The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall led the tributes paid to late charity campaigner and broadcaster, Sir Jimmy Savile, who died at his home at the age of 84. The late television presenter was best known for his BBC television show, Jim'll Fix It and his unique fashion sense.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess are saddened to hear of Sir Jimmy Savile's death, and their thoughts are with his family at this time, said a spokesman from Clarence House.
Savile's body was found at his Roundhay residence in Leeds, by police and paramedics on Saturday. He had recently been treated for pneumonia and police said that they were not treating his death as suspicious.
It has been reported that Savile was a close friend of many members of the royal family and regular dinned with Margaret Thatcher when she was Prime Minister. The Guardian reported that he acted as an intermediary for Prince Charles and Princess Diana during the dissolution of their marriage.
Apart from this, he was also honored with many awards including the OBE, the Papal Knight Commander of Saint Gregory the Great (KCSG) and was also made a Knight of Malta.
Another striking factor of his personality was his unique fashion sense, which included the use of swanky gold jewelry, tinted glasses and platinum hair.
A statement from the Stoke Mandeville Hospital read: We are incredibly saddened to learn that Sir Jimmy Savile has passed away. Sir Jimmy has been a great supporter of Stoke Mandeville Hospital for a number of decades. He was tireless in his attempts to fundraise for the hospital and was integral in the creation of the National Spinal Injuries Centre that we have today. Sir Jimmy will be sorely missed by staff and patients alike.