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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.

Savile was just two days away from his 85th birthday.

It is not known how Savile died but it is believed there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson 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.'

James Savile was born in Leeds on Halloween in 1926, the seventh child (‘I was the “not again!” child’) of Vincent, a bookmaker’s clerk, and Agnes, the woman he always called the Duchess.

He almost died from pneumonia when just five months old but miraculously recovered after his mother went out to the local church to pray to a deceased Scottish nun.

He again narrowly escaped death as a teenager in his first job when working as a miner.

An underground explosion brought down the coal face on his back damaging his spine to such an extent that he was told he would never walk again. But he proved the doctors wrong when he threw his sticks away just three years later.

He raised staggering amounts for charity — his accountant lost track after £40million — much of it for patients with spinal injuries.

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His life was pretty incredible. Broke his back when he was a miner, told he'd never walk again, 300 professional bike races, 212 marathons and 107 pro wrestling fights, raised millions and millions for charity, mediated the Prince and Princess of Wales marital breakup, hosted the first and last ever Top of the Tops and hosted a TV show for 20 years, granting wishes for 1500 kids...

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Fans of Sir Jimmy Savile have been paying their respects at a Leeds hotel to the broadcaster and charity worker.

Earlier, Sir Jimmy's gold-coloured coffin was carried into the Queen's Hotel, a day before his funeral.

The Jim'll Fix It presenter, who died aged 84 at home in Leeds on 29 October, will be buried on Thursday.

He will be buried at an angle of 45 degrees at a cemetery in Scarborough "to enable him to see the sea", funeral directors confirmed.

What a legend.

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