“Howz about this then, guys and gals?” Jimmy Savile with his platinum blonde hair, later two tone black and silver, used to say in a slightly Yorkshire accent.
He used to present Saturday evening TV smoking a big cigar, glittering with bling, gold and diamond jewellery flashing under the lights all of which made him an unforgettable character.
With his popular “Jim’ll Fix It” show he made dreams of children come true and in the Seventies and Eighties 20,000 children a week wrote their fantasies on a piece of paper and sent them to Jimmy.
Sadly on Friday night Jimmy “died peacefully in his sleep” and Sir James Savile OBE KCSG was found dead at his home in Roundhay, Leeds – he was almost 85.
Last night tributes were flooding in from the showbiz world and millions of fans who had never forgotten this giant of British Pop Culture.
Jimmy Savile raised over £42 million for charity over the course of his life, running 200 marathons and working as a hospital porter in his spare time and visited the insane in Broadmoor.
He was also a coal miner, a dance-hall promoter, a professional wrestler and cyclist.
“Welcome to the first ever Top of the Pops,” Jimmy said in 1964, 42 years later, Savile hosted the last edition of that tremendously popular show, clad in a gold lamé shell suit and rose-tinted sunglasses.
He will be missed and some people wonder why Top of the Tops was ever ended...
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