs Conventions and found him to be as charming and witty 'in the flesh' as he was on the radio. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues at this sad time. I feel that I have lost a family member. RIP Pauly; long may your legacy continue.

    rob, bristol
    i've been listening to wogan since 1977 when i was 7. im now 36 & still enjoy the show & like every other tyg & tog i'am sad & shocked to hear of the passing of pauly dr wally & at times eric. like many others his hard work behind the scenes made the show with tel what it is ( the most listened to breakfast show by young & old )& his contributions on the show made it complete... in memory of paul it would be nice to either hear pauly's favourite song or somewhere over the rainbow by eva cassidy. my sincere condolences go to pauly's family & friends...

    Matthew-Suffolk
    So sorry to hear the news.My thoughts go to his family.

    colin cartledge
    I am really saddened by the news. Paul and Terry were a great double act and created so much joy and laughter.

    KT Scott
    So sad to have lost Paul, so glad to have known him on the radio. Deepest sympathy to all who loved him.

    Ian and Ken
    We heard of Pauls passing on with great sadness this morning.With his help Terry's show was made such a happy start for first thing in the morning-god bless you Paul.

    Gav Soden
    So long Dr Wal. Much missed xxx

    Jim Roche
    It’s a bit like Stan losing his Ollie, or Eric his Ernie......... Thanks for the hundreds of times I have been reduced to tears of helpless laughter when a "lightening” " of the every day load could be guaranteed by Terry, Pauly and the team. You will be deeply missed.

    Mary Ann Curry
    So very sad to hear of "Dr. Paulies" passing,he will be sadly missed.Monday will be a difficult day for Sir Terry,but we are all behind him with the support and loving thoughts. Pauls family have lost a lovely man,but I am sure he will be in their hearts forever.

    Shirley Smith
    Such very sad news this morning. No more Dr Wally Paultry. Sincere sympathy to his family, Terry and all the team.

    KT Scott
    So sad to have lost Paul, so glad to have known him on the radio. Deepest sympathy to all who loved him.

    Dave
    Thank you paul for many years of pleasure fun and wit you will be sadly missed by us all keep up the good work wherever you are

    Jo Hancox
    I am very sorry to hear this news, Pauly's presence has been greatly missed on the show since he became ill. His and Terry's banter has cheered me up on innumerable mornings when I have been feeling low, they made a wonderful partnership. Heartfelt sympathies to his family, and to Terry and all the team.

    Ruth Tudor
    Sorry to hear this sad news. Paul Walters was a big part of the team and will be sorely missed. Much love to his family and the Wake up to Wogan team.

    Diana Wamsley
    I was so sad to hear of Paul's death. I always enjoyed his banter with Terry. He was a wonderful producer. My condolences to his family, friends and Terry and the team. We TOGS will sorely miss Dr Wally.

    Anna
    So sad to hear the news about "Dr Wally" I have missed him on the show since his illness, hoping that he would return. I will miss Paul but treasure the memories and the laughter he created with Terry and the gang. Thank you for the wonderful music.

    Carol
    Rest in peace Pauly. You brightened my mornings into work. My thoughts are with the rest of the team and your family. x

    Alison Tucker
    I had no idea Dr Wally was so ill, but was aware I missed him in the mornings. It's just not fair at 59. As someone else said, how are the team going to do Monday morning? If I feel so sad, it's hard to imagine what people who were personally close to him feel. My sympathies are with everyone who has lost a very special man.

    Sharon
    My deepest sympathy to all of Paul's family and friends. I was shocked to hear the news on the radio this morning. I know that Paul will be sorely missed.

    susan taylor
    We were hoping you would get better and return to your loyal and loving fans. We have missed you so much,and must now accept that we shall miss you always.Bless you and your family.

    Mrs Ina Menzies
    you have my undying gratitude for the gift of Terry.Adrian,David etc. It has brightened many a weary morning and made us laugh.I send my blessing to your family and friends. Without these people radio is mundane and rapid speaking does not make an easy listening program....Good Luck

    KG
    Extremely talented. Extremely likeable. Always helped to make a bad day better. RIP, Dr Wally.

    andrew king
    I only hope that the knowledge of how much pleasure and decency he brought into all our lives offers his family and friends some condolence at this difficult time. Thanks for all the memories.

    Lyn D
    Tears are not far behind my eyes at your passing Dr Wally. Another good soul who has gone too soon. My deepest condolences to the family - not just your sister and brother, nieces and nephews but the family of TYGs & TOGS that give thanks for your talents and will always remember you will a smile on their faces.

    anon
    Home. Ohh no, its Morning Again, I want to stay in Bed, but I cant, So I get up; it’s Cold and I’m still tired, It’s good to warm my bones beside the fire. Far away, in London city, The tolling of the Angle Poise lamp, Calls the faithful to the Light Program, To hear the softly spoken magic spells. With apologies to Pink Floyd.

    KG
    Extremely talented. Extremely likeable. Always helped to make a bad day better. RIP, Dr Wally.

    Charles Todd
    A great loss to the broadcasting industry! My morning drive to work will never be the same. Thank you for sharing your wit and wisdom with us.

    Christine Knights
    I was so sad to hear the news about Pauly, he seemed like one of the family, after listening to him and Terry for so many years. His choice of music for the Wogan show was unsurpassed,and he will be remembered for introducing many people to new types of music. He will be so sadly missed!

    Sue & David Howard
    We have just lost a friend whom we never met. Alas, we will no longer enjoy his wit in the morning. We send our love and sympathy to his family, friends and, of course to the team: Terry, Deadly, Boggy & Fran. Now on the big course in the sky. Thank you Dr Wally!

    Gill Quiney
    I learned to love Pauley Walters after I returned to the UK in 1997. The banter between Pauley and Terry was always wonderful and while driving to work I would have tears of laughter. Thank you for bringing light to dark mornings and joy to our hearts. You will be sadly missed.

    Hugh Again
    I'm very fortunate to have met Pauly briefly. I'm sure the 8.5 million who haven't but listen every day, feel the way I do today. We have all lost a wonderful friend.

    Jon & Marilyn
    Our thoughts go out to Pauls family and also to Terry who must be feeling the loss ot someone who was very obviously a good friend as well as a colleague, very badly. A huge loss to Radio 2 and broadcasting in general.

    Christine Williams
    Such sad news. I can only echo so much of the many tributes already posted here, his wit the banter with Terry, the funny stories re his nieces and the hazy 60s were all in good fun. His choice of music and production of the programme were second to none. Let's dedicate Monday's programme to Dr Wally? My condolences to his family and friends and perhaps the many would be young neices out there! I hope Terry and the gang come up with something to remember Pauly by. A scholarship perhaps to encourage someone's nieces to consider radio production as a career option. My journey to work this Monday will be different! Christine x

    John Devlin
    I once emailed the Dr to find the name of a piece of music by Gerry Rafferty. It was a favourite of Terry's and Paul's called "Don't speak of my heart" Paul mailed me back within an hour or so of sending it. He was was true music fan and will be missed by so many. My condolences go to his family, colleaues and friends who will miss him so much.

    Marie Johnson
    Dear Pauly Walters he will be very sadly missed.

    Sandy and Tony McGregor
    Heartfelt and sincere sympathy from two longterm, silent, but deeply appreciative Togs, for the Wake Up To Wogan Show. Dr Wally's passing will undoubtedly generate a "shed-load" of his oft stated "I only print 'em" 'e-mails, purely and justifiably for himself. As daily listeners, we cannot even imagine how devasted friends, colleagues and family must feel, as we feel desperately sad that such an unassuming, gentle guy will not be heard again. Our condolences to all.

    Ray McColgan
    I did not know you but you made me laugh so often I feel I have lost a friend. You'll be missed

    Mark Manning
    My sincere sympathy to Sir Terry Wogan and his team.I met Terry in Dublin a few weeks ago,as someone who has an interest in radio,I know how important it is to try to connect with the listeners.Warmth is a word I would use to describe the winning team of Wogan and Walters.Thankyou Paul.

    Carol Hewson
    Dr Wally has been missed already I did not know he was so ill.Wake up to Wogan will never be the same without his anecdotes & banter. Terry & he made me laugh till I cried, they were my wake up call for many years. So glad I got the Janet & John CD, it means I can remember him & cheer up my day whenever I feel the need! He will be greatly missed by all who listened to the show and even more so by his colleagues Terry (who I am sure had such closeness & affection for him to be able to bounce off each other as they did), Boggy, Deadly & Fran & of course his family who I also send my condolences to. Through him I am a great fan of Katie Melua. It is people like him who light up our lives, Togdom will not seem the same but at least I know a great Tog is up there looking out for us & what a great reception we have to look forward to on our arrival! We can go Tog star spotting now, he will be the brightest one. Tery & team must keep up the good work in Dr Wally's memory.Thank you Pauly for all the joy & laughter you gave me. A true professional. God Bless Carol X

    Shona from Scotland
    I suspect we all knew deep down that our Dr Wally was seriously ill when he left the programme at the start of the year. This is a sad loss to the world of radio - his gentle humour and professionalism will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts are with his family and the people who worked with him on a daily basis who will keenly feel his loss.

    julieclapton
    I was very sad to hear of Paulies death. I also feel very sorry for Terry who has obvioulsy lost a dear dear friend and colleague. Goodbye Paulie.

    Abi
    Sorry to hear the sad news. I always hoped that Pauly would be back. Love to all his family and friends & to all the WUTW team at this hard time. Monday's WUW will be difficult for all working on it as well as the TOGS & TYGS listening - we are all thinking of you.

    David Lloyd
    I did not realise that Paulie was so ill and was expecting his return. Sincere condolences to Paul's family and to the Wogan Team. He will be sadly missed. The morning journeys to work will not now be quite the same.

    Paddy
    Simply a top bloke !

    Paul Lewis
    Our thoughts go out,not only too his close friends but also to the millions of hearts that he touched. Always remember him with a smile.

    Anne & Nolan Watts
    You will be sorely missed by all of us, but our thoughts are with your colleagues at Radio 2 who knew you more than us. We will never forget the hysterics you caused with 'Sir' which nearly caused many a car crash on the way too work. Thank you for making mornings a happier place.

    Christine Barrett
    Given that Paul is probably credited with introducing Beth Nielsen Chapman's music to the UK, wouldn't the playing of her "Say Goodnight (not Goodbye)" be a fitting tribute to a person who wants remembering with an epitaph that says "Forgotten But Not Gone"?

    Sarah and Mervyn Hogan, and June Carr
    We are all so sorry to hear of the death of Paul - we feel we have lost a true friend. Mornings won't be the same without him and our thoughts are with Terry and the team at this time. Paul introduced us to Eve Cassidy and some other wonderful music and he will live on through them.

    David and Suzy - Colney Heath
    The thought for our day is one of sadness for the premature passing of an outstanding Radio man. Vaya con Dios.

    Judith, Arbroath
    Shed a wee tear when I heard the news this morning about Dr Wally. Strange to feel such a sense of loss for someone, never met, but who along with Terry and the rest of the team became an integral part of daily life. His cheery banter is and will continue to be much missed. Thanks for the happy times Pauly. Sympathy and regards to his family, Terry & Co, colleagues and friends.

    david mclellan
    he has already been missed in terry's morning programe

    Chris Massey-Scummin (but my Mum calls me Barbara)
    So sad to hear about Paul. We've missed him while he's been away and very sorry that we will not hear him again. My good wishes and condolences to his family, friends, Terry, Alan, Fran and Marshy-pops as he will be sorely missed. Adieu, Paulie.

    pauline
    Sorry to hear the sad news Terry and Paulie were a good team. Thanks for introducing listeners to Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua. He'll definitely be missed.

    Siobhan Hayward
    It was with real saddness that i heard this morning of the untimely death of Dr Wally. Our sympathies are with his family at this very sad time. His musical choices and banter with Terry will be sorely missed.

    Ray Bennett
    such a sad loss i never met the great doctor but i feel like i have lost a very good mate who with terry would have me in stiches tears of laughter often on the drive to work in traffic others in their cars would be the same any chance of hearing some of the clips of pauly&terry laughing fit to burst. my deepest sympathy to his family,Terry&the present Mrs Wogan and all the team.

    Wendy and Ray Wicks
    Just want to send our love and sincere condolences for the loss of Paul. We can only imagine how much you will all miss him, we enjoyed listening to him with Terry in the mornings. He seemed to have a great sense of fun. Best wishes to you all.

    miss once nightly
    thank you pauly, as long as there are togs walking amongst us you will be remembered, weekday mornings will be less bright because you are not there. one Tog salutes you, and now we know that another star shines bright in heaven ! thank you pauly xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Sarah
    So sorry to hear the news this morning that Paul has lost a battle I had not known he was fighting. I hoped that he would soon be back to WUTW as I thought I heard he had met up with some of the team recently. Sadly, it sounds as if that was a goodbye visit. His work with Terry was a real partnership and I have missed that constant banter all this year. My condolences to all his family and friends, particularly the ones I 'know' on WUTW. Terry has lost a friend, sparring partner and golfing companion, and we have lost the joy (hysteria??) of hearing about their adventures together. I hope the number and warmth of the tributes will help all the WUTW team know that we will be thinking of you on Monday. Paul was a professional and he would expect the show to go on. I know you will make it a great one, albeit immensely sad, in his honour. RIP Dr Wally.

    Christine Clemons
    How sad we are today to hear that Pauly had died. We have missed him on Wake up to Wogan over the past few months. It hasn't been the same without him. We would like to say what a lovely man he was and much appreciated over the years. He will be sadly missed. Please send our sincere condolences to his family, friends and work colleagues.

    Christine
    Even this week we were still hoping Paulie would be back. He was a vital part of Wogan's team. Condolences to all.

    Harry & Pam Stebbing aka Matt & Claire Varnish - G
    We are so sad, to hear the news today. The times I have been driving to work on my own and burst into uncontrollable giggles because of something Paul and Terry had said or done! He had a wonderful sense of humour and will be sorely missed, although I'm sure whenever I find an out of date tin at the back of my food cupboard I'll remember him fondly. Sadly, we never had the pleasure of meeting him, but feel that we have lost a very special friend. Our thoughts are with his brother and sister.

