Television presenter of Wildlife, Johnny Kingdom was killed in an accident, which involved a digger on his land.
On Thursday night, the Johnny Kingdom, an author, photographer, and film-maker, who has specialized in local areas of North Devon and Exmoor, has died.
Police confirmed his death and called for emergency services to a place in Knowstone, near Wadham Cross. It was reported that a digger (Johnny) has rolled over.
79-years old Johnny Kingdom died at the scene by the emergency service. Privacy was requested by is family members.
However, Johnny’s family members issued a statement, which reads, “Unfortunately a legend has been lost.”
Someone his close exclaimed with sorrow that “Johnny would want you all to continue with his love for Exmoor as you all meant so much to him,” and added that “as the loving man himself would have said ‘Farewell to all you lovely people’.”
Mr. Kingdom born and brought up on the edge of Exmoor, he used to work there as a gravedigger, a lumberjack and quarryman until the accident whilst out his presence.
Johnny then started making films on wildlife and then in 2006 his first series of those wildlife shorts released on BBC 2, ‘A Year On Exmoor’. This film was viewed by over three million people worldwide.
Richard Taylor-Jones, Countryfile presenter of BBC has shown his last tribute to Mr. Kingdoms as acknowledged his as “wonderful magical” social media fried of him.