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Jimmy Savile dies at home, aged 84

The former children’s TV presenter was found at his home earlier today.

FORMER TELEVISION PRESENTER Jimmy Savil has passed away at his home, at the age of 84.

Police were called to Savile’s home shortly after midday today, according to Sky News. His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Known for his popular children’s show, Jim’ll Fix It, Savile had started his working life in the coal mines. However, an explosion which occurred when he was in his early twenties left him with serious back injuries and unable to work in the mines.

Savile overcame his back problems and chose an entirely new career path – by becoming a professional wrestler, DJ, King of Pop and presenter of the hit children’s TV programme.

The Daily Mail reports that Savile raised more than £40 million for children with spinal injuries.

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