Sir Jimmy Savile dies at home aged 84

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Sir Jimmy Savile dies at home aged 84

Post by DPrinny » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:32 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... ds-newsxml
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 went to work in the coal mines at 14 and if he hadn’t been hurt in an explosion seven years later, would have spent his life there.
He raised staggering amounts for charity — his accountant lost track after £40million — much of it for patients with spinal injuries.
Savile claimed to be the first ever DJ, and said in his autobiography that he was the very first person to ever use two turntables and a microphone at an event back in 1947.
He later competed as a semi-professional sportsman, taking part in the 1951 Tour of Britain cycle race and a professional wrestler.
Talking about his sporting past, Savile once said: 'If you look at the athletics of it, I've done over 300 professional bike races, 212 marathons and 107 pro fights.
'No wrestler wanted to go back home and say a long-haired disc jockey had put him down. So from start to finish I got a good hiding. I've broken every bone in my body. I loved it.'
In 1964, Savile presented the very first edition of Top Of The Pops from a television studio in Manchester. He went on to present the BBC programme for the next 42 years.
Fans were quick to take to Twitter to pay tribute to the legendary presenter, with Katherine Jenkins leading the way.
She tweeted: 'Sad news Jimmy Saville has passed away.My sis & I always wanted a Jim'll Fix it Badge/Medal. Loved that show.Great memories #RIPJimmySaville.'


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A legend has died

Wow.
I am glad I aint the one lifting the coffin

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Re: Sir Jimmy Savile dies at home aged 84

Post by rossi46 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:39 pm

No tears here, I'm afraid.
Thoughts and prayers.

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Re: Sir Jimmy Savile dies at home aged 84

Post by Liamh1982 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:25 pm

I always found him creepy, and that Louis Theroux thing confirmed my suspicions.
The man had quite the Oedipal complex...

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Re: Sir Jimmy Savile dies at home aged 84

Post by Sir Hilary Bray » Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:51 pm

I heard the most bizarre urban legend about him once, but probably not a good idea to post it here.

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Re: Sir Jimmy Savile dies at home aged 84

Post by ReplayRetro » Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:55 pm

there was definitely something weird about him and perhaps he wasn't entirely normal or "all there" but that doesn't change that he was a phenomenal force for charity, i for one am sad to hear this news and will miss seeing him in the flying pizza in roundhay, god bless Jimmy it's time to rest now
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Re: Sir Jimmy Savile dies at home aged 84

Post by JazzFunk » Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:12 pm

He was in the hospital where I work a few weeks back with pneumonia. Had a strange feeling that he was gonna peg it then.
Sir Hilary Bray wrote:I heard the most bizarre urban legend about him once, but probably not a good idea to post it here.
I think I know the one you mean. :wink:

You never know, now he's gone all kinds of stuff might come out. Or, more shockingly, not???

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Re: Sir Jimmy Savile dies at home aged 84

Post by Sir Hilary Bray » Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:05 pm

JazzFunk wrote:He was in the hospital where I work a few weeks back with pneumonia. Had a strange feeling that he was gonna peg it then.
Sir Hilary Bray wrote:I heard the most bizarre urban legend about him once, but probably not a good idea to post it here.
I think I know the one you mean. :wink:

You never know, now he's gone all kinds of stuff might come out. Or, more shockingly, not???

It does actually relate to a hospital, I don't believe it, but still find it hilarious! :lol:

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Post by rossi46 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 4:31 pm

Paying cash for corpsie love?

I heard that one a while ago.
Thoughts and prayers.

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Re: Sir Jimmy Savile dies at home aged 84

Post by OldSkoolCoolFool » Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:43 pm

Dj, wrestler, tv presenter and fixer for the nations children.
Legend. R.I.P.
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Re: Sir Jimmy Savile dies at home aged 84

Post by Bub&Bob » Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:17 pm

When I saw the news and this post earlier this afternoon I was tempted to say that I never really liked him and always suspected he was a weird, creepy and evil c*nt.....but as it's an RIP thread (and im trying to be a nicer person) I thought I had better not.

But, having read that most of the posts so far are not exactly complimentaty....I still won't say that but I guess he did keep me entertained for a few years as a kid, made me wear a seat belt, made me want to go on an Intercity 125 train and did make a bleeding fortune for charity.....
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Re: Sir Jimmy Savile dies at home aged 84

Post by DPrinny » Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:20 pm

Meh.
Haters for someone that has done loads of good.
Somebody that deserves the "Celebrity" word

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Re: Sir Jimmy Savile dies at home aged 84

Post by sscott » Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:38 pm

At the very least he raised a lot of money for charity and for that as a minumum he deserves some respect I think.
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Re: Sir Jimmy Savile dies at home aged 84

Post by thevulture » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:18 pm

Never met the man, so no idea what he was like as a person/not my place to judge.

His charity work will i'm sure be sadly missed and he deserves a R.I.P for that alone.

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Re: Sir Jimmy Savile dies at home aged 84

Post by SoupDragon » Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:58 am

He never fixed it for me but did make me want to smoke cigars. I thought he was much older than 84. RIP
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Re: Sir Jimmy Savile dies at home aged 84

Post by felgekarp » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:35 am

Bub&Bob wrote:When I saw the news and this post earlier this afternoon I was tempted to say that I never really liked him and always suspected he was a weird, creepy and evil c*nt.....but as it's an RIP thread (and im trying to be a nicer person) I thought I had better not.

But, having read that most of the posts so far are not exactly complimentaty....I still won't say that but I guess he did keep me entertained for a few years as a kid, made me wear a seat belt, made me want to go on an Intercity 125 train and did make a bleeding fortune for charity.....
Weird and creepy I can see but where do you get evil from?
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