The unhappy information in regards to the tv favorite was confirmed to BBC Radio Lancashire earlier right this moment by his spouse Phyllis.
The tv star grew to become a family title again within the 1980s due to the cult ITV programme.
A detailed pal has advised Specific.co.uk that Jim is assumed to have died of natrual prompted together with his partner by his aspect.
“He’s been very poorly over the previous few weeks. Phyllis would completely like to say how properly the employees handled him and the way good they have been at The Royal Lancaster Infirmary,” they added.
Jim Bowen useless: The Bullseye star has died aged 80
Jim – born Peter Williams – fronted the sequence for 14 years till 1995 after beginning out his profession as a schoolteacher.
The daddy-of-two started his comedy profession on the membership circuit within the 1960s and later landed quite a few different roles on the small display.
Jim appeared in Movie star Squares, Speaking Phone Numbers, Lads Military and The Weakest Hyperlink.
The star additionally solid out a profession as an actor and he turned up in Muck and Brass, Final of the Summer time Wine in addition to Phoenix Nights through the years.
Most just lately Jim starred in The Afternoon Play as MC Norman, which aired in 2004 and in addition featured Robson Inexperienced and Tina Hobley.
Jim Bowen useless: The star is most well-known for internet hosting Bullseye
Jim Bowen useless: The Bullseye host suffered three strokes lately
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Nonetheless, he’ll endlessly be recognized for Bullseye and his much-loved catchphrase, “You possibly can’t beat a little bit of Bully,” and, “Let’s take a look at what you could possibly have received”.
It attracted 20 million viewers at its peak and noticed three pairs of contestants go head-to-head, some tasked with throwing the darts whereas others answered common information questions.
Jim turned his hand to radio in his later years and he had his personal present on BBC Lancashire from 1999 to 2003.
He suffered from in poor health well being which seemingly introduced an finish to his jobs on cruise liners and doing after-dinner speeches.
Seven years in the past it was revealed that Jim was recovering in hospital after two gentle strokes, one in every of which is believed to have occurred whereas he was on the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.
Jim Bowen useless: The Bullseye favorite together with his spouse Phyllis
Jim Bowen useless: The Bullseye star supporting his favorite staff
Whereas he was recovering and making an attempt to regain some mobility the next 12 months, Jim kicked off his new stage present, You Cannot Beat a Little bit of Bully.
However, Jim suffered a 3rd stroke in November 2014, which reportedly left him struggling to stroll and discuss.
Addressing the repercussions, he mentioned in 2016: “I’m doing very properly. It’s 5 years since I had my first stroke, my progress has been gradual however regular so my speech is roughly again to hurry and I can stroll with a stick and all the pieces.
“I did the cruises for 15 years with a jazz band however I couldn’t get across the ship now,” the Each day Mirror revealed on the time.
Jim Bowen useless: The Bullseye host is assumed to have died of pure causes
Jim Bowen useless: Frank Carson with the Bullseye star in 2007
Jim added: ”They have been superb occasions. I wouldn’t thoughts doing a day in a church corridor for 50 quid the place there’s no strain.
“I’d simply inform them tales about life at sea, The Comedians and among the acts of my day. We’re positively within the out tray. We’re not in it however on the fringe of the desk.”
He’s survived by his spouse Phyllis, who he wed again in 1959, and their two kids Peter and Susan.
Jim met his future partner whereas they have been each working as academics – Phyllis instructing PE as he acted as deputy head.
His agent Patsy Martin mentioned right this moment: “He has sadly died. I’ll very sadly miss Jim. He was a really pretty, real man.”
Tributes have flooded in for the Bullseye host on Twitter with Frank Bruno writing: “Jim Bowen RIP nice comedian we labored collectively many occasions had numerous laughs collectively. Jim & Ken Dodd unhappy time for the leisure business.”