Sir Jimmy Savile to ‘lie in state’

Jimmy Savile’s body  to lie in state infront of thousands of fans in his hometown of Leeds on Tuesday, closely followed by a mass and burial.

Sir Jimmy Savile was found dead at his flat in Rounday on Saturday, two days before his 85th birthday, followed by a short time in hospital earlier this month linked with pneumonia.

The childrens TV host will be on view to everyone at The Queens Hotel in Leeds on Tuesday, giving people a chance to say their goodbyes between the hours of 9am and 4pm.

The Requiem Mass will be held the following day at St Annes Cathedral, followed by his burial in Scarborough, a place close to his heart.

Two West Yorkshire MPs have paid tribute to Sir Jimmy stating he was an “enormous contribution” to charity and is an “essential Yorkshire character”

It is safe to say Sir Jimmy will be missed.


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