Sports broadcaster David Coleman has died at the age of 87, the BBC has confirmed.
The renowned athletics commentator worked for the corporation for almost 50 years, covering 11 summer Olympic Games, his final one in Sydney in 2000.
He also covered six football World Cups as a commentator or presenter.
In a statement, Mr Coleman's family said: " We regret to announce the death of David Coleman OBE, after a short illness he died peacefully with his family at his bedside."
Colleagues and friends have paid tribute to the commentator, a long-running host of the BBC's Question of Sport panel show.
Tony Hall, BBC director-general, said: "David Coleman was one of this country's greatest and most respected broadcasters.
"Generations grew up listening to his distinctive and knowledgeable commentary. Whether presenting, commentating or offering analysis, he set the standard for all today's sports broadcasters. Our thoughts are with his family and many friends."
Barbara Slater, BBC director of sport, added: " David Coleman was a giant in the sports broadcasting world, an iconic and hugely respected figure.
"In a BBC career that spanned over 40 years he set the standard that so many others have tried to emulate. His was one of broadcasting's most authoritative and identifiable voices that graced so many pinnacle sporting moments.
"From his famous football and athletic commentaries to his presentation of events and programmes such as the Olympics, the World Cup, Question of Sport and Grandstand, he was quite simply the master of his craft.
"David had many friends at BBC Sport and was admired by audiences in their millions. We send sincere condolences to his family."
Former England striker and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker was among those remembering Mr Coleman - whose brevity at the microphone, including his signature "one-nil" catchphrase, earned him many fans.
The former Leicester, Everton, Tottenham and Barcelona forward wrote on Twitter: "Sad to hear, David Coleman has died. A giant of sports broadcasting. Brilliant, gifted, precise and concise. Much more than 'one-nil' #RIP"
Mr Coleman also found himself the subject of a regular column in satirical magazine Private Eye, with its Colemanballs feature documenting commentators' gaffes to this day.