    Julie Simmons
    Pauly, you will be missed, even though you have not been on the radio for some time our thoughts have been with you, together with Terry you brightened everyone's day, a rare talent.

    Peter Robson
    Very sorry to hear of Pauly's death. We have, and will continue to miss him in the mornings with his gentle and modest humour. His music was our kind of music too. Rest in peace old friend.

    Sandra Nolan.
    I had been away from the program for the winter ; came back to it in the spring and Pauly was not there. I missed him greatly, but did not know he was so ill; the program is not the same with out him.

    Linda Shaw
    The wonderful Pauly will be sorely missed. I kept hoping that I would tune in one morning and he would be back with that wonderful banter. This is such sad news but he would expect us to carry on with the chuckles. An all-round good egg!!!!

    jean white Liverpool
    I've been forced to listen to your show now since I was a child and i have passed on this same tradition to my daughter Kate who says were not listening to that irish fogey again are we. All this time Paul Walters has been a part of the show he will be missed greatly to us all.

    KT Scott
    I am so saddened by the news of Paul's passing. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends, especially to Terry.

    Paul
    What can I say thats not been said already. RIP Paulie

    Valerie
    What sad news - each week I have been waiting to hear Pauly will be returning to join the team. My thoughts are with his family and the 'gang' at the Wogan Show.

    George Thomson
    Farewell Pauly - one of the wittiest men on the radio. 8 million of us will miss you. GT

    Sue Yates
    God Bless you Pauly - how I miss your voice, humour and quiet witticisms not forgetting your excellent spoon playing! Great musical taste and an ability to make one laugh so early in the morning. You will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to your family and friends, especially to the wonderful Wogan team.

    Jim Roche
    It’s a bit like Stan losing his Ollie, or Eric his Ernie......... Thanks for the hundreds of times I have been reduced to tears of helpless laughter when a "lightening” " of the every day load could be guaranteed by Terry, Pauly and the team. You will be deeply missed.

    Trudy
    Paul Walters; a person who brightened the start to the day; a perfect foil for Terry's Irish wit and charm; above all a music lovers ideal companion. The world of Tygs and Togs is diminished by his passing. Sincere condolences to Paul's family, friends and colleagues.My hope is that the knowledge of how respected and loved he was by so many listeners gives those close to Pauly some small crumb of comfort at this incedibly sad time.

    Martinmadrid
    A really genuine guy and someone whose humour and intelligence contributed to an atmosphere that brought out the very best from those around him. His choice of music was wonderful, particularly the melancholic songs which even so early in the day were just right for the programme.A lovely man

    Kim Thorpe
    Paul was a joy to listen to and will be sadly missed. My heart feels heavy but I know with certainty that there will now be another star in the sky. Thanks Pauly for brightening up some of my darkest days, I'll never forget you.

    Sandra and Roger Fancourt
    What a sad day, we will all miss you Dr Wally, you really made us laugh along with the 'old man'. May your journey find many other togs waiting to greet you. Our condolences to his brother and sister and to all those who worked on the show with him. Rest in peace Paul. God bless for all the laughter you brought.

    rosalind ranson
    I feel like i,ve lost a friend,paul,s ability for selecting music was second to none,he introduced me to so many new tracks,and wogan became the programme to listen to if you wanted to hear fabulous music.His quiet wit often heard in the background lead to some tricky moments in the car whilst driving to work,with me laughing out loud,often I was nearly late for work,if pauly had suggested a new track,just so I could listen to it all.I bet he still didn,t GRUMBLE!

    KT Scott
    I am so saddened by the news of Paul's passing. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends, especially to Terry.

    Alison Hebborn
    His talent will be greatly missed by all the TOGs and those that knew him.

    Janet and Martin Graham
    We were so sad to hear that Dr. Wallington P. McGillicuddy Walters had died. We've missed him these last few months and had hoped that he would be back one day. Hopefully it will be of great comfort to his family and his friends that so many people thought so well of him, and appreciated his many talents, to leave so many tributes on this site. We may be sad at his passing, but we thank God for his life and that we were able to share his morning meanderings with Terry and benefit from his musical and other talents. Our sympathy and condolences to his family.

    Ann Waller
    I was shocked & saddened to hear about Paul's death this morning. It will be a huge blow to his family & everyone he worked with as he was a very popular person. My condolences to his family & friends.

    Trevor Cleaves
    I was reminded of Ray Moore, when I heard about Paulie, this morning. Both consistently made a difference to my day every morning and sent me out with a brighter mood to face the world. Add up each of those days for all of the people whose spirits were lifted and you get an enormous amount of positive energy infecting everyone else. Paulie, you gave us yourself and also, with the music you discovered, so much more. I think of you now, crossing your own 'Field of Gold'. Thank you to one of the best friends I ever had, but never met!

    Jason Barker
    Such a sad loss!!Dr Wally was and always will be the heart and soul of wake up to wogan.His love of his work told heaps in the quality of the work he produced,such a sad loss to all.my thoughts to his family and also to all at radio 2.MAY WAKE UP TO WOGAN FOREVER CONTINUE IN DR WALLYS NAME.MAYBE RENAME THE SHOW,WAKE UP TO DR WALLY AS A TRIBUTE TO THE GREAT MAN!!!!GOD BLESS DR WALLY XXX

    Lesley Abraham
    So very sorry to hear of the death of dear Paullie, he will be very much missed by all who heard his voice. I never did get to hear what "naggling" meant and still have not worked out the wheelbarrow joke! I believe that Paullie will be with us all for ever - just checking!

    Glynis Yates
    I can't believe the news this morning, we were so looking forward to his return. Terry and Paulie have reduced me to tears of joy whilst driving to work on so many occasions! He will be greatly missed

    andy jefferies
    Fare well to the one and only DR WALLY . i will miss his early morning banter with TW FRAN BOGGY DEADLY it made driving in to work pleasureable . in memory of paul walters gone but not forgotten . loved by millions .

    Barbara Williams & friends from cheshire
    We are so sorry to hear about Paul Walters. just heard the news of the radio.He and Terry just made our mornings, he was so brillant and funny. The music he introduced on the Wogan show was just our style. We laughed so much when they lost-it and couldn't stop laughing for ages. He will really be missed by all, my condolences go to all his family. God Bless you Pauly.

    David Wright
    Reading the tributes makes me realise that we have all lost a friend. Pauly was a master of his trade;his choice and timing was immaculate. Condolences to all who were lucky enough to know him.

    John Griffiths
    It was very sad to hear of Dr.Wally's passing and as he often warned:- "this might smart a bit".....It does.

    Linda
    Reading the other tributes, I know I'm not alone in feeling that I have lost a friend whose musical insight has guided my own musical tastes over the last few years. So touching also to read John Marsh's words. May there be unlimited snorkers in that great golf course in the sky.

    SHARON IN LEEDS
    I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT DR WALLY'S UNTIMELY PASSING MY DRIVES TO WORK JUST WON'T BE THE SAME WITHOUT HIS FREINDLY BANTER WITH TERRY, BUT GOD ONLY CHOOSES THE VERY BEST TO JOIN HIM.MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FRIENDS,FAMILY ANG COLLEAGUES R.I.P DR WALLY X X X X

    Lesley & Dave Miles- Higgins
    We were very sad to hear on the news to-day of the passing of Paul Walters . Terry & all his team & anyone who knew him will miss him very much as will all who listen to Wogan. His input on the show was second to none.Condolences to all his friends & family.

    Lucy Lastic
    Pauly was a wonderful man, it was always great to hear him chuckling away on the show, I'll miss him!

    Anne & Bernard Vessey
    Such sad news this morning,we felt as though we had lost a close friend.

    scaniaman
    paul was a talent like never before he will be missed by so many god bless

    Eric, Aberdeen
    A special man & a sad day for everyone lucky enough to hear Dr Wally & Terry and friends on Radio2.I was in floods of tears when I heard the news,you cant help but get so attached when you listen every day.The good Doctor bought great joy and laughter to us all.what a shame,very sadly missed,best wishes all of Pauls family and freinds,take care Midherts Maestro wherever you are.

    Ali Williams
    Sad new about Dr Wally. Condolences to all his family,friends and the Wogan Team, Terry, Boggy, Deadley and Fran. A great producer and wit, gave us so much to laugh at on the way to work + introducing us to new artists.

    Mark Brown
    God bless Pauly. Mornings will never be the same again.

    Sue Young
    He will be greatly missed, and remembered with affection and a smile. He was very talented and introduced me to the work of so many singers. I hope there is a wonderful Golf Club waiting for him. In our thoughts Paulie xxx

    Mrs Dalladay
    We are so sorry to hear of Pauly's passing away and I think playing an Eva Cassidy song would be a fitting tribute to him.

    Jenny Longworth
    Such sad,sad news to wake up to...I will miss you Paul! My thoughts are with your family and friends x RIP.

    Anthony Palmer
    Paul you were the spark that lit up Terry and the rest of us in the mornings. You will be missed greatly by all who listned to the banter between you and Terry. My condolences to your family and freinds and colleagues

    Margaret Millar
    So sad to hear the passing of Pauly. Mr Wogan is good but with Pauly he was great. Pauly gave us an insight to the world of music that no one else has done. Lord knows what Mondays show will be like. All my love and hugs to everyone for Monday and to Pauly's family. Such sad news to hear. M xx

    Chris & Sue Platt
    We have missed Paul the last few months, sparring with Terry and somehow feel we have lost a friend, although not knowing him personally. His choice of music was always enjoyable - particularly Eva Cassidy who provides the background to our daughter's wedding DVD. Our thoughts and sympathy go out to his family and friends.

    Lesley & Dave Miles- Higgins
    We were very sad to hear on the news to-day of the passing of Paul Walters . Terry & all his team & anyone who knew him will miss him very much as will all who listen to Wogan. His input on the show was second to none.Condolences to all his friends & family.

    David Ball
    god bless the doctor the rock of the ship cocoa skipper!

    Claire
    Just turned the radio on today to be told of this sad news. Didn't even know he was ill. What a huge loss to broadcasting, and to all of us including Sir terry.

    JANET & DAVE PEARSON
    GOD BLESS AND REST IN PEACE PAULY YOU WILL BE SADLY MISSED THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER DR. WALLY XXX

    Ray B
    Paul Walters. Ace Producer. 'nuff said. RIP Paul.

    Ged Norris, Witney, Oxon
    It is very sad to hear the news of Paulie's demise, though perhaps not a great surprise. Our thoughts are with his friends and family. His contribution to Wake Up To Wogan cannot be overestimated. God bless.

    Steve Ord
    My morning has lost one of it's sparkling stars. Our thoughts are with Radio 2 and Pauley's family.

    mohug
    I is amazing that anyone who was to many a "Background Voice" on Wake up to Wogan, could have had such an impact on the listeners! His wit and intelligence were an integral part of Terry's show and that along with his choice of music brightened up many a dull morning! Although I never met him I shall miss him!

    roberta couchman
    so sad, my sympathies to Pauls family and friends, a small donation is on its way to children in need in his memory

    Penelope Norfolk
    Oh what sad news that Paul Walters has left this world. His choice in music, sense of fun and laughter were for many of us an integral part of the superb dynamics which have made the Wogan Breakfast show essential listening wherever you were. “gone but never forgotten” will surely be a most fitting epitaph for Pauly. My condolences go to his family, his friends and colleagues at Radio 2 who must all be so saddened by his parting.

    Ray B
    Paul Walters. Ace Producer. 'nuff said. RIP Paul.

    KT Scott
    My heart is sore. My deepest sympathy to Paul's family and friends, especially Terry.

    Mandy Friend & Family
    We were very sorry to hear sad news today of Dr Wally's passing. We have have him to thank for introducing such artists as Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua, to name but two. Sincere condolences are sent by the TOGs and TYGs of the Friend family to all his family and friends.

    Colin
    Eva Cassidy will be singing Fields of Gold for him.My thoughts are with the rest of the team.Monday will be difficult to get through

    Jo Gregory (Elaine Closure)
    I have missed him so much in the morning. Even after nearly a year thing are not quite the same without him. Was hopeful that he would pull through as no doubt everyone was. He always seemd such a 'good egg' and I loved his humour. I e-mailed him once regarding my son, who wants to get into radio production. The reply was immediate and helpful. Thanks Pauly for all the good times and my thoughts are with your family and friends. Let's be glad that so many of us got to share him. With much love.

    Sharon and Gavin Watt
    My husband and I send our deepest sympathy to Dr Wally's family and friends at BBC2, he has been sincerely missed during his illness and it is very sad that he has now left us all. God bless and much love to you.

    Shain and Adrian
    We will miss you Pauly. Our thoughts are with your family and friends at this saddest of times. Thanks for the music...

    Nicky
    Like so many I was not aware that soft-hands Dr Magillicuddy Walters was so ill and was looking forward to hearing him again. He was part of my mornings and a great foil for Terry. Sad sad news, we will all miss you. Blessings and our thoughts are with all his family and friends

    Jim Kershaw
    Goodbye Paul we will see you again "somewher over the rainbow"

    Colette
    Rest in peace Pauly and condolences to your family and all the Wogan team who will carry on without you.

    Pauline from Glasgow
    Yesterday was so exciting as I met Terry Wogan in Glasgow at his book signing, but today I can only think of the sad, and much too early passing of the great Paul Walters. He was a great producer and I have missed his contributions to the show over the last months. My thoughts go to his family and his colleagues, especially Terry, Deadly, Boggy and Co as he will be missed by many a TOG. it is a sad day.

    Mary Fanning
    I am so sad to hear of the untimely death of our dear Dr. Pauly Walters. His banter and quips with Terry were a joy to hear on the radio and made the morning journey to work actually enjoyable. My thoughts and prayers go to his family, friends and his team mates on the Wogan show. May you rest in peace Pauly.

