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Paul Daniels, TV star and magician, dies aged 77

Paul Daniels, TV star and magician, dies aged 77



Paul Daniels has passed away after at the age of 77 after being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour.

The legendary TV personality and magician spent his final days with his family before son Gary tweeted the sad news this morning (Thursday 17th March) that he had “passed away over night”.

Daniel’s agent confirmed the news, saying that the star died in the early hours of the morning “at home with Debbie at his side”.

"Debbie and the family would like to thank everyone for their support and asks that their privacy be respected at this sad time."

Paul Daniels first found fame in 1970 on talent show Opportunity Knocks. Since then, he had a television career that lasted for more than 45 years, starting originally with his own entertainment series The Paul Daniels Magic Show, which ran for 15 years from 1979 to 1994, before becoming the host of popular quiz shows Every Second Counts and Wipeout.

Most recently, he had been seen competing in reality shows The Farm, The X Factor: Battle Of The Stars and Strictly Come Dancing.

He is survived by wife and on-stage assistant Debbie McGee, whom he married in 1988, and three sons from a previous marriage – Martin, Paul and Gary.

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