Sir Jimmy Savile dies aged 84

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Sir Jimmy Saville has died at the age of 84.

The DJ and broadcaster was best known for being one of the first presenters of Top of the Pops and for the TV hit show Jim’ll Fix It, which ran for almost twenty years.

Police were called to his home in Roundhay, Leeds, at 12.10pm today, where they discovered his body.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 12.10pm today to the discovery of a man’s body at a house in Roundhay, Leeds.

“The body of a man in his 80s was found at the property. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.”

Born in Leeds in 1926, Jimmy was sent down the coalmines from the age of 14 as part of the war effort, he turned to DJing after an accident meant he couldn’t return to the mines.

His Friend and fellow DJ Dave Lee Travis told Sky News: “For some unknown reason, with Jim, you couldn’t anticipate that he wasn’t going to be around anymore – he was such a powerful presence.

“He was one of the first DJs that actually became a personality.”

Savile was also committed to charity work, raising tens of millions of pounds for good causes during his career.

Last updated: Saturday 29 October 2011
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