R.I.P. Jimmy Savile.

  Blackhat 15:17 29 Oct 2011


As a youngster I spent many hours watching him on TV, sadly not seen much of him for many years.

  rdave13 19:51 29 Oct 2011

£40 million pounds raised for charity over a lifetime." How's about that then" for a wonderful epitaph.

  Strawballs 23:31 29 Oct 2011

One of my lasting memories of Sir Jimmy was running a marathon with one of his Cigars always seemed like a contradiction!

  Crosstrainer2 08:03 30 Oct 2011

He worked tirelessly even travelling regularly to Broadmoor to talk to those who had commtited the most dreadful of crimes.

A recluse in life, he lived with his Mother until her death, and then alone thereafter. A real "One Off" and I used to watch the show....Alway's hoping he would grant my rather selfish wish to sing with the band Free.

He will be sorly missed.

Rest In Peace, the world needs more like you.

  Graham* 15:07 30 Oct 2011


He was not a loner, though, see BBC link

We used to spend several days a year setting up and taking down for major band festivals in Roundhay Park. Sir Jimmy had a flat nearby and we used to see him jogging. He would always stop for a chat with us.

  Forum Editor 17:36 30 Oct 2011

I am told - rightly or wrongly, I don't know - that Jim was the first DJ ever to use a twin turntable record deck.

  Quickbeam 13:57 01 Nov 2011

I think it was the concept of doing a dace with records instead of having a dance band present. In effect he invented the disco concept.

Dunno it it's true though, but nobody else is claiming to have invented the disco as far as I know.

  Quickbeam 14:01 01 Nov 2011

Hows about this then Guys n' Galls...

He's also larger than life in death too, I just heard on the local news that his body will be on public display in The Queens Hotel in Leeds!

  Aitchbee 14:46 01 Nov 2011

Jimmy's coffin will have a 9 inch extension, to accomodate one of his favourite Cuban cigars. Jim'll fixit. I think a sainthood would not go amiss for this genuine man of the people.

  Bingalau 19:35 01 Nov 2011

Sir Jim was also an honorary member of the Royal Marines Commandos. He completed the Commando Course way back I believe. He was always welcome in R.M. establishments and attended the odd re-union.

  Condom 00:21 02 Nov 2011

As one of the first members of the Teen & Twenty Disk Club which Jimmy started I had the honour of meeting him a few years ago when he came to lay the foundation stone for the new Spinal Unit at my hospital. We had been wary to approach him after his long and well publiced involvement in Stoke Mandiville but he immediately agreed. I can only hope that there is not a smoking ban "up There"

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