Sir Jimmy Savile has died at his home aged 84.

Sir Jimmy Savile has died at his home aged 84.

The former presenter, most famous for his show Jim’ll Fix It, passed away at his home in Roundhay, Leeds just two days before his 85th birthday.

Tonight, tributes for the veteran presenter poured in from the world of show business, with actor Ricky Gervais tweeting: ‘RIP Jimmy Saville My first guest on my first TV Show A proper British eccentric.’

BBC radio presenter Nicky Campbell tweeted: ‘SirJimmy Savile-a man so unique,a character so extraordinary, a personality so fascinating yet impenetrable. You could not have made him up.’

The cause of death is not yet known but tonight two of Sir Jimmy’s nephews confirmed that he died peacefully in his sleep last night.


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