    PJ in Kent
    Thanks for the good times, the fun and the laughter. Radio will miss such a great personality. My deepest condolences to all of Paulie's family and friends.

    pauline
    so sorry to hear the sad news. My mornings are not the same without him

    Chris C
    So sad to here the news of Pauls death. He will be sadly missed by us TOGS and our thoughts are with his family and Sir TEL and the Radio 2 Team

    Don Wood
    So sad to hear of the death of Paul. As others have commented, his lasting tribute will be the introduction of Eva Cassidy & Katie Melua to us. I am sure that all the presenters he worked with will miss him enormously especially Terry with whom he built up a wonderful rapport. God bless Dr Wally.

    Pat Manchester
    I think Dr Wally really made Wake up to Wogan what it is today. The fits of giggles that he and Terry had together really made the day begin and the banter between them will never be surpassed. I only hope the programme continues in the same vein as a tribute to him. We will all miss him terribly. Condolences to all his family and friends

    Peter B
    Over many years WUTW has kept me company on long motorway drives - and in the jams - with music that was just right and humour that ranged from whimsy to the surreal. Dr Wally's part in this was always recognised, but has become so much clearer during his absence. I shall miss him as I know will all the TOGS.

    Randall Hopkirk
    I think there was an element of selfishness in my tears when I heard of the death of Pauly. No longer will the double act of Pauly & Terry help keep me sane on the journey to work. Pauly was a true gift to broadcasting. Thanks for the joyful memories. R.I.P.

    Rohan
    Everybody has already said it all about this unique human being. We were privileged to glimpse and occasionally participate in the magical whimsy that Pauly and TW wrought unfailingly every morning. Deepest sympathies and condolences to family, friends and Sir Terry.

    Bryn Thomas
    A sad day for all Radio two fans. Paul was obviously such an accomplished producer. His choice of music was spot on for my generation (I am 59 too). To bring Eva Cassidy and Katy Melua to us was just amazing. Paul you will be sorely missed by us all.Sincere condolences to all the family at this sad time.

    Babs
    I will always miss Dr Wally's comments in the background, he brought that added "something" to the show. He will live on in our memories.

    Kathryn & Gordon
    Rest in Peace, Paul. Thank you for all you gave us.

    Kathy Niven
    Dr Wally as I will always remember him was my calming influence in the mornings when driving to work. I loved the show and the banter between him and Terry. We have only just gone online as we are retired and living very happily in S.W. France so I am devastated to hear of his death but ther will always be a smile on my face when he is mentioned.

    Jon Ackerman
    I, like all TOGs and TYGs, was truly shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr Wally. His wonderful interaction with Terry, Fran, Deadly and Boggy made truly great radio. I would like to pass on my sincerest condolences to Paulie's family and friends.

    Esther & Jeremy Crook
    We feel priveliged to have been a part of such a close friendship between Paul and Terry and to be 'allowed' to listen to their fun and laughter in the mornings over the radio waves. Even though we don't these people in person you feel as if they are your best friend because they are so much an important part of the dailt routine and grind of normal life. We were saddened to hear of Paul's illness and even more upset today to learn of his death, however there are moments that we will never forget due to the magic of radio and will bring a smile to us both for a very long time.

    KatieL
    i will really miss paulys distinctive voice on the radio in the morning. He put a smile on everybodys face! god bless you. my heart goes out to all of his family and friends and to the wake up to wogan team XXXXX

    Gill and Alan Parks
    So sad on hearing today's news. I will never forget how Sir Terry and Paulie expressed the nation's mood with the music played following Diana's death.Sir Terry and Paulie made a dream team and our thoughts are with you all on this sad October day.

    C & T
    your laugh was infectious and whatever my mood you lightened it.You have been missed a lot already,sorry that your colleague never made the effort to visit,others did i know.You were very brave all the time -shows the true man .Much missed xxx

    Carl Griffiths
    You Will be so missed Dr Wally. Good Night God Bless.

    Sarah Bradshaw
    Thanks you to Paul for introducing music such as Eva Cassidy which helped me thorugh hard times in my life. He will be missed greatly and my condolences go to all his family, friends and colleagues.

    Mary Clarke
    I just heard this on the Radio news. Paul Walters was a wonderful producer and was such a great personality on the Wogan Programme. It's such sad news.

    Richard Tree-Norfolk
    As a radio presenter for over 20 years I feel I know what makes great radio,and that was the work that Paul did with Terry. There is so much radio "dross" out there it makes you wonder how it ever gets on -air. The high standard of his work both on-air and off was a pleasure to listen to. It made my journeys to work a real pleasure- like so many others it seems! I often used to burst out into huge gaffaws of giggles or cry at the times when they both lost-it on air! Thank you also for introducing me to Katie Melua. I imagine Mondays show will be almost unbearable for the whole crew

    Elizabeth English aka Annie Daynow
    Pauly's work with Terry will never be forgotten, and Heaven will have the best radio ever. His knowledge of music was second to none & more than once helped me to find obscure cds with his contacts... an all-round good egg..How about opening Terry's show on Monday with an Eva Cassidy song as a tribute?

    Tina Hallett
    Such terrible sad news - the mid-hearts captain will be so missed. Heaven needed a TOG to shine a wonderful light and now it has one. Sympathy to his family as this difficult time. Best wishes to Terry, Boggy, Deadly & Fran at such a difficult time as this - our thoughts are with you all - keep up the good work in Pauly's memory. Best wishes to all of the Wogan team x

    Paul Cadiou
    So very upset to see the news of Dr Wally's passing. Although TW is the great frontage of the show Paul was the backroom mainstay and very instrumental in making it such a great show to listen. Will be missed sorely

    Kim Snoshill
    God Bless Pauly, we will all miss you but remember you always...Terry has lost his right arm man and best friend Kim x

    Lindsay
    So shocked to hear of the passing of the midherts maestro!! My thought are with his family and radio2 family - heaven will be a more intresting place now, beige, neices, guitars, the works. Rest well Pauly the tygs and togs miss you.

    Mike Levett
    We're all the poorer for Dr Wally's passing. He was a lovely man and his banter with Terry was wonderful to hear. His musical choices were brilliant and completely in tune with all the TOGs, of whom I am proud to count myself. Sincere condolences to Pauly's family and friends and especially to Terry, who will be devastated by the loss of someone who was so obviously a real and dear friend.

    Gaham Sclater
    I know Paul hasn't been at Terry's side, contributing to the banter for a while, but he and his choice of music will be sorely missed. Graham Sclater - long time listener and "TOG."

    Jean Burrows
    I am so sorry to hear of Paul Walters' death, and I'd like to extend my sympathies to his family, and to all his colleagues, who will surely miss him terribly. As we have lived in Portugal for the past 20 years, it was only when we got broadband about 3 years ago, and were able to listen to Radio 2 via the internet, that I was able to listen to Terry Wogan's show again. It is such a great way to start the day, and the humour of the banter between Terry , Dr Wally and their accomplices was (and is) a real tonic. The musical content of the show is always fantastic, obviously due to Paul's masterly input. What a great man. May his talent, taste and personality live on in the programme. I'm sure they will.

    Dorothy Bland
    So sorry to hear the news about Paulie. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family and all his colleagues.

    Jonathan James
    Paul has been missed this last year already. It still comes as a great shock to know he has gone for good. The world has a severe shortage of truly nice and decent people. The last thing it needed was to lose Paul. The world feels that little bit emptier this morning.

    David Ackrill
    I've listened to WUTW for many years and was saddened to hear of the death of Paul Walters. His choice of music and banter with Terry Wogan were great entertainment, and I'm sure he will be sadly missed by many fans of the show. My sympathies go to his family and friends.

    Jane Armstrong and family from Bracknell
    What more can I say that hasn't been said before? We'll miss you Pauly - we'll miss your impecible taste in music which so often mirrored our own - we'll miss your wit as well. Our condolences go out to all your friends and family. Wake Up To Wogan will never be the same.

    David Tovey
    Very sad to hear "Pauly" Walters has gone to the great broadcasting station in the sky. Time means I only hear part of the show. Did not realise Pauly had become so poorly. Memories are always the best epitaph. Didn't he give us such a lot.

    Norah
    Paul was such a wonderful man, with a great sense of humour, and formed a perfect partnership with Terry. He will be greatly missed.

    Jennie Saunders
    I was just so devastated by the news this morning that Paulie had died. I had not realised he was so ill and had looked forward to his return. His taste in music was just so beautiful, when I heard a really great song on Tel's show I knew it wuld be Paulie's choice. I will miss him so much. Jennie

    Chris Dunn
    I can't express how sad this makes me. Condolences to Pauly's family and friends. Their grief is shared by more people than can be imagined.

    Andy T.
    Dr Wally, a man for all seasons, whose talent and laughter will be sadly missed, rest in peace Dr Wally you helped bring happiness to millions!

    Norma Cohen
    I truly was extremely sad to learn of Pauly's untimely death. I shall miss his humour greatly in the mornings. My thoughts to all his family and friends. Rest in peace Dr Wally.

    tim herbert
    wake up to wogan wont be the same without pauley.Janet and john stories in heaven.he'll have god in stitches just as he had us.GOD BLESS HIM and his family

    Jen Williams
    Saddened to hear of Pauly's death. Was looking forward to his eventual return and to hear his banter with our Terry again. Sympathy to Terry & all the team on losing such a good and valued friend. My prayers are with you. x

    Kim Battersby-Hill
    How sad that a man of such fun and talent should be taken from us. I was so shocked when I saw the news this morning. Wake Up To Wogan hasn't been the same without him and I am sure Terry will miss him very much as will we all. Sleep well Pauly.

    Dala
    Like so many I was shocked and saddend to hear of Paulie's death this morning. I always thought he would be back. My thoughts are with his family and friends who have lost someone very very special.

    Ian Turley
    Farewll to the Mid-Herts Maestro. All TOGS and TIGS feel a sense of loss but we can rememberr Dr Wally anytime we hear the music of a performer introduced to us by him. Thankyou Paulie.

    Brian Young
    I had heard that Paul was ill, but no details. For those of us who knew him solely from Wake up to Wogan, he was an integral part of the "team" and he and Terry obviously had that particular chemistry which made the show all that more humourous. He'll be at the big golf club in the sky now and he'll be able to play with St Andrew. Probably the only time he'd have got near the hallowed greens. He'll be in his element picking up birdies, eagles and any other bird he fancies. He'll be well remembered.

    Jim & Tina
    Thanks for the banter & music that made the journey to work so much more pleasant. Keep on Rockin & Rollin.

    Susan Watson
    Deeply saddned and shocked by the news of Pauly's passing. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed. Thank you for brightening up my mornings - Pauly Walters, a true legend.

    Graham Knight
    I REMEMBER PAUL ON DAIVD HAMILTON SHOW AND GREAT BANTER WITH EL TEL ON THE DRIVE TO WORK. CONDOLECE TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS THANK YOU PAUL. PLEASE PLAY ONE TUNE THAT PAUL LIKED OUR LOST StPETER'S GAIN

    Hilary Dobarroll
    A great bloke, who added yet another smile to my face on the journey to work. As the Wogan fall guy he was tremendous, we will miss him so xxx

    Rosy McDonald
    pauly was a great addition to the morning show. I have been listening to the show for a lot of years. I am sure Terry and co will keep his memory alive with some great stories abot their years together goodnight sleep well

    Mark
    Pauly's own epitaph - that he wanted to be placed on a bench at the Mid-Herts Golf Club - was `Forgotten but not Gone`... I think for generations of TOGs and TYGs he will never be forgotten, and we really wish he hadn't gone just yet as its like losing an old friend. If you're feeling sad because of his passing, think of some of the supreme moments of fun and laughter that we have all enjoyed - like the highly embarrassing `noise` that someone once made on air during WUTW ....Terry blamed Pauly, but I was never sure. Remember them acting out stories sent in by TOGs, with Fran always at risk of some ribald comment? Paul was as much the star of the show as Terry, and started our days with so many smiles. RIP.

    Ian
    Unbelivable. His interuptions and chats with Terry were part of the programme that made the show different. I hope some proper tribute and the setting up of something in his memory will be forecoming. We have lost a funny gentleman and a funny gentle man. Still musn't grumble eh?

    Groovyoldwoman
    Sad to hear the news this morning. Thanks for all the fun Pauly. As a fully qualified TOG I will today wear beige as a mark of respect. My condolences to his family.

    Janet Brearley
    I feel I have lost a friend Said a prayer and lit a candle in your memory Rest in peace

    Colin & Angela Morgan
    We were very sorry to hear of Pauly's passing today, we have missed him for some time on the show but we now feel that we have lost a friend that was an essential part of the TW programme. Please pass on our condolences to his family. We are thinking of them at this very sad time.

    alan monk
    I am so saddened by the news of Paulies (doctor wallie)passing, he added so much to wake up to wogan i am sure the team will miss him dearly, as we all will. bless him

    Linda of Dover
    No words can express how sad I feel at Dr Wally's passing. Only a VERY SPECIAL PERSON can elicit these feelings. Although he was the "voice" on the radio that I heard every day, he became a friend, someone that I looked forward to hearing from each morning. I will miss you, not just now but always.

    Paul
    Alas the Mid-Herts maestro will suffer no more, the Dr's soft hands that some adored, missed by all who were there from 07:30, right through 'till 9:30!

    Simon Derry
    When my father died I was at a loss as to where to trace the music that he wanted for his funeral. More in desperation than hope I emailed Dr Wally as both Dad and I had been TOGS/TYGS since the 70's (although we really should have grown out of it!).Sure enough, within 2 days, Paul had taken the time to set me on the right track.That small kindness will be my abiding memory of a thoroughly decent man.

    Sarah
    This TYG feels devastated - our mornings have just not been the same without you and I had kept hoping to hear you keeping Terry, Boggy and the tribe in order again.

    Rosie Buxton
    I will miss Paulie as I have grown up with the music he produced so professioal on especially Wake up to Worgan. Our families thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. Heavens gain is our loss.

