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23rd May 2023

Rolf Harris dies aged 93 after battle with neck cancer

Steve Hopkins

Harris was jailed for a several of indecent assaults on girls in 2014

Disgraced TV star Rolf Harris has died. He was 93.

Harris, who served three years in prison for a string of child sex attacks, died at his home, The Sun reported.

The publisher said medical staff were called to his sin Bray, Berkshire home.

As of October last year, Harris was reportedly receiving round-the-clock care for neck cancer and could no longer talk due to his condition and had to be fed through a tube.

His death was confirmed to the PA news agency by a registrar at Maidenhead Town Hall.

His cause of death has not been confirmed.

Harris, a former kids’ entertainer, was found guilty of a string of indecent assaults between 1968 and 1986 following a trial in 2014 – and was jailed for five years and nine months.

He was released in 2017.

Harris has never apologised to his victims or for his crimes.

Before his downfall, Harris was a popular entertainer and often appeared alongside another late, disgraced TV presenter – Jimmy Savile.

Harris was found guilty of 12 attacks on four girls, mainly in the 1970s and 1980s.

One conviction, relating to an allegation he indecently assaulted an eight-year-old girl, was overturned, but Court of Appeal judges dismissed his application to challenge the other 11 convictions.

The victims included two girls in their early teens and a friend of his daughter.

During his career, Harris was made an OBE, MBE and CBE and awarded a Bafta fellowship. He was stripped of the honours following his convictions.

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