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Turkey tycoon Bernard Matthews dies at the age of 80

Norfolk turkey tycoon Bernard Matthews has died at the age of 80, his company has confirmed.

He began his business more than 60 years ago - with 20 eggs and a second-hand incubator.

Mr Matthews, famous for his "bootiful" catchphrase, stepped down from the company's main board of directors in January on his 80th birthday.

Noel Bartram, group chief executive of Bernard Matthews Farms, said Mr Matthews died on Thursday afternoon.

Nick Higham looks back at his life.

  • 26 Nov 2010