Sir Jimmy Savile dies aged 84

The veteran broadcaster died today at home in Leeds from suspected heart failure, two days shy of his 85th birthday on October 31.

Savile presented the BBC's first edition of Top Of The Pops on New Year's Day, 1964, from a television studio in Dickenson Road Rusholme, Manchester.

He went on to be a regular host of the seminal programme over the next two decades, and co-fronted the final episode in 1996. He ended that show with the words, "It's ...

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