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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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Ben Hanlin: Paul Daniels inspired me to be a magician

Ben Hanlin has paid tribute to Paul Daniels, calling him "an absolute legend" and said he inspired him to become a magician.

The star of ITV2's Tricked said he first saw Daniels on TV at the age of six and from that moment aspired to follow him into magic:

Paying tribute to Daniels, Hanlin said: "He was so popular because he was an entertainer.

"He could do magic but also he brought wit, charm. He was funny, he was a great host and it was that that really made him an absolute legend."

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