Former BBC weather forecaster Ian McCaskill has died after five years battling with dementia, it has been confirmed.
The 78-year-old, who was known for an enthusiastic presenting style and his strong Scottish accent, was revealed to have passed away on Saturday by his daughter Kirsty McCaskill.
"Ian was a truly lovely man who loved his family unconditionally and brought lots of sunshine to people's lives with his friendly smile, kindness and sharp wit,” Ms McCaskill said (
"He is survived by his wife Pat, whom he adored, two daughters, Vicky and Kirsty, two step-sons, Tim and Matthew, and nine grandchildren. He will be deeply missed."
McCaskill worked at the BBC for 20 years, becoming a familiar face to viewers around the country and inspiring several pop culture takes on his persona including a Spitting Image puppet based on him and a mention in The Toffs song John Kettley is a Weatherman. He retired in 1998.