Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan uploaded a photo of David on Twitter along with the tribute: “RIP David Bellamy, 86.
“A brilliant naturalist, broadcaster & character.”
Comedy writer and radio presenter Danny Baker posted on Twitter: “David Bellamy has gone. A truly brilliant and canny broadcaster. Thoughts with @LennyHenry at this time.”
Actor David Morrissey tweeted: “Sad to hear the news about David Bellamy. A real character and a man who cared about nature and our environment deeply.”
Former footballer Stan Collymore called him a “childhood icon”, writing: “Learnt about botany and shrubs and trees as a kid because of this man’s love and infectious enthusiasm.Rest in peace, David.”
*Express.co.uk has contacted David Bellamy’s representatives for comment.