By Chris King • 23 May 2023 • 14:20
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UPDATE: Tuesday, May 23 at 23:40 pm
It has been revealed that Rolf Harris actually died two weeks ago with his death only being made public this Tuesday, May 23.
A copy of his death certificate was published by The Sun, with the date marked as May 10. The cause of death was stated as neck cancer and old age.
According to the news outlet, Harris passed away at his home in the village of Bray on Thames in Berkshire. The TV personality’s passing was subsequently confirmed today by his former Lisa Ratcliff