Horse racing pundit John McCririck dead at 79

London( CNN) The legendary horse-racing broadcaster John McCririck, who was famed for his outlandish dress sense, just died at the age of 79, his family has announced.

He was perhaps best known for his distinctive style, regularly sporting a large deerstalker hat, sideburns and colorful suits, often with a fat cigar in hand.
McCririck’s family confirmed in a statement that the veteran broadcaster died in a London hospital Friday.