Sir Michael Parkinson, who died at the age of 88, was remembered by David Beckham.
Today, Thursday, August 17, it was reported that the iconic talk show host has died, as celebrities and fans alike paid respect and remembered his conversations.
A statement from Sir Michael’s family said: ‘After a brief illness Sir Michael Parkinson passed away peacefully at home last night in the company of his family.
‘The family request that they are given privacy and time to grieve.’
Taking to Instagram to remember ‘the best’, Beckham wrote: ‘We say goodbye to the best… Waking up to the sad news of Michael Parkinson passing , I was so lucky to not just be interviewed by Michael but to be able to spend precious time talking about football and family our 2 passions.’
He added: ‘Plus the GoldenBalls moment… Sending love to Mary and the whole family.’
Beckham shared pictures of Sir Michael interviewing him and Victoria, over the years, one of which saw VB reveal her, rather intimate, nickname for her husband.
During one, the superstar couple discussed with Sir Michael that Beckham had changed his image since being sent off during the 1998 World Cup.
‘Do you think David has a better public persona and image than you have?’ Sir Michael asked her.
Posh Spice replied: ‘I think he does have now, but I don’t think he did have a few years ago.’
She then accidentally let slip she called her husband ‘Golden Balls’.
‘Golden Balls Beckham eh? That’s a good one!’ Sir Michael joked, as Beckham hid his face in his hands.
‘It’s one of those things I shouldn’t have said!’ Victoria blushed.
The former England footballer’s tribute follows the likes of Sir David Attenborough remembering Sir Michael.
The 97-year-old said that the celebrated TV personality was ‘extremely professional’, saying: ‘You knew he would know all the background and you didn’t have to fill in anything.’
‘He was always generous in the way he framed his questions,’ he continued. ‘He wanted you to shine, he wanted his interviewee to shine.’
Sir David added that Sir Michael ‘would always laugh at your jokes and give you an opportunity to make them sound funnier than in fact they were.’
Source My Celebrity Life.