The Manc - Egghead and Mancunian quizzer Dave Rainford has died"

Egghead and Mancunian quizzer Dave Rainford has died

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Popular Mancunian quizzer and Egghead regular David Rainford has died.

Jeremy Vine, the show's presenter, announced the sad news on Twitter today.

Rainford, from Manchester, was a long-time quiz fan. He won £250,000 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? in 2005 and became an Egghead in 2012.

Announcing the news, Jeremy Vine tweeted: "I'm very sad to hear that one of the Eggheads has died.

"Dave “TremendousKnowledge” Rainford, famous for being banned from pub quiz machines in Manchester, was the best company after a recording: always fun and sociable. I never saw him angry or ungenerous, not once. RIP"

Taking to Twitter, Dave recently told viewers he was unable to take part in the latest episodes of Eggheads due to an illness.

The Chase quizzer Paul Sinha, close friend of Dave also took to social media to pay tribute, tweeting: "Devastated at the loss of my friend, David Rainford. Egghead, great bloke, great friend. We had blindingly good nights out mate. X"

Our thoughts go out to Dave's friends and family at this sad time.

More to follow.

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