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Police Say TV Personality's Sudden, Unexpected Death Will Be Treated As 'Unexplained'

A popular television and radio personality from the UK shocked the nation when he was found dead at the age of 62 in his home. Authorities say the death is being treated as 'unexplained'.

A chilling last interview reveals that he was struggling with depression and may have been contemplating suicide.

Dale Winton, best known for hosting television shows such as 'Supermarket Sweep' and the National Lottery's 'In It To Win It', passed away in his home at the age of 62. A police spokesperson said that they do not believe the death to be suspicious, though they are treating it as unexplained.

“Police were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 4:10 pm on Wednesday, 18 April following the death of a man, aged in his 60s, at a residential address in High Road, Whetstone,” read a statement from a spokesperson. “The death is being treated as non-suspicious. A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course, and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

DJ Steve Allen, Winton's long-time friend, says the celebrity was in a bad place. "He didn't like the ageing process, he hated it. He used to say to me 'I've had enough'. I feel happy for him that he's in a place now where he's probably going to be eternally young," said Allen. "Deep down he was a bit lonely. He needed a partner. He has had some bad picks."

Neighbors reported that Winton 'did not look great' in the time leading up to his death and that he 'wasn't quite right'.

"He found it hard to be happy himself. I pray he has found peace," said his closest friend, David Walliams, according to the Daily Mail.

In 2002, the celebrity released his autobiography, "Dale Winton: My Story." He shared h ow both of his parents died tragically and too soon. His father passed away when he was 13, just before Winton's bar mitzvah. HIs mother died when Winton turned 21 of a prescription pill overdose.

In Winton's final TV interview in 2016, he revealed his struggles. The gay man says he wasted his time chasing 'mean and nasty' men, and that he was depressed about how hard a time he had meeting eligible romantic partners.

"Nobody wants a camp, over 60-year-old man. I can't go on dating sites. I'm quite well known so the minute you see the picture it's desperately unattractive to another gay man to find a guy in showbusiness on there," he said. "It's time I went from troubled boys to nice guys."

He admitted he spent a long time never even leaving the house. I would not leave the house for five years. "I didn't want to put one foot in front of the other outside the house. I had a bad break up and I had health issues and I thought, 'I want to withdraw'."

The star was also suffering from crippling pain of his back, knees and shoulders. In the last few years he had surgery four times in attempt to fix the condition, but he continued to suffer in silence.

Winton had just attempted to revive his career with the show 'Dale's Florida Fly Drive', but has died before the episodes finished airing.

Source: Independent, Daily Mail
Photos: Joe, Her.ie, YouTube Screenshot, Daily Mail

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