Simon Cowell: Wildlife SOS presenter and conservationist dies aged 72

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell, a well-known environmental advocate and television personality who presented the show Wildlife SOS, has passed away at 72 years old.

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According to the Wildlife Aid Foundation that he established, Cowell died on Sunday in the company of his daughters, partners, and dogs, following a courageous struggle with cancer. He passed away calmly.

The charity honored him by referring to him as a well-regarded conservation pro in the United Kingdom. He was known for vigorously promoting the preservation of wildlife and environmental issues.

The article mentioned that he devoted all his time to the conservation of British wildlife and expended significant effort to ensure that wounded and parentless animals had the opportunity to return to their natural habitats. This was executed via the provision of rescue, medical care, and recovery services.

The charity stated that he made constant efforts to increase people's knowledge about the difficult situation faced by animals and the significance of every living creature.

According to the announcement made by the Wildlife Aid Foundation, Cowell began saving and nursing wildlife at his house and backyard as a way to occupy himself aside from his work as a broker in London during the early part of the 1980s.

After turning his hobby into a profession, he established the Wildlife Aid charity, which has since been renamed the Wildlife Aid Foundation, in the year 1987.

Cowell gained recognition for his work as the producer and host of the TV show called Wildlife SOS, aired on Channel 5 during the 90s. He also made an appearance on Animal Planet through the Discovery channel.

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Cowell announced his diagnosis of terminal lung cancer via his charitable organization in July 2022.

The organization launched a fundraiser to support the establishment of a fresh habitat for wildlife.

Simon's Last Wish campaign has been able to gather a significant amount of money, surpassing £650,000.

The primary attraction will showcase a wide range of environments, such as wetlands and forests, where animals can reside. On top of that, you can also find lookout areas, a guest center, and an original animal hospital at the site.

In 2005, Cowell received the award of MBE for dedicating services to wildlife.

He has two daughters named Louisa and Gemma. His significant other's name is Stana, and he has two cherished dogs named Toby and Bobby.

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