    Gary Hanton
    To listen to Dr Wally in full flow was like enjoying the wit and wisdom of one of your closest friends - a stranger to nobody, that oh-so-lacking talent nowadays of making you feel as if you knew him personally. WUTW will carry on, just as it has done for the last while without Pauly, but his priceless contributions in humour, production, and musical choice will never be forgotten - thank you Dr Wally

    Paul
    So sad to hear this news, but he will be remembered fondly by millions - what a wonderful gift he shared with us while he was here.

    Gary Chandler
    So very sad to hear the sad news this morning of Dr.Paulie's untimely death.If any of you have ever caught a glimpse of a big truck driver crying with laughter almost every morning as he travelled the lenghts and breadths of this treasured isle you now know at to what made me laugh,Terry and Dr.Paulie.Thank you for so many memories and for the great music Paulie,i'll miss you,God Bless.

    Lesley Lowers
    I was very upset to hear of Pauly's passing. His banter with the irrepressible Terry and the team kept me sane when stuck in traffic on the way to work. Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

    Phyllis Caswell.
    I was so sorry to hear the sad news on Radio 2 this morning. I had hoped he would eventually return to Wake Up to Wogan with his humerous background input which I enjoyed so much. He is sadly missed. Sincere condolence to his family and colleagues.

    Paul
    He will be sadly missed. A great wit who with Terry made me smile in the mornings. Condolences to his family, friends, Sir Tel and all at Radio 2.

    Esme
    I'm in floods of tears - and I never met him. Heaven knows how Terry and the crew must be feeling. Pauly was such a kind, funny, unassuming, talented gentleman. What a huge, huge loss.

    Delyse Hobbs
    I was saddened to hear of Paul's death. I shall miss the humor and banter of the morning show. I was waiting and hoping he would return to the programme. I was so surprised this morning when I heard he had died, as I did not realise his illness was so serious. My condolences go to his family and friends who knew and loved him.

    Musicalheth
    I have never shed tears before over the death of a well-known person who I didn't ever get to meet, but have done today reading all the tributes. It makes me realise how much Pauly was loved and appreciated. I like many, listened every day in the vain hope that he had returned. My condolences to Terry and all his freinds and family xx

    Marian Biss
    I was extremely saddened to hear of Dr Wally's passing this morning. I was unaware he was so ill and my sincere condolences go to all his family and to Terry and the rest of the team. I always enjoyed the banter in the mornings and on many occasions it sorted me mood for the day. I still enjoy the programme although that little spark, which was Paulie, has been missing and can never be replaced. Thank you Paul.

    Jane
    The world is a sadder place without you Dr Wally! My sincere condolences to your family and friends. RIP.

    eve n Chris Louca
    What a treat it was to get up to Wogan. Dr wally and Terry had us in fits of laughter and no matter what the weather was like outside it was allways warm and sunny between 7.30 9.30. Paul you will be sadley missed.

    Anna Macwilliam
    So sorry to hear the sad news, Pauly's banter brightened my morning drive to work. His friends & family are in my thoughts.

    Jane
    Words just aren't enough. How we have missed you. You will always be in our hearts.

    Adrian Mason
    Paul Walters was simply the best. He will be sadly missed and it just confirms the old adage 'only the good die young'.

    Scottie McClue
    Love, Thanks & Blessings to Paul, The power behind the throne. Who has gone into another studio.

    Ruth
    I was devastated to hear the news this morning of Pauly's untimely death. I always thought of him as a friend. His humour with Terry got me through some bad times. My sincere sympathy to his family, at home and at Radio 2. Thank you for introducing me to the songs of Eva Cassidy. You'll be sadly missed by all.

    Athena
    so sorry to hear the news this morning, it was such a shock, the morning show makes me laugh and cheers me ready for work, my condolences to Dr Wallys family and to Terry and all. x

    Penny
    Although I never met him, he always seemed like a friend. Still can't believe it, he will be very sadly missed.

    margot
    We'll miss you Paulie ....our love and sympathy to your family who shared you with us.

    Ruth Moore
    So very sad. Missed but never forgotten for the great laughs on the way to work. My thoughts are with Pauly's family and friends.

    David Cornwell
    I was so sorry to hear the sad news. Best wishes to Paul's family & Friends

    Margaret
    Very, very sad to hear the news of the loss of Paul. Like many of his fans I was looking forward to listening to his and Tery's ramblings once more. His death will be a sad loss to all TYGS and TOGS everywherd e.

    Jan Pearson
    I agree with all thats been said about wonderful Pauly. I fell in love with him through his gorgeous voice and his humourous banter with Terry. He seemed to have been a lovely human being. He will be sadly missed.

    Penny
    Although I never met him, he always seemed like a friend. Still can't believe it, he will be very sadly missed.

    Michael Bastick
    Not only have we lot a good friend but also one of radio's great wits - Paul's ad libs were always fresh to the point and funny, most comedians would be proud to possess such a quick mind! Also we must thank Paul for introducing us to the marvellous voice of Eva Cassidy, (who was also taken from us far too early), maybe Eva and Paul are together "Somewhere over the Rainbow" !

    Glenys Adkinson
    Just wanted to add my condolences to he millions you must be receiving. PAULY was a star and will continue to shine in our lives - every time we hear Eva Cassidy we'll remember him. Every time I open a tin of tomatoes or eat rhubarb crumble I'll think of him! GOD BLESS, PAULY xx

    Karen
    I am so sad to hear of Paulie's passing. I started listening to the show as a teenage TYG seven years ago and now at the age of 23, I find myself listening to Gretchen Peters, Beth Nielsen Chapman and of course Eva Cassidy, all of whom I never would have heard of if Paulie hadn't championed them on Radio 2. I've missed him ever since he had to leave and have always lived in the hope that he might be well enough to come back. I'm heartbroken but I know that all the TYGs and TOGs will remember him when the west wind moves among the fields of barley. My condolences to Paulie's family and friends. X

    martyn byrne
    we'll miss you the captain of mid herts and the soft hands, god bless and big luv to your family of course all of the team, the sprouts will have to wait .....

    Craig Carson
    Such a real shame to hear of Pauly's passing. His unique way of adding to the fun and music of a morning will be very sadly missed.

    Jon
    I only ever heard this played on WUTW and how appropriate this record is, "No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)". They can correct the paque at Mid-Herts golf club now, to "Dr Wally, Gone but not forgotten". Thanks for the happy memories Pauly.

    Dakotablu
    Pauly has been called to heaven to prepare it for the rest of the Togs, and to keep an eye on the ones already there. God bless Paul and hugs and sympathy to your family and friends.

    Nic Rudd
    I'd always assumed it would just be a matter of time before Paulie was back on the show. He was off with a bad back when I first tuned in to WUTW - it was funny then but even funnier when he returned and El Presidente and the Mid-Herts Maestro sparked off of each other. Tears are rolling down my cheeks for someone whom I never met, but thoroughly enjoyed the company of. RIP Dr Wally.

    Ian, Suffolk
    So sorry to hear the sad news. The other half of a brilliant radio partnership. We'll miss his dry wit, infectious laugh and marvellous musical taste. God bless you Pauly

    Bridget
    I was so sad to hear the news this morning. Like everyone else I had been hoping that Pauley would return to his rightful spot one day, but as time went on feared the worst. I do have a happy memory of meeting him very briefly in a coffee shop in Manchester a few years ago when Terry was on the rounds signing his previous book. Soft hands, Pauley, soft hands. We'll miss you.

    Sue Chambers
    So very, very sad. I had missed him - it wasn't the same without his banter and wit. I will always miss him - but as we listen to the programme each morning from our cars and in our homes - we will hear him.

    Eddie angelini
    Just heard the news, what a great loss to broadcasting. Our thoughts are with his family at this most devastating of times. We have Pauly to thank for introducing us to Eva Cassidy amongst others. His devotion to broadcasting even producing Terrys morning show while having undergoing treatment for his illness is inspiring. Pauly is now Chief TOGGS recruitment officer in Heaven. God Bless The Good Doctor Pauly

    Anthony Lymer
    We will fly in the missing pilot formation from 7.30 til 9.30am. Thank you for your warmth and humour.

    Mark and Kym Wild
    Our thoughts to Pauly's family and friends. Pauly has taken up a new position of Captain in the "Mid Heaven" Golf Club, making sure the greens are ready for the rest of us.

    Paul Coull
    This is a dreadfully sad day, for all those fans young and old (can I still say that?) who listen to wake up to wogan. He will be sadly missed but he can put the kettle on and sort the playlist out in heaven now. I bet the pips are no better time though! R.I.P Pauly

    Rose Taylor
    God bless you Paulie, rest easy. Give my love to all the other greats up there with you. Rose

    aly
    I had been waiting for the day that 'Phil' would return to terry's show to make it complete again, and was deeply saddened to learn of his death. May God bless you eternally Paulie, you were a wonderful man. Thankyou.

    Val and Lou Ayers
    What sad news! We both send our heartfelt condolences to Terry and all the gang at Radio 2 and most especially to his family who were kind enough to share Dr. Wally with all of us for so long. The good news is that he is already sorting out Heaven Radio! He is sadly missed but will never be forgotten.

    Philip Parker
    Paul will be sadly missed not only by Terry and the Team but also the millions out here.

    Josephine Hall
    I was so sad to hear the news of Pauly's death this morning. I was still hoping he would return. His choice of music was the best and he is sadly missed.

    Babs Raymond
    I would like to send my condolences to Pauls family and friends he will be missed by all of us tog's there will be one more bright star in heaven tonight

    chris from speeton
    Pauly you were always a star, will miss you, sleep well, god bless

    Sue Ward
    Terribly sad news. RIP Dr Wally, breakfast just isn't - and will never be - quite the same without you.

    Harold Hotchkiss
    What a shock! Paul's production of the show was brilliant. He was always ready to introduce new music and his selection for appropriate music to match the occasion was second to none. This was especially true after pause for thought. You will be missed mate. Sincere Condolences to your family and friends. Thanks Paulie

    Sammy Snail (a TOG)
    Shocked to hear of Dr Wally's death - he has already been so much missed from the airwaves on Wake Up To Wogan. Our thoughts are with Paul's mother and family as well as with Terry and all at WUTW in their loss.

    Sallie
    Dear Paulie.Life isn't fair when someone like you is taken from us too soon. I wish you lush fairways, mowed greens and raked bunkers on that golf course in the sky.xxxxxxx

    anon cardiff
    I am very sorry to hear the tragic news about Paul Walters, he will be very much missed by all.Another TOG to help control the crowds in heaven. God Bless

    Barbara & Mary Wilcox
    My Sister & I adored Pauly. He was a lovely "Gentleman " He will be deeply missed by all, none more than his great friend & partner Sir Terry Wogan. All our Love to his family & friends xxxxxxxxxxxx

    julie mayall
    I was shocked to hear about the loss or paulie , he will be remembered with love and fondness. A funny and brilliantly talented man who bought laughter to everyone. I too would like to send my condolences to his family. he will be missed by millions of TOGS.

    Edward & Debbie
    Everyday Johnnie Walker was absent we prayed for his recovery. As the months went by without Paul our fears grew. Having read some of the tributes I don't think he realised how much he was loved. The chemistry between Terry and Paul put smiles on millions of faces. Our sincere condolences to his friends and family and of course to Terry and the team. He would not want us to be sad for long. Rest In Peace Paul

    sheila, graham and reluctent tyg listeners on scho
    the shows not been quite the same for a long time like so many we hadn't realised he was so ill. mornings won't be quite the same again. Rest In Peace Dr wally

    Christine Kormendy
    I have just heard the news and I am shocked and saddened to hear that Pauly Walters has lost his battle with his illness. I feel as if I have lost a good friend. My sympathy and condolences go to his family and friends.

    Kevin B
    A sad day for radio, music and all those that knew Paulie. The banter between Paulie and Sir Tel was so much a sound track to our times. Always topical, always in tune with the mood of the moment - well for those of us of a certain age anyway. It would be hard to find another guy with that deftness of choice when it came to music choice: I still remember so clearly hearing Beth Nielsen Chapman's 'Sand and Water' a couple of days after 9/11. The song said so much of what we felt about loss and grief. An inspirational choice. Now at least one hopes that Eva Cassidy can thank him personally wherever that may be. More than once, he helped me with emails to find a particular album or piece of music I'd heard on the show, which showed the warmth of the man. Rest easy Dr Wal, we'll miss you.

    Michele
    So sorry to hear the sad news this morning. There is a TYG fan here who will really miss him. Paul, along with Terry and the gang, have really brightened my mornings over the past couple of tough years. Condolences to his family and Terry & team.

    Kate Moyes
    Few people leave this life as Paulie has having been loved so much or having made such a difference to so many lives - yet so quietly in the background. Our los is heaven's gain. May we all be united again one day.

    nigel HOSS jackson
    He will be remembered with great fondness and love by me. I loved the personal replies from him to my e-mail. Goodbye Pauly. X

    ian
    Pauly's and Terry's show helped me through a very serious illness many years ago. We've all lost a special friend. My condolences to everyone who knew him.

    Viv J & family
    We have missed so much the banter between Terry and Pauly and hoped to hear him once again to brighten our mornings but sadly this was not to be. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in peace Pauly

    Peter & Trish Rogan
    Dr Wally, as he became known in the days when the banter was plentiful between the members of thet fabulous team and sometime members of short amateur dramatics productions starring "McGillicuddy" Walters;Baron Wogan; featuring Messrs Alincoate, Godfrey & March was a star in his own right and the sad news of his death this morning brought it home just how sorely his gentle humour has already been missed over the long months since his illness began. He was a simply irreplaceable partner for the Togmeister on the WUTW show and his passing leaves all of us the poorer. Farewell from us who considered him a friend through our constant morning contact, to the Captain of Mid Herts and our sincerest sympathy to hi family and close friends.

    Ann
    What sad,sad news hearing of Paul Walters passing. Condolences to his family and loved ones. Our loss is HQ's gain, what a radio station they'll have up there now. Be at peace Pauly. Heaven now has another jewel in it's crown.

    Marian White
    Just so very,very sad. A huge loss to his family and friends, and to us, the millions of listeners who were hoping for his recovery and return to WUTW. I like so may others I have wept tears of laughter on the way to work. Today,tears of sadness.

    audrey munday
    We've missed you over the last few months and really thought you would be back. Thanks for all the laughter and sincere condolencies to family and friends, particularly Sir Tel and the team.

