Sir Bruce Forsyth died “quietly and in peace” surrounded by family, his widow said as she told of her loss.
The television favourite died aged 89 little more than a week ago.
His wife of 34 years, former Miss World Lady Wilnelia, said Sir Bruce’s death had left a “very big hole” in her life.
She told the Sunday Mirror: ” His daughters, our son JJ and my mother Delia – who also stood by my side supporting me – were all by his side.
“He left quietly and in peace. Like everything he did, his departure was as organised and structured as his life.”
She added: ” His departure has left a very big hole in my life and nobody will remember him more than I.”
The former Strictly Come Dancing host will be remembered when the popular BBC show returns to TV screens next month.
Executive producer Louise Rainbow promised that the first show would open with a “heartfelt performance” dedicated to Sir Bruce, who presented the show with Tess Daly for a decade between 2004 and 2014. (PA)