Paul Daniels dies after brain tumour diagnosis

The TV magician, 77, was diagnosed in February.

He was at his Berkshire home with wife Debbie McGee when he died in the early hours of Thursday. "Debbie and the family would like to thank everyone for their support and asks that their privacy be respected at this sad time," his publicist said. He fronted BBC's Paul Daniels Magic Show for 15 years and became one of the biggest stars on British TV. His publicist added: "One of our most beloved entertainers, Paul Daniels, has passed away at the age of 77. "The TV star, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour earlier this year, passed away peacefully at home with Debbie at his side in the early hours of this morning." Daniels was known for a string of catchphrases, including the line: "You'll like this... not a lot, but you'll like it." He had recently returned from hospital to his Berkshire home, having been diagnosed in February. It was initially suspected he had suffered a stroke after he fell at home, but it was then discovered he had an inoperable tumour. His son, Martin Daniels, said at the time: "He has said before, 'When it's your time it's your time' and that's how he is trying to face up to things."
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