    PAUL STABLER
    I FEEL AS THOUGH I HAVE LOST A CLOSE FRIEND.PAULY WILL BE MUCH MISSED BY US ALL.

    Susan A
    I have never felt so sad at the loss of someone I've never met, but he was a part of our lives for so long. I'd been thinking that he must be coming back soon, I remember watching his video clip on the TOG's website and seeing it as a good sign. Terry's great but Paul made the team complete. He will be sadly missed by everyone, but I thank him for making my mornings happy for so long.

    Jean & Brian Gresty
    So sad to hear of Pauly's untimely death this morning, we never realised he was so ill and were looking forward to hearing him trying to keep Wogan under control in their Morning show. God Bless you Pauly. PS What are the "snorkers" like up in heaven???

    Sarah Billyack
    Very sad news. There was a magic sparkle and wit beween Pauly and Terry. He will be missed.

    Janey
    Pauly's amazing talent for mixing music from the 50s right through to the newest of artists was unparalleled anywhere on radio, certainly in the UK if not the rest of the world. He introduced so many of us to music we might otherwise have left on the shelf and I for one owe him a debt of thanks I shall never be able to repay. My heartfelt condolences go to his family, friends and of course to Terry, Fran, Deadly and Boggy and his other BBC colleagues.

    Gary Amer
    BiBi old mate no more Wally on the air the wingcomander is resting at the 19th hole thank mister Paul Walters for bringing me such wonderful music

    BARRY ELLSON
    When I heard of the passing of Pauly on the news this morning I felt as though I had lost an old friend. I was so saddened by the news. I have missed his cheery interjections and gaffs on Wogan for all this time, knowing he was not well, but never really knowing the extent of it. Please pass on my heartfelt condolences to the family, and his friends including Terry He will be sadly and sorely missed

    Tony Relph (aka THE BIG APE)
    All the other tributes say what I want to say. Pauly & I shared not only a love of the guitar but admiration for the same guitarists .So up there Pauly & Chet Atkins will be pickin'bending strings like fury. Paul you gave us great music & laughs, not to mention keeping the Irishman in line. He's gonna miss you. We all will but never forget you. My deepest condolences to your family.. Thanks Pauly.

    Heather
    Have sadly just read about Pauly's death. I was shocked as didn't realise he was so ill. My thoughts are with his family & friends. He was such an integral part of Terry's show and they made quite a double act. I thank him for introducing me to such artists as Eva Cassidy, Gretchen Peters and others and in my opinion he produced what was (and still is)the best show on radio. Whenever I eat rhubarb I'll think of you. God bless you Pauly

    Sailsey
    Still lives in our ears (Tintenus)those blinking spoons, but mainly our hearts, Thanks Pauly.

    Chrissie P
    I feel as if I have lost a good friend. I will miss Paulie so much and am so glad I have my Janet and John CD to listen to, so that his voice and laughter will still be with me. Terry, Fran, Boggy and Deadly must be devastated today as will thousands of others. My sympathy goes out to his brother and sister and his many friends and fans God Bless you Paul. x

    JONO COLEMAN BBC LONDON
    PAUL WILL BE SADLY MISSED BY ALL RADIO 2 FANS AND WOGAN LISTENERS....A HUGE LOSS AND A MAN AND WIT THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN....PLEASE BRING OUT SOME OF THE LAFFS BOTH OF THEM GAVE US LISTENERS ON CD ....REST IN PEACE WITH A SMILE ON YA DIAL ....LOVE JONO COLEMAN (A FAN)

    Jackie and Brian Jones
    We were very saddened to hear the news of Pauly's death today. Our condolences go to all his family, friends and work colleagues. As listeners to Wake up to Wogan we have missed his 'banter' with Sir Terry and Boggy Marsh for some time now and feel sad that we shall hear it no more. But when we listen to our tapes of Eva Cassidy we shall think of him and will never be able to see, hear or read of Harpenden without relating it to him and his many comments about the town. May he rest in peace and listen from above.

    Nada Roberts
    Paul is definitely going to be missed. He was responsible for so much that is so good to listen to on the radio, and so much that is loved and appreciated by the listening British public.

    Bob Johnson
    A friend has gone, I am certain all connected with the show are very very sorry for this sad loss. His choice of music for the WOTW show was unsurpassed on radio 2. Where ever he is now he will still be making music.

    Jackie
    Rest in peace Dr Wally. I have missed you on air and was expecting to hear you back with Terry. You were a star and will not be forgotten

    Sisan Butcher
    Paul you were great terry till not be the sames

    Kate Davies
    It is a sad day indeed. I have been missing Pauly for ages, and to know that he can never return is terrible. I know that Terry will continue but it is a huge loss for his immediate family and friends - as well as his millions of Tog-friends.

    Colin Russell
    I worked with Paul at ATV from 1968 to 1970. He was a lovely guy and a joy be with, always so courteous and friendly, apart from one memorable bout of horseplay when I was dubbed "The Loon". Paul sailed off to the BBC soon after, never to be seen again, but was heard often, years later, daily stooging with Terry. He sounded just the same as I knew him, so a couple of years ago I emailed him at "Wake up to Wogan" with a useful gag, signed as The Loon. The next morning I received the most warm and welcoming email from him, sent just 45 minutes before "Wake up to Wogan" went on air, talking fondly of the old days at ATV. I always liked his style, and I am deeply saddened I shall never get to meet him again. We will all be the poorer for his passing, for in aiding and abetting Terry every morning, he cleverly produced the most radical and challenging radio show on the air, going where others feared to go. My thoughts are with his family, but I suspect that today Terry will be taking the loss of his side-kick very hard. The show will go on, I shall listen again on Monday, and privately say thanks for all the sheer fun and entertainment we have enjoyed.And that's it, no more Loon gags!

    Andy & Su Williams
    This news has really affected us both. Terry's show is such that you actually feel part of the team and like they are part of your family. We welcome them into our home throughout the week. Paulie's contribution was huge - such a genius musically and with a warm and caring personality. We'll miss him enormously. Our thoughts are with his family and friends and especially Terry, Boggy, Deadly and Fran.

    eunice leeds
    I am very sorry to hear the tragic news about Paul Walters, he will be very much missed by all.Another TOG to help control the crowds God Bless

    Miriam Faulkner
    When I heard the sad news of Pauly's passing on the radio in the car, I felt sad. When I got in and went to tell my husband I burst into tears. He was so wonderful at what he did and how he did it that I hadn't even realised the full extent of how much he had become a part of my life. My husband and I will miss him but know that his spirit and accomplishments will go on. We send our sincere condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and especially to Terry at this very sad time.

    Louise Glennie
    Paulie was such a lovely man - I will remember him best for his laughter and the wonderful and entertaining partnership with Terry and of course all of the great artists that he introduced to radio 2 listeners and the wider British public. You will be missed.

    Clare Allen & John McCormick
    ... but who will tell us now what new and exotic food tastes like? We feel like we've lost a friend, so God only knows how difficult it must be for those who had the privilege of knowing ad loving him. Our sympathy at this very sad time.

    Debbie C
    Didn't cross my mind for a minute that this would happen. I'd assumed that "no news was good news" and he'd just show up unannounced one Monday morning. We are now utterly bereft and thoughts are with his friends, family and also Terry, Alan, Fran and John.

    Helen Judges
    I hadn't realised Pauly was so ill and his news of his death is a very sad shock. My thoughts and prayers are with all his family, friends and colleagues. Our musical lives and journeys to work were all the richer for him being part of them.

    Kirstie Hackett
    I am sorry to hear this sad news. I love the morning show and will miss the banter between Terry and Pauly Walters and Alan Didicoat. Best wishes to his family at this sad time.

    Lesley
    I was so sad to hear about Paulie's death - we have missed hearing his voice over the last months and now the world will be a poorer place without him. Sending condolences to all his friends and colleagues.

    Lyn Carter
    May I say how terribly saddened I was to hear today of the death of Pauley. Please accept my condolences and extend them to all your staff who worked with and knew Paul. My particular thoughts are with Terry who must feel this loss so keenly. Paul was a delight to listen to and his rapport with Terry second to none. He truly is a great loss and early mornings will be all the poorer for his absence. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and especially his friends and family at this dreadfully sad time. Lyn Carter

    John Marsh
    Rest in peace and comfort old chum. I'll look after your muffins!

    Sue Sellars
    What a shock to hear of Paulies' death. I thought he was due to return. All sympathy to his family and colleagues.

    Ron & Jenny Day
    Our deepest sympathy to Pauly's family, to Terry and all the WUTW team at their loss. Pauly was a fine broadcaster whose contributions made a grim journey to work, bearable for us all.

    Tracy from Torquay
    So sad to hear that Dr Wally is no longer with us. I often arrived at work with tears of laughter rolling down my face. I've missed his and Sir Tel's banter over the past year and will always be thankful to him for introducing me to the voice of Eva Cassidy. My thoughts are with his family and friends. Paulie will be sadly missed but never forgoten.

    Robin of Millworth
    What a shame! Such a loss to all of our lives every morning Monday to Saturday 7.00 till 9.00 on the Light programme! Dr Wally was such a great unassuming performer - he made us all smile with his ways. My love and hugs to his family and his friends on R2. I am sure he will be sorting it all out "up there" ready for the rest of us TOGs.

    Carol Stabb
    Paul's quick dry wit and backgound comments made me laugh and the almost effortless way the show runs from day to day makes me feel part of a very special family. He will be greatly missed.

    margaret
    So sorry to hear about Pauly.

    Kevin Mullen
    I've only been listening to Wake up with Wogan for about 18 months and just wanted to say just how much I enjoyed Dr Wally. This is a very sad day indeed. But let's not dwell on the sad things let's just remember Pauly for what he was, a funny witty clever man who helped to bring so much joy to the millions of listeners. If there is a testament to Dr Wally it would be the numbers of people who tuned in every day. Gone for sure. But forgotten? NEVER.

    sally
    Very sad news. A talented man who will be missed by millions.

    Helen Ralley
    I couldn't believe it when I heard. God bless you Dr Wally and thank you for all the wonderful music you've introduced me to. You will be greatly missed.

    Glyn & Liz Wainwright
    Paul Walters was a great and lovely man. We loved him and will miss him so much, but we'll also think of him whenever we hear the music he chose for us all those years.

    Pat
    I feel so sad at the news that the "good doctor" has passed away. My thoughts go to Sir Terry who along with Paul made the journey to work a happy one. RIP Doctor Paulie

    Elaine Heaven
    "Thanks for the memories" of gloomy mornings filled with the sunshine and laughter that Pauly, Tel and the team bought to everyone from their radios - it's the end of an era. God bless you Pauly.

    Sarah Maclennan
    I remember last year when the Breakfast Show did a "Dear Dr Wally" slot. Someone had sent in a long, complicated question to do with miss-hitting a golf ball, it hitting a car which then crashed into a lorry transporting crates of hens. Wogan read out the question and Dr Wally gave a one sentence response that made me laugh so much I had to pull my car over to the side of the road because it had become dangerous for me to drive. It would be lovely if the Monday morning show was full of clips of Paul's contribution to the show: the superbly timed acerbic asides that punctured Wogan's most pompous moments, his singing, the accidentally pressed buttons, the "corpsing" when they all collapsed with laughter and couldn't speak.... Remember Paul with smiles, not tears.

    mike and laraine jeynes
    God bless you, we thought Pauly would soon be back with Terry and was terribly shocked when we heard the news this morning. Our thoughts are with all family and friends at this very sad time.

    Jane Tombling
    What awful news to begin the weekend with - Pauly was such a good guy - even though I never met him I know that to be true. He was blessed not only with first rate taste in music, but also would have made a wonderful presenter as he had a wonderful resonance of voice. He will be sadly missed not only among his family and work colleagues but listeners like myself. So many tracks when listened to remind me of him and they will continue to do so for. God bless Pauly wherever you are.

    Marc Dawson
    The first time I heard Paul was on the Wake up to Wogan show when it returned to the airwaves in the early 90's. Pauly's personality often outshone Terry's as his on air presence grew and grew as well as his fantastic ability to provide a great array of music to suit all tastes each and every morning. A true master of his art. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him and listened to him on the radio. Im sure all our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time. Rest easy Pauly.

    Carl Melia
    Many times have I arrived at work with tears of laughter from the show, now I just feel a tear of sadness for the very sad passing of the Mid-Herts Maestro. I was greatly shocked to here this sad news, deepest sympathy for the Radio 2 team , his family and freinds.

    the furry ferret
    Just very, very sad... Felt like I knew him yet I never met him..

    Nicky Kehoe
    To listen tp Paul and Terry on the way to work in the morning, was like having your best friends in the car, the the wit and humour of Morecambe and Wise.

    Jo Bridgeman-Daw
    I have missed Paulie every morning and was hoping he would be back soon so I was very shocked and saddened to learn of his death. He had a fantastic sense of humour which was always the best way to start the day. He will be hugely missed in our house and our thoughts go to Terry and the team on the loss of their friend.

    Charlotte Bevan
    As a lifetime listener to Sir Tel and varying mignons, I was shocked to find myself in tears on hearing of Paulie's death on the radio. My mornings are made bearable by the Wogan show and I too have been waiting for the Doctor to return. Sympathy and condolences to family and friends - a grey day.

    Judith Parsons
    paul and terry were a match made in heaven they bounced of each other all the time and made the Wogan show what it was ,he will be very sadly missed judith

    Michael
    A truly inspiring man, the genius behind the best radio show the world has ever seen. Truly saddening news, but proof that one never can know what lies around the corner. Few men can make life sweeter for so many millions of people so seemingly effortlessly in the way that Paul could; he will be missed and remembered for years to come. Thank you Paul, for all you did.

