Sir Jimmy Savile’s fans will have a final chance to say goodbye to the larger-than-life DJ and TV personality ahead of his funeral next week.
Sir Jimmy’s body will be taken to a city centre hotel in his home town of Leeds on Tuesday so well-wishers can say goodbye to him ahead of a Requiem Mass in the city the day after – Wednesday, November 9.
The broadcasting icon will be buried the following day in the North Yorkshire seaside resort of Scarborough, which he loved and where he also had a flat.
Further details of the arrangements for his body at The Queens Hotel, in Leeds, will be released later.
The Requiem Mass at St Anne’s Cathedral is expected to be a very public celebration of his life attended by Sir Jimmy’s friends from the world of showbusiness, representatives of the many charities he helped, as well as hundreds of members of the public.
The veteran DJ, who presented the first episode of Top Of The Pops as well as his long-running show Jim’ll Fix It, was found at his flat in Roundhay, Leeds, on Saturday, two days before his 85th birthday.
His death came after a spell in hospital earlier this month with a suspected bout of pneumonia.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall led tributes to the star.
Known for his trademark catchphrases, tracksuits and tinted glasses, friends and colleagues described Sir Jimmy as a ‘larger than life’ character who was dedicated to charity work.