TV presenter and host of 'Supermarket Sweep' has sadly died at age 62
Dale Winton was well-known for presenting and hosting many shows including Supermarket Sweep. His longtime agent confirmed that he died in his home recently.
The star died on April 18, 2018, from causes that haven’t been announced yet. Closer Weekly stated that Winton had battled health issues before his death.
Winton was a television personality who was known for hosting shows like In It To Win It. His death was confirmed by his agent, Jan Kennedy, who shared a statement asking for the family’s privacy during this time.
In 2016, Winton had revealed that he had previously battled depression. He shared this revelation on the British talk show Loose Women.
At the time, he had also clarified that a recent bad breakup had negatively affected his mental health. Winton stated that he should’ve taken himself off television but didn't.
“Listen, there are worse things in the world, but I had depression and I didn't realize. I always thought, 'Get over yourself,'” he elaborated.
"While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief."
Jan Kennedy, Closer Weekly, April 18, 2018
When he spoke of battling depression he shared that he couldn’t function properly and only saw a couple of his good friends. He wanted to withdraw but couldn’t because of his work.
The star hasn’t had a simple life. He was born in Marylebone, in central London, in May 1955 to Gary and Sheree Winton who divorced when he was 10 according to The Guardian.
Dale Winton gave me the best bit of showbiz advice I ever got - Don’t quit the hit! Thank you Dale. X— graham norton (@grahnort) April 18, 2018
Sad news. Back in the day Supermarket Sweep was the programme to watch. Dale Winton was the perfect host, he made it all look effortless. RIP pic.twitter.com/RW5r3qDs9N— Paddy McGuinness 💙 (@PaddyMcGuinness) April 18, 2018
His father died three years later on the day of Winton’s bar mitzvah. A few days after he turned 21, Winton discovered his mother had died of an overdose after battling depression.
All these tragedies never held Winton back. He has also presented the popular game show Hole in the Wall and starred on the TV travelogue Florida Fly Drive.
Kate Phillips, the controller of entertainment commissioning at the BBC, said that Winton was an immensely well-loved individual. She stated that he’d brought a unique and special energy to many programs that he’d presented.
Phillips shared that he was extremely kind, brilliantly funny and, a true gentleman. She concluded by saying that his friends and family were in their thoughts at this time.