    Kevin Darnell, Bedford
    My Wife and I were deeply shocked and saddened to here about Pauly. As a regular Terry Wogan listener we have missed Paul Walters comments in the morning show. A little bit of Radio Magic is no longer with us. He will be deeply missed. We send our sympathies to his family and to the whole Wake up to Wogan team. I hope he makes heaven a happier place with his comments and music. Thank you Pauly for your years of entertainment.

    Bill Ryan
    Dear Pauly you are irreplaceable, so calm , so knowlegable re the music, a lovely witty man with a nice voice and so funny. The show hasnt been the same without you and never will be now. R.I.P.

    Lynda Pallant
    A much missed part of the morning team not just by those who worked with him and of course his family but by myself and countless others.He will be remembered with thoughts of fun and laughter.

    Stephen Witten
    Such a sad loss to mankind let alone the radio. A warm hearted man with splendid musical taste and a super sense of humour, everyone who listened to him on the the Wake up to Wogan show will miss him terribly.

    John & Teresa Gauntlett
    Thanks for the memories, our loss is god's gain. Our condolences to Paul's family and our thoughts are with the rest of the 'team'.

    Gerard and Linda Coyne
    It was such a shock to hear the sad news that Pauly Walters has passed away. Like so many others, we expected to hear him return to Terry's show, but this is not to be. Reading the tributes, bringa tear to our eyes. Pauly, Rest in Peace.

    batsthebrief
    I wonder if Paul ever realised the impact he and Terry have had on the lives of so many people. The music, the humour in an otherwise troubled world. The twilight bark would activate if a favourite song was playing or a funny story was imminent and on arrival at work, people would say...did you hear so and so on Wogan this morning. Even the most humourless were infected with the Walters and Wogan charm. In the early days of the Children in Need website auction when mere mortals could afford to bid, I placed a bid for a painting of Walters and Wogan to increase the bidding. There was over 48 hours to go....I was safe!. You can imagine my shock to be advised two days later that I had won. I was a few hundred quid down (still haven't told the Mrs how much) but it was a good cause. I had no idea then how much pleasure the painting has given me and others since...don't bother looking for it on ebay,I'm keeping it! Paul took the trouble to sign the back with a generous message which reflected his personality. We shall miss him. I am sure that Ray Moore welcomed him with open arns.

    Dave
    To someone who I never met but thought I truly knew, listening to Paul, Terry and Boggy on my long drive to work, made me feel that whatever the day threw at me I would be able to cope with it. May the fairways in heaven be graced by a true gentleman, and that he will be installed as a future captain. My thoughts and sympathy are with his family, and everyone involved in wake up to Wogan. Rest in peace Paul

    Tracy and family
    What a lovely, gentle, witty man - so talented; brightened every morning. We've missed you all year and so sadly miss you now. Our condolences and deepest sympathy to your family, Terry and the Team and friends. Lots of happy memories, gone but never forgotten.

    Janie
    Thanks for all the laughs and the fab music - keep on cracking 'em up in Heaven. Love and condolences to Pauly's family and to Terry, Fran, Boggy & Deadly and those behind the scenes who must be heartbroken. Sleep tight Pauly - we'll miss you (and no-one reads the travel hotline number as well as you!!) God Bless. xxx

    Mike Skinner - Hospital Broadcasting Association a
    I had the honour and privilege of meeting Paul last year when I visited Radio in my capacity with the Hospital Broadcasting Association. He was a great friend of hospital broadcasting and despite hundreds and hundreds of emails to the show every day; he never missed one that related to hospital broadcasting of which Terry is Patron. Both Terry and Paul were a formidable team on the radio in the morning and this ensured that 'Wake up to Wogan' was and still is one of the most successful shows ever. He will be sadly missed by everyone. My thoughts are with his family and colleagues at this time.

    Margaret Qualters
    Many a morning travelling to work on a congested motorway! Pauly, Terry and Deadly got me there relaxed and sometimes quite hysterical, how I have never crashed my car with laughing I will never know! I was shocked to read of Pauly's death. My deepest sympathy goes to his family and of course Terry and radio 2 family. God Bless!

    Polly
    So sorry to hear of the untimely passing of Pauly this morning. My thoughts go to his family and Terry & Co. He will be sorely missed - feel like I have lost a friend. Thanks for all the hours of fantastic music and hilarious banter.

    phil and tom lockwood
    it,s all over now baby blue.god bless.

    Teresa Wilson
    Don't worry, he's not left us, it's just that Heaven needs a TOG missionary to pave the way in beige for the rest of us.

    Helen Salter
    I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of Pauly's death this morning. Pauly introduced me - via Terry's morning show - to so many great artists whose music I have come to love, particularly Beth Nielsen Chapman and Gretchen Peters. I had been missing his verbal contributions to the Wogan show for the past few months. I would like to send my condolences to his family and friends. Pauly will be remembered by thousands for years to come for introducing so many of us to some wonderful music. Thank you Pauly.

    Sydney R Burbridge & Alice Springs
    We have just heard the sad news about Paulie. Can't believe it. Feel like we've just lost a best mate. We send our sympathy to his family and friends and especially Tel, Boggy and Deadly and the rest of the team. Gone but not forgotten Paulie.

    Pippa Rowe
    I was so shocked by the news of Paul's death this morning,as I believed and hoped that he would recover. Many thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends, especially Terry and the Wake up to Wogan team.

    Kay Clarke
    Paul was a fantastic person and we used to listen to the Wogan show as much for Paulie as for Terry. There wit was unique and they seemed to have the ability to read each others minds. Mornings have not been the same since he left and he will be missed in our house.

    sue wood
    I didn't realise you were so ill, I always hoped you'd be back on air soon. Bet the music in heaven's improved now! My condolences to your family and friends.

    Matthew Lumb
    I am genuinely saddened to hear this news - Rest in peace Paulie.

    Helen
    The tygs and I have missed Paulie all this time, not knowing he was so ill, waiting for his return. Our thoughts and sympathy go out to his family and friends.

    Helen
    I'm shocked & saddened to hear of Pauly's untimley death, my thoughts & prayers are with his family & friends. What a massive gap he'll leave in every strand of his life & a loss to millions who feel they know him through inviting him into their lives every weekday morning. A huge thank you to Pauly (with the added assistance of Sir Terry & Boggy) for the coultless hours of pleasurable listening & tears of laughter. RIP.

    Sadie & David Miles
    What a very sad loss to the mornings. We have missed his musical input in the shows and his humour. Our thoughts our with his family, friends and the team on Wake Up to Wogan. The show has not been noticeably different for many months now. He WAS the morning show

    Richard Pitt (Arfur Koff)
    You could tell Pauly's touch with the Rock'n Roll records. He had a mean ear for a good guitar break!

    Pat Hudson
    I am very sorry to hear about Paul's death.His partnership with Terry was superb and I know that he will be devastated. God bless you Paul!

    paul codman
    On behalf of myself and all my wake up to wogan friends we will miss you so much. Never before has a radio show bought so much joy to so many people! You will never be forgotten!

    Antonio
    I would just like to express my sorrow at his passing. I know he and Terry Wogan eorked todather for a long time and I think he did a great job.

    Libby and John
    We were so sorry to hear that Pauly has died, we were hoping that he would be well enough to return to the show. I remember the lovely music, and the laughter. Love to his family and friends. The Captain of Mid-Hearts will be missed.

    Lynn Rankin
    I'm devastated by the news of Pauly's untimely death. Paul and Terry have hauled me through many a black time through the loss of loved ones and my own illness. I really thought he'd be back with us soon-keeping Terry in line and having the odd 'accident' making us laugh 'til we cried. Well, we're crying now Pauly but not with laughter. I'm sure you're surrounded by 'niece's' on a beautiful golf course. Sleep well, sweetheart. xxx

    SARAH GOOSE
    God bless you Pauly. You`ve been missed for so long already by all TOGs. What a great loss to us all and to the music industry. Condolences to Pauls family and of course to Terry and all at Radio 2.

    JENNIFER BLANNIN
    PAUL, YOU AND YOUR MANY TALENTS WILL SADLY MISSED.THINKING OF YOUR FAMILY AT THIS TIME.

    Shelly Walker
    Sorry to hear of Paulie's death, just at a lost for words. Deepest sympathy to both of his families

    Gillian McC
    Still only a TYG, but Terry and Pauly have been part of my weekday routine for what feels like forever. I can't believe Dr Wally is gone. Rest in peace Pauly, and travel safely. XXX

    Jean
    So sad!agree that what he and Terry had was a unique partnreship. He has already been greatly missed on the show, and no doubt Terry is devistated.

    Sue Pilkington
    Paul's easy manner made everyone feel they knew him personally even though they only listened to him on the radio. He will be a great loss to music.

    Kathryn Carr
    I have missed Paulie in the mornings and was looking forward to his return having not realised for ill he was. Along with Terry and the rest of the morning team Paul made my journey into work a pleasure. He will be missed by us all. Love to all his family and friends at this sad time.

    Lez
    R.I.P. Paul. Why do the best people always go first. You will be sorely missed. I loved the humour with Terry every morning, and it was great to start the day with a laugh. I was looking forward to the day you came back, and listening to your banter with Terry again. I would like to thank you for all the good memories you gave me.

    Mary Heath
    So sorry to hear of his untimely death. Being absent recently from Terry's show he is already missed and will continue to be so. He and Terry made one of the great pairings. A terrific guy and our thoughts are with his family.

    domiknows
    I have been a tog listener for many years. Pauly will be missed sooooo much by us all.

    Ursula Whitehouse
    I am so sorry to hear about Dr Wally - I feel as if I have lost a friend. Please send my concolences to his family.

    Carol W - Walsall
    Thank you dear Dr.Wally for all of the wonderful entertainment you bought to us over the years, the world of radio has lost a wonderful friend and compatriate. My thoughts and condolances go out to Paul's family and friends. To Terry and everyone who loved and worked with Pauley, love and 'cyber hugs' to you all. Keep up the fantastic work that our dear Dr W helped get started I will always remember him with love and with a BIG smile on my face because whenever I heard his voice he always managed to cheer me no matter how I felt. God Bless You dear Pauley Your Memory is safe in all our hearts. Carol

    Jean and Andrew Brodie
    Like so many, we had hoped that Dr Wally would return, what a sad day. Our thoughts are with his family and all his friends and colleagues at Radio 2 and especially you, Terry.

    Lesley Edwards
    Dear Paulie you gave great pleasure to our family not just in your music but in your humour rhubarb and tinned tomatos' will never be boring foodstuffs thanks to you. Our thoughts are with your family, there are a lot of people out here who will miss him.

    Lynda Rees
    There will never be a partnership quite like that of Dr. Wally and the Maestro. Paul was like a friend I have known for many years and I will miss him as one.

    Gordon
    God bless all Paul's friends and family.Paul and Terry were a great double act,he will be sadly missed. Paul Walters RIP

    Nina
    Hope he knew how much everyone loved him.

    MARK RUSHTON
    I AM SO SAD TO HEAR OF PAUL,S SAD PASSING, HE ALWAYS MADE ME SMILE WHEN HE WORKED WITH TERRY, A TRULY CLASSIC PARTNERSHIP, PLEASE PASS ON OUR BEST WISHES TO PAULS FAMILY AND FRIENDS

    Dapman281
    You will be missed paul, at least now you and eva cassidy will be able to talk to each other. Bye for now

    Ralph and Brenda Merritt
    One of the good guys has gone. Thanks for some lovely moments of gentle fun. He will be sorely missed.

    Patricia Rackliff
    Paul, terry and all the team kept me company most day's on my 1 hr drive to work. When not at work, I had the luxury of listening for longer. The obvious friendship, love and affection that was felt for Pauly was a pleasure to listen to. My heart goes out to his family and to the other members of the TOGS team, Terry, Boggy, Fran and Janet and John (who's CD I have and will treasure for Pauls contribution) and any other members of that terrifically funny team. He is and will long be missed.

    David
    The world seemed all right with Paulie at the helm - nothing very bad was ever going to happen and I knew something was always just about to make me laugh. I'm really sad to say goodbye to this man I never met.

    Patricia Plant
    It was with such great sadness that I learned of the death of Pauly Walters. I will miss his quiet humour. Listening to his guitar playing on my Janet and John CD will bring him back although I feel I am midding a friend.

    catherine gibson
    Jus so very sorry to hear the sad news this morning - God bless Pauly

    Louisa
    I am very sad to hear the news that Pauly will not be joining Terry again on his morning programme, I had hoped that his absence from the show was only a temporary one. Many mornings I would phone my mum, dad and sister after listening to Terry, Pauly et al messing about like naughty school boys, and we would check that each other had heard their antics that morning! We'll miss that! My condolences go to Pauly's family and friends and of course Terry, his team, TOGS and TYGS. Even though I did not know him personally, Pauly will be remembered with great affection and will be missed.

    Kay Mac
    So shocked to hear the news today. My thoughts are with Paulie's family and friends. I have missed his humour with Terry these last few months. He was a real gent. Today we are all sad.

    Mark
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    Anne and John Langridge
    We have missed you greatly since your illness and are truly devastated that there is now no chance of hearing your wit and humour ever again. We hope you are now at peace. We will miss you.

    Anne
    It's very rare that I am lost for words, but this sad news comes as such a shock for my family, and for millions of other TOGs and TYG's across the country. My thoughts go out to Paulie's family

    Beryl Wightman
    I can't believe we won't be hearing your laughter and banter with Terry & co again. Rest in peace my friend. Love to your family xx

    the Spooners
    cannot believe it,the wonderful Dr Wally/Eric/Phil/Mid-Herts Maestro has been creully and prematurely taken from us.Who now will keep The Togmeister in check? All our love and sympathy for his family.

    Charlotte & Doug
    Rest in peace, Paul, 'somewhere over the rainbow'

    Helene and Mikey B
    This TOG duo sends our heartfelt sympathy to all those who loved and worked with Paulie. There will be a vacant space in Radio 2 that no one else can fill. Rest peacefully Dr Wally we shall not forget you.

    Joyce M. Pope
    So sorry to hear the sad news of Pauly's passing. I have been eagerly waiting for his return to to the Wogan show. Terry must be devastated, as will be his family. God bless Pauly and make sweet music in heaven.

