Sad news indeed.
I only met him once in person, at Tattersalls, and although obviously unwell, and clearly with a rough dry humour, I appreciated it that he thanked me for showing a yearling to him. I'll remember that.
Truly saddened to hear this sad news. A true gentleman, and a training genius. Racing is a poorer place today for the loss of this amazing man. So many wonderful memories of the horses he trained, not least Frankel. One of my favourites was Kings Theatre. RIP Sir Henry, you will be sorely missed.
One of the few people in the public eye today, who had an unaffected and natural charm, courtesy and charisma. He was modest in both victory and defeat. He was respected and revered by his staff, his friends and his clients. Sir Henry Cecil was a remarkable man.
Rest in peace sir, this world is a poorer place for your passing.
So sad, but agree with another poster, was it not wonderful that he had Frankel to "brighten" the evening of his life. Such a gentleman, although I never met him, I always thought how mannerly he was to every interviewer, on whatever channel. My condolences to his family, friends and all his staff.