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TV magician Paul Daniels dies aged 77

Magician Paul Daniels has died aged 77, his publicist has said.

The TV star had recently been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and had returned home to "see out his last days".

Before his death he set up a Go Fund me page to help raise money for cancer patients in his honour.

Daniels is best known for The Paul Daniels Magic Show which ran on UK TV from 1979 until 1994 and was how he met his wife "the lovely Debbie McGee".

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Dynamo: I wouldn't be doing magic without Paul Daniels

Dynamo has said he "would not be doing magic today if it wasn't for Paul Daniels".

The magician said Daniels was a "massive inspiration" to him growing up and "like many people, I had a Paul Daniels magic kit".

He added: "He proved that magic could work on television. He was one of the best magicians in the world. He was a true master."

Daniels' good friend and one-time rival Uri Geller said he was "extremely shocked" to hear the news of his passing.

"I always thought Paul Daniels was invincible, but I guess we all have to face these things one day.

"What many people might not realise about Paul was that he was world-famous, not just in the UK. And of course, he will be greatly missed."

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