    David
    The world seemed all right with Paulie at the helm - nothing very bad was ever going to happen and I knew something was always just about to make me laugh. I'm really sad to say goodbye to this man I never met.

    Sue & David LeMoir
    Can't believe it. It was the worst news and what we had been fearing for months. Words can't express what we feel. Dr Pauly was so much part of our lives and he and Terry made a wonderful unique team. There are so many funny and amusing things- the spoons, the whistling butcher's boy, 'what have you done now?' when Tel cried 'Help, the machine's not working'. We'll never forget Pauly. Our thoughts are with his family and his Radio 2 team.

    paul caswell
    so very sorry to hear the news..i will miss him.

    Paul Brewer
    I was driving from Wirral to Cardiff on the morning of 31st August 1997, and had hoped to be cheered by the Radio 2 Wogan program. However, tragic news of the death of Lady Diana Spencer was announced. The programme of music which followed, chosen I think by Mr Paul Walters, was the most moving tribute anyone could have made. I hope Paul has such collegues in the BBC in order to play the right music to tribute his life. My deepest sympathy goes to his family. God Bless them.

    Gloria Ellis
    Like the passing of a long time friend. I only knew Paulie through the WUTW show,but loved his humour and his choice of music. Have always hoped he would return but this was not to be. God love you Paulie. You will always be remembered by TOGS and TYGS around the world.

    Bernard Pattenden
    Just lost for words, the end of an era, he was so obviously loved by all around him and especially this listener.

    Colin and Beryl Williams
    Such a nice man.

    Colin Steward
    We've lost our Dr Wally - so sad but with some very happy memories. Very best wishes to his family and to Terry and his team.

    John Cooley
    When Paulie turned poorly - we worried. When he did not get better - we fretted. Now he has gone and we grieve. What we will never do is forget! The rare humanity of the man came through the airwaves. Goodbye Dr. Wally. Thank you for letting me share your music.

    Beckys Dad
    I shed a tear when I heard the sad news- last time I did such a thing was when I heard similar news about another great, John Peel. Such is the magnitude of this sad event. Your culinary bon-mots (tastes like chicken) will be remembered for a long time..RIP Mate.

    Richard
    The loss of Dr Wolly is sad.He was the life of the show along with Terry. A terrible loss at such a young age. We thank you for introducing us to Eva Cassidy.Somewhere over the rainbow

    Biddy Brumpton
    Listening to Pauly mucking about with Terry was always a dangerous occupation for me in the mornings - many's a time I came close to crashing my car on the way to work whilst howling with laughter and drawing bemused gazes from passers-by. I feel so sad today (and can't help but wonder who's going to keep the Telster and his lackys under control now...?)

    Jenny
    So very sorry to hear of the death of "Dr Wally". You'll be sorely missed Pauly. x

    Keith W
    I feel very sad today. Peace be with you.

    Jonathan Phillips
    My wife and I were deeply saddened to hear of the death of 'Dr Wally'. He will be greatly missed (he is already).

    Jenny
    After years of tears of laughter today i cried again.My thoughts and prayers are with Pauls family and friends.

    Jay-Dee Williams
    Every time i listen to my Jant&John c.d i will be reminded of you.I can hear your laughter now.....You will be remembered by millions Paul,and that is an achievment.

    Paul Bevan
    This is really like losing a member of your own family. His double act with terry was one of Life's greatest pleasures and his gift for choosing music, both Golden Oldies and newer releases, was unsurpassed. Thanks Dr Wally for all the pleasure and memories you gave me.

    marco somerset
    missed, respected, loved, the gift of humour probably to the end!God bless you

    Irene Tominey
    I am so, so sorry to hear of Paul's death. I feel like I've lost a friend. Please pass my condolences to his family and friends.

    Dave McElligott
    I mourn the loss of such a talented individual as Paul Walters. His interaction with a certain Irishman was a big part of the reason I enlisted in the ranks of TOGdom six years ago. He will be sorely missed. Fare thee well, Doctor Walters.

    John Kirby
    Dear Dr Pauly - what a lovely man. Like many others I too was very pleasantly surprised when I received a personal reply from the great man in response to a music query. Pauly's choice of music was spot on - apparently he choose each and every track on the show and did not leave the choice of repertoire to a computer generated playlist. I'm sure we'll all remember Pauly with great fondness - what better memory can one hope to achieve? To Terry and all his team, and to Pauly's many, many nieces, sincere condolences. At peace now 'somewhere over the rainbow'.

    Val Johnson
    Devastating sad news. Pauly was part of our daily lives - we didn't realise that he was so ill - he will be missed by many for a very long time. My thoughts and sympathy go to his family.

    Steve Bowers
    Dr Wally - Thank You for the laughs it made my morning when listening to Terry and the banter beetween paulie and terry and the others of wake up to wogan mob.

    JOHN OF LOXLEY
    VERY SAD TO SEE THE NEWS TODAY, WHAT A SAD LOSS TO EVERYONE WHO TUNES IN AT 7.30,OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY,TERRY,WHO MUST BE DISTROUGHT,AS MUST BE BOGGY,DEADLY,AND FRANNY,BE CONTENT WITH THE THOUGHT HE HAS NOW GO UP TO HEAD OFFICE TO SHOW THEM HOW TO DO IT RIGHT AND WITH STYLE.

    Judith Wallace
    What sad news! Dr Wally was such an integral part of the early morning journey from bed to desk via bathroom and breakfast table. He will be sorely missed by us all

    Emma Roid
    A long cherished hope of a Dr WAlly and Tel double act quashed. Will be adly missed by those who grew to admire his work and wit!

    Linda Broomhead
    So sorry to hear the sad news. He will be long remembered on the WUTW show and, hopefully, his inspiration will be carried forward for years to come. God Bless

    KEITH
    REST IN PEACE DR.WALLY FEEL FREE TO HAUNT THE IRISH ONE GOD BLESS

    cookiesan of ivybridge
    Dr Wally was an integral part of the TOGs show. His laughter and humour will be missed by many who have enjoyed the 'banter' of the mad Wogan Show. He has been missed and will continue to be. My thoughts are with the family and the news is very sad indeed. May he rest in peace. xxxxx

    Sue Tyrrell & Andrew Pinder
    We all know Dr. Wally's been ill for a while, but still this morning's news was a shock. He was such an integral part of Wogan's feel good morning ambience, we've missed him these last months and sadly will continue to do so.

    Margaret Smith frimEastbourne
    He was a lovely man. It is so sad to hear the news.

    J Knight
    Once a tog, always a tog xxx

    Gareth The Great
    Only yesterday I treated myself and played one of the many recordings I made of WUTW shows that had Pauly at the helm. His contribution was, of course, undeniably cleaver and delightful. Its so odd to shed a tear for someone you never had the privalage to meet - yet ment so much - isnt it? Thank You Pauly.

    Rick
    Too Too Sad. You will be missed so much

    Slowan Laite
    Desperately sad news. He touched the lives of millions and showed that a keen sense of humour and a genuine concern for others are what it takes to be loved by so many. I feel honoured that I 'knew' such a good, kind man.

    Andy and Margaret - Stockport
    We have laughed ourselves to tears on numerous occasions when they have been together on the Togmeister show - light program - Monday to Saturday 7 till 9. He will be sorely missed by millions for his quips and comments about spokeshaves and excellent guitar playing !

    david and annie blackbourn
    just thanks for all the fun. Everything else will already have been said so many times.

    Bob, Middx
    Paul will be sadly missed - even if only for the fact that he was the only person to keep Terry's singing under control! Rest in peace

    Tony Piggott
    I remember during one "Wake up Near Wogan" show when Terry was playing a lot of Christmas type music, but it was nowhere near the season to be jolly. Terry asked pauly about this and his dismissive reply was "Ohhh, I was in a hurry". Brillant stuff. Sad loss.

    jane
    What a great loss to radio, Paul will bw missed by all. Paul" 2 sheds", and his legendary tins of rhubarb will be remembered for a long time. Who can replace him??

    Helen
    It is not the same knowing I will never hear Paul's voice again on the radio. He will be missed.

    Jane
    Pauly, The man's a legend, he introduced us to great music, like Eva Cassidy. I will miss you, gone but not forgotten. Thoughts and prayers are with your family and many friends.

    Gerald Hanretty
    We have all lost a dear friend, someone whose obvious kindness carried over the airwaves far and wide. He will be very much missed.

    Craig Addecott
    We will miss you Pauly. Thanks for the laughs, the music and just for being you.

    John Joslin
    The show was never the same after he was gone.

    Michael
    A great man who was the backbone of what is the BBC. I will miss the jocular banter with Wogan.

    Mrs Joan Fullbrook
    I am very sad today to hear of the death of Paul Walters. His cheerful chatter and banter with Terry has brightened many a gloomy morning and I send my sympathy to his family and to the Wake up to Wogan team who will feel his loss keenly

    Iona Fortune
    I'm sure not one of the Togs ever dreamed that Pauly wouldn't come back to us, so it was such a shock this morning, to hear that we had lost him forever. Gone, Pauly, but certainly never forgotten. Iona Fortune & Merseycat

    Tom Mc Gonigle
    RIP. PAUL.

    Peter Lawson
    Probably cannot say much more than has already been said, but our thoughts and prayers are with your family. To say you will be missed is an understatement, you brought a lot of happiness to a lot of people and there cannot be many better memories than that.

    Samantha Fraser-Hook
    For months now my family and I have waited for the return of 'Dr Wally' to the Wake Up With Wogan show. It is with real regret that we realise we shall no longer hear Pauly taking part in the early morning banter. However, I do feel sure that he will be listening from some cloud and smiling down on everyone at radio 2. Thank you for making us laugh out loud when we were alone in our cars in the morning, I am sure I am not the only person that drove to work looking slightly deranged due to the commedy trio.

    Reg Raggon
    Pauly's legacy will live on for many years to come.....thank you, Dr Wal, and not just for the music. One of my colleagues on the TOGs website posted a message about it being strange to shed a tear over someone they hadn't physically met before. Strange, maybe. Unique, no. Not in my case. As all too often, the good die young. Warmest and most sincere thoughts to Paul's family, friends and all who knew and loved him.

    Mags
    My deepest condolences to Paul's family and friends. I too was expecting him back and didn't realise how ill he was. He will be sadly missed by all those who enjoyed his banter with TW and the gang. RIP

    Roy Freeman
    How sad. Chuckling along with Pauly had been part of my morning routine for many years and I'd often wondered when he'd be back. He'll be sorely missed by me and all TOGs.

    Neil Freckleton
    Bless you Paul, you will be sorely missed by all. You humour, wit and generous charm all added to the WUTW experience.

    Ruth&Tony Kelly Scunthorpe,N.Lincs
    So shocked to here the news this morning and sad to know how much he will be missed by many fans, us included. Please pass on our sympathies to his friends and family.RIP

    Yvonne Hayward
    How lucky we all were that Paul decided to go into broadcasting. I'll always think of him when I hear 'Anchored down in Ancorage', this was a regular on his play list. He wouldn't want us to be glum so "3 Cheers" for Pauly Walters.

    Anne Hogg
    So sorry to hear of Paulie's passing. I have had many a laugh driving into work listening to him and Sir Terry and they made a morning very bright. He will shine brightly in heaven. Condolences to his family and all the Wake up to Wogan Team.

    Eric and Mavis Layton, Chesterfield
    So very sad to hear the news. Saw his video 'thank you' on the web and hoped we would be seeing him back again. Such a loss. He will be sadly missed. Condolences to his family, friends and all the Wogan team.

    valerie whatling
    I, like thousands of other TOGs, was devastated to hear the news. I hope they've got a decent turn-table in Heaven.

    Helen Highwater
    So much more than just a producer. Thank you for introducing me to Eva Cassidy. You will be greatly missed

    Steve Murphy
    Some years ago, during one of the worst times of my life, I struggled to get to work each day with a smile on my face so my staff didn't feel as bad as I did. It was Pauly, Terry and Fran who made it possible for me to smile with their gentle (well, usually!), wry and essentially human take on life and friendship. I will never forget their contribution to my well-being that week - nor the enjoyment Pauly added with his musical knowledge and taste - Beth Neilsen Chapman's songs were his biggest gift to me.

    Snu Iles
    I was so very sad to hear today the news about Paulie who will be greatly missed. Thank you for all the laughter you gave us with the banter with Terry you made my mornings much brighter! My thoughts go out to all Paul's family and friends God bless Paulie

    Maggie Buse
    Oh Paulie, Such sad news this morning, you were 'simply the best' and how we've missed you these past months. All thoughts and sympathies are with your mother and family and ofcourse Terry, Alan, Fran and John, they must all be devastated at the news. Whenever I hear Let the River Run, in future I will always think of you, thank you so very much for 20 years of great radio with Terry and all the years before (yes I'm the same age) Love Maggie

    Paul Valpy
    Always remember the happy times. Paul & Terry in uncontrollable paroxysms of laughter after Paully had passed wind - allegedly. That easy going, uncontrived relationship he enjoyed with Terry, Boggy, Dedly and Fran. He was a really nice chap. He will be missed.

    Helen
    So sad to hear about Pauly's death. He will be sadly missed. I loved listening to the banter between him and Terry - it got the day off to a great start.

    Heather
    I have only been listening to Pauly for the last couple of years since I found that I could listen again from New Zealand on our computer! What a great loss this is to all who listened and laughed with the Radio 2 team. My sympathy goes out to all who new and loved him.

    Reg (Reggie Mental) Sorfleet
    Pauly, you put a sile on the faces of everybody that heard your contributions to an outstanding team. You'll be missed by millions. Thanks for everything you've done. I'll sit back and wait til i hear your show in Radio Heaven. regards Reggie

    Jane Thomson
    We were very sad indeed to hear of the untimely death of Pauly. Our condolence go to his family and the Radio 2 team. We will never forget the wit and charm which travelled to work with us each morning and the hysterical laughter that ensued!!! God bless Dr Whalley.

