27/07/2012 12:28 BST | Updated 31/07/2012 11:29 BST

'Bargain Hunt' Star David Barby Dies

British TV personality and antiques expert David Barby has died, aged 69.

The star, who appeared on shows Bargain Hunt and Flog It!, passed away in hospital in Coventry, England on Wednesday after suffering a stroke last week.


David Harper posted this photo on Twitter, David Barby is on the far right.

Confirming the news in a Facebook.com message, Barby's friend and fellow TV antiques expert David Harper writes, "I've had several messages today regarding my wonderful old friend David Barby and I'm very sad to confirm that he passed away... after suffering a stroke 10 days ago - we'll miss him terribly."

British pop star Myleene Klass also took to Twitter.com to pay tribute to the TV star, tweeting, "Just heard the sad news about David 'Barbarella' Barby. RIP great man."

CORRECTION: David Barby's friend Jenny Youldon has emailed The Huffington Post UK to correct David Harper's statement. She said: "David Harper is incorrect, David Barby did not pass away from a stroke. It was a brain haemorrhage. His family have been upset by this error."

This article previously stated Barby was 63, he was 69.