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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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Paul Daniels was 'one of the great entertainers'

Paul Daniels has died aged 77 after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. Credit: PA/BBC

The BBC have said Paul Daniels was an "outstanding showman and one of the great entertainers".

Acting director Mark Linsey added: "His long-running magic show delighted viewers, as did his BBC One quiz shows Odd One Out, Wipeout and Every Second Counts and children's favourite Wizbit.

"He will be missed and our thoughts are with his family."

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