11:31 31 October 2011
Sir Jimmy Savile has passed away aged 84.
The television presenter and radio DJ was just two days away from his 85th birthday.
Police were called to Sir Jimmy's flat in Leeds on 29 October, where they discovered his body. His death is not being treated as suspicious.
Tributes have since been pouring in for the star - best known for his show Jim'll Fix It - with Prince Charles leading the condolences.
A spokeswoman for Clarence House said:
"The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were saddened to hear of Jimmy Savile's death and their thoughts are with his family at this time."
Former Radio One DJ Tony Blackburn also paid tribute, saying:
"He was just a complete one-off. I think he was a bit of a lonely character as well. In the privacy of his own life I don't think he had very many friends.
"I've never known anyone quite like him. He was a blunt speaking Northerner, but also kind and very respectful."
Renowned for his trademark cigars, gold chains and tracksuits, Sir Jimmy also gave a lot of his time to charity and is thought to have raised around £40million for good causes in his lifetime.
A long time friend of the Royals, he was knighted back in 1990.
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