British composer and broadcaster Antony Hopkins has died aged 93.

The talented musician and radio personality passed away on Tuesday (06May14), according to the Bbc. The cause of death has yet to be released.

Hopkins was best known as the presenter of Bbc Radio Three's Talking About Music programme, which he hosted for more than 36 years.

He also composed operas including Lady Rohesia, That Man from Tuscany and Three's Company, but his work also extended to film, crafting scores for The Pickwick Papers, Cast a Dark Shadow and Billy Budd.

Hopkins was appointed a Cbe in 1976 and is survived by his wife, Beatrix Taylor.