"Above all, his phenomenal tap dancing skills will always remain with me".
Bruce had been unwell for a long time and was recently admitted to hospital.
The tributes which marked the passing of a national treasure, whose career is unlikely to ever be replicated, were united in agreement: "Didn't he do well?!". "He will be missed by many generations".
It was during the first six year run of The Generation Game that he began to develop many of his trademarks, including "the thinker" pose with which he began this and many programmes to come. He was a part of my telly viewing from my teens. Which one did you watch?
"He was so kind and encouraging to me the other judges and all those involved in the show".
Former Strictly head judge Len Goodman, who stepped down from the role previous year, said: "His work ethic, professionalism and charm will be with me forever".
RIP Brucie, today millions lost a hero... it was nice to see you to see you nice, @TessDaly didn't he do well.
"Well, you were one of mine and the nation's favourites".
Despite his insistence that he was not retiring, Sir Bruce stepped away from public life and struggled with ill health.
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In a statement, Sir Bruce's manager Ian Wilson said: "It is with great sadness that the Forsyth family announce that Sir Bruce passed away this afternoon, peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife Wilnelia and all his children".
Tony Hall, the director general of the BBC, released a statement calling Forsyth "one of the greatest entertainers our country has ever known", while Prime Minister Theresa May tweeted that the United Kingdom had "lost a national treasure". We'll miss him so much.
Our thoughts are with Bruce's friends and family at this time.
"Nice to see you".
On Twitter, Julian Clary described Sir Bruce as a warm and witty man loved by generations.
Speaking ahead of his death, she Wilnelia told the publication: "I don't think about it too much". I have known him a lifetime. "It's a sad day".
Dermot O'Leary: "So sad to hear about Bruce". It was this intense education and relentless practice in the key disciplines of entertainment that prepared him for a lifetime at the heart of British television when his big break arrived.
The popular entertainer, was famous for his love of golf, but he also played a starring role at Wembley before one of the biggest games of the 1970s.
British game show host and television icon Bruce Forsyth died in his home on August 18.