    Robin Howlett
    Pauly was one of us – the listener, the music fan – in the studio and so, although we never met him, we all felt we knew him as a personal pal. His choice of music was unfailingly good – half of my music collection is as advised by Pauly Walters. He will be greatly missed.

    Kim Lay
    Such a sad loss. I would occasionally email Paul during Terry Wogan's show and he never failed to send back a witty reply. Paul was a man it seems that nothing was too much trouble. My sympathies go to his family and the team. Paul was unique.

    Mike & Doris Tomlinson
    Your banter and your humour will be sadly missed. You will always be in our thoughts when listening to Mr Wogan. God Bless

    Vera Jones
    Dear Dr Wally, you really were a producer extraordinaire, and the millions of TOGS who listen daily to the show will miss you loads. Rest in peace dear man playing your guitar to the angels in heaven, xx

    David Foy
    Morecambe & Wise, Toshack & Keegan, Allison & Mercer, Simon & Garfunkel, Terry & Pauly. Great double acts. He will be sadly missed. The drive to work will never be the same.

    Babs Harvey
    I'm finding it so difficult to accept Pauly's gone. I was expecting him back any minute! He always felt like a close friend and indestructible, especially when he would and could eat anything! The obvious closeness between him and Terry was palpable and it was wonderful to be allowed in on the banter. I will miss him so much.

    Roobarb
    Gutted. I'm so sad that we've lost him. Am thinking of his friends and his family... and Terry, who I suspect is going to be rather lost without him. Ta ra Pauly, xxxx

    janis hogger
    sadly missed

    Pat Scott-Wilson
    I am so sad to hear that Paulie has died. I thought every day I would switch on and he would be back. What a charming, bright and witty man. Mornings won't be the same again.

    Marie & Trevor Parks - Derbyshire
    We have really missed the lovely 'Pauley'this year but kept praying we'd hear his banter again with Terry - alas this wasn't to be but he will never be forgotton. Our deepest sympathies to his family & God Bless.x.

    Sue Walsgrove
    Such a shock! although I knew how ill he was, I still find myself overwhelmed by sadness at the news. A lovely, funny personality - with great taste in music! My sympathies to his family - and to Terry, who I know will miss him terribly....

    Hazel Old
    I always thought Paulie was the funny one and really missed him when he stopped being part of the daily programme. His comments and the banter he took part in with Terry were often resposible for the tears streaming down my face as I got ready for work (meaning make-up had to be reapplied) or as I drove to work (with potentially more serious consequences). I don't need to say Paulie will be sadly missed as he already has been for nearly a year. My thoughts are really with his family and all those who worked with him at the bbc who knew the real Paulie and who I am sure will miss him terribly.

    Sheryl & George Hollis
    So very, very sad to hear the news of "Dr. Wally's" death - he had been very much in our thoughts. We send our condolences to his family and friends.

    Martin & Kathy
    Paul brought that extra warmth to the morning show, which is missed, his style and music was much appreciated. Long may he be remembered.

    Peter and Catriona Huett
    Without Dr Wally's banter, "Wake Up To Wogan" has not been quite the same and we always hoped that we would hear him back again sometime soon. Sadly, that is not to be. We will miss him but nowhere near as much as you who knew him and worked with him will.

    Lainey
    Paul, you will be greatly missed. Make music in heaven.

    David Ayers
    As a true TOG, having listened to the Irish Numpty for many years, I was just as familiar with Dr. Paulie. I have missed hearing him on my way to work for too long now. The devastating and sad news means we have all lost someone very special. My thoughts & sympathy, of course go to his family. Hopefully, knowing that millions of us out here also feel that sorrow may provide some comfort. Paulie will be missed by many for a very long time.

    Suzy R Sopham
    I am lost for words. We knew you were very ill, but had all hoped you would make a full recovery. A sad loss for so many people but especially his family and his 'mates and muckers'. RIP Dr Wally Soooz xxxxxx

    jean
    paul walters together with terry wogan, made me laugh. they were the morning show. he will be a hard act to follow.

    Christine Kelly
    Calm, professional & dignified Pauly - who else could have kept Terry under control (and away from the muffins)? He was part of our daily lives. Can't imagine he's gone. Dr Wally we miss you.

    Ruby & Ian Gardiner - Scottish Borders
    We have missed Paulie and talked often of him - always looking forward to his return -we didn't realise that he was so ill and have been deeply shocked this morning. He made the Wogan show so special - a one off Paul - too soon to leave us.

    Patricia Fereday
    So sorry to hear about the passing of Paul Walters. He will be sadly missed by all the listeners to Wake up to Wogan. RIP.

    Mungo
    He made me laugh and want to wake up in the morning to put the radio on. To few like him.

    alan mapp
    I WAS DEEPLY SADDENED TO HEAR ABOUT THE DEATH OF PAUL. HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED.HIS CONTRIBUTION TO WOGAN'S SHOW WAS UNIQUE AND PAUL BROUGHT A NEW QUALITY OF MUSIC TO THE SHOW. EVA CASSIDY TO NAME JUST ONE. OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY AND CLOSE FRIENDS AT RADIO 2

    Jim Hume
    Dr Wally was a legend.

    Helen Eldridge
    I was so sorry to hear the news about Pauly this morning. The double act of Dr Wally and Terry was a joy to my ears every morning and will be greatly missed. My sympathy goes to everyone who knew and loved him. Loads'o'Love

    Arthur and Thea Lloyd
    What a great loss, We will all miss his marvellous sense of humour and choice of records. Our condolences to all his family.

    Dawn & Andy Haynes
    So very sad to hear of Paul's passing. Much loved and will be much missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

    Judith and John McMahon
    Will miss you and your lovely quiet humour that made us laugh so much, X

    Lorna Scott
    Paul Walters,although i'd never met him,had the voice of someone you felt you should of done.My heartfelt sorrow to his family and friends.

    Irene Johnson, Notts
    I'm so sorry to hear Pauly has passed away. I've missed him on Wake Up to Wogan for some time now - he will be sorely missed.

    Ray Burke
    Rest in peace "Dr Wally"

    Dorothy Anderson
    Very happy and long lasting memories on the Wogan show. He will be very missed.

    Tommy Trout
    so sad, but great memories me too lorry driver and somrtimes in tears of laughter with the morning team

    Heather Mckelvey
    He will be sadly missed but our loss is heaven`s gain.There the music,jokes and camararderie will be amazing. Thank you Paul.

    Bob McAusland
    I've lost a friend. Thanks for the wonderful music Pauly, and for making me laugh.

    Malcolm Townsend
    As a fellow guitarist and TOG, I listened to the Doctor agog, his banter with Terry when they both made merry was a joy that is now sadley gone.

    Jill Magee
    Paul Walters was a valuable member of Terry's team, always there in the background keeping an eye on Terry. His quick wit was a joy. My thoughts go out to all his colleagues, friends and especially his family who will greatly miss this truly nice man. We have wonderful memories.

    Silverback
    I mourn the passing of someone who has contributed greatly to easing me into the weekday mornings for quite some time. my deep condolences to his family and friends, a sad day, but another man who has left a positive mark where he passed.

    Brenda Ross
    Very upset. A lovely man with a beautiful voice, and not given enough credit for his talents, lovely personality and great humour. Much loved, and much missed.

    Peter Connock TOG
    I was very sad to hear of the loss of Pauly.He will be greatly missed by all.

    Sue Banks
    Paul had a wonderful talent and will be sadly missed, such a big loss to radio and especially the Wogan show. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and Terry. signed Sue Banks, Kidderminster

    bridget Forward
    This so sad. Ironically last night I found the video clip on the Togs website in which Paul thanked the Togs for his birthday flowers and pointed out that his hair was coming back. A very funny man and I bet Terry will miss him terribly.

    Dawn Waterman
    His brilliance and humour will be sadly missed. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family at this very sad time.

    sandra Turnbull
    What a great person who will be missed

    Jim Guest
    I first contacted Paul Walters when I wanted to have a copy of the text for that day's "Pause for Thought". I expected a stock reply from an assistant, but much to my surprise I had a personal reply from him. (He said he had passed my request to the Religious Department, who in their charity didn't bother to reply. He also said he look to having the texts put on the Wogan website, which happened.) I was surprised that I got a personal reply at all from someone who broadcasts to millions ever morning, never mind a reply so quickly. Later occasional emails for information always received a full prompt informative and chatty reply. It is his innate decentness that made the show so enjoyable. It is not that which made the show so effective it was his choice of music. Which was coincidentally a very close reflection of my own tastes. He will be missed and the sadness of his family and friends at their loss will be appreciated and sympathised with by millions.

    Sally Sidgwick
    My condolences to his family and team. Until looking on the website I had no idea what Paul looked like, funny when you consider I thought I had 'known' him and let him, and Terry, into my home every week day morning for a number of years but no clue of what he looked like, but knew he suffered a bad back and like food and had a lot of neices! So very sad. Like to think now that he and Eva can sit up there on a cloud he can play the guitar and she can sing Fields of Gold. Lifes a bugger!

    Macca
    On a particularly grim day in September 2004, I was tying my tie in preparation for my mother's funeral listening to Wogan, and Forever Autumn (by Justin Hayward) came on. The lyrics were so poignant, that song always reminds me of that day. Those words ring true today - the winter winds will be much colder, now you're not here. Very apt. Very sad day.

    Roger and Diana Powell
    We are so sorry

    Julie Dyson Knapp
    Dear all the team, I am sure that I am among thousands who are writing to say "We will MISS you Pauly". I once wrote to Pauly with a really vague question about the Ryan Twins. He wrote back with as much information as he could find and I felt that he was a real, down to earth, genuine person who you felt you really knew personally. His acting ability when doing "plays" with Terry reduced me to tears! The stories of his and Alan's bad behaviour around town will be particuarly missed. All year I have wonderd after him and now I am so very sorry that he has gone. Julie

    John Skelland of Warringtom
    Paul and Terry were the funniest double act on Radio or TV who often had me in tears of laughter during the drive to work. I've been waiting for Paul to rejoin the show. I was shocked to hear of his death on the news this morning. We will all miss his gentle humour.

    Colin Downie
    Sadly missed.

    Alan Bush
    Paul Walters Terry and Boggy came over as mates sharing their personal mornings with the rest of us. Paul make a difference to my life, a complete strager, he made me laugh a priceless gift. I had no idea he was so ill ann so the news of his death has come as a shock. I offer my condolence to Pauls Family, Terry and Boggy and the whole team at Wake up to Wogan. Puals persoailty is stamped onto the personna of the show, I am 58 and 59 is just too early to be taken. There will be many tearful TOGS and Monday next will be a sadder day for Paul's passing, yet he will still want us to laugh and be happy as we start the day. I have missed Paul's input to the show and I salute Paul's memory and thank him for the infinite pleasure he with the team unstintingly gave me over the years. Alan Bush,Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

    Elaine and Mike Hemingway
    It was with great sadness that we heard, this morning of Paul's passing. He will be sorely missed but we are sure that he will soon have that great studio in the sky well and truly organised. Our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

    Mick Sturbs
    It was Pauly who encouraged me to start the TOGs website. Despite the fact that we've known he was ill for a long time, this has still come as a terrible shock to everyone. As those who had the privilege to know Pauly would have expected, he fought his illness to the very end and never gave up hope. It is impossible for anyone to sum up how much he will be missed, so I'm not going to try. I'll leave that to others who are more eloquent. I'd like to think that with the 'smattering of Viking' in his ancestry, that there were Valkyries involved. He would have liked that.

    Martin Ferdinando
    God bless you Paul for making my mornings so much better and introducing Radio 2 to so many great artists. May you rest in peace in knowledge you will be missed by many.

    Stephanie whiteside
    Paulie wil be sorely missed ,my best wishes to his family to let them know he was well loved.

    peter jones
    my wife heard a song on Wake up to wogan and loved it,but couldn't remember the singer or the title(typical) only a few words of the lyrics.i googled it and asked many friends,but to no avail.In desperation i e.mailed wake up to Wogan,within a day or so i received a lovely reply from Paul Walters telling me all the details of the song and adding it was one of Terry's favourites,a truly lovely chap woh will be missed. The song was "all i have " by Beth Nielson Chapman

    Judith Highet
    What a sad loss of a wonderful man!

    Ann Robinson
    So sorry to hear of Pauly's death. I will miss his gentle voice. Condolences to his family and to Terry and his team.

    Avis Standring
    I lost count of the times I got to work with tears dripping off my chin from laughing at the show when Paul and Terry were on.I know he has been missed recently, and was sad to hear the news today. Condolences to all his family and friends.

    Frances Hughes
    So sad to hear of Paul's death. I have missed hearing him on Terry's morning show but had no idea he was so ill I kept expecting him to return. Deepest sympathy to his family and friends

    Frank Everett
    I have just heard about the passing of Paul Walters and would like to say on behalf of the millions of listeners of Radio Two's Wake Up to Wogan that Paul will be missed. Paul was the perfect foil to to Terry and with his understanding of the listeners and the music, the perfect producer. We all hoped that he would be fit enough to return one day but now it will never happen. Rest in peace my friend.

    John Fox, Manchester
    Uncle Pauly was the star beyond the microphone, a marvellous foil for the Togmeister. My deepest sympathy to his family and to Sir Terry (and the present Lady Wogan) on their keen loss of a very special friend. The world is a sadder place today for his passing.

    chris in addlestone
    a life lesson in combining utter professionalism with a light touch and human warmth - it's a shame Paul has left the uneven battle so early but many many thanks for the inspiration

    Ruth Astall
    How very sad. I've missed him all this year and hoped he might be well enough to return to the air at some stage. Wake up to Wogan and all its listeners will be saddened to hear of his untimely death.

    Pat Storey
    I was so sorry to hear of Dr Wally's death, a few minutes ago. His banter with Terry really made a difference to the start of my days - a smile, rather than a frown. If I ever see a tin of rhubarb on a supermarket shelf, again, I will think of him - with a smile.

    kath Drummond
    Very sad to hear the news. Paul will be sadly missed.

    Maggie Parker
    My thoughts are with Radio 2 and his family, never a day went by when I thought of Pauly. Such a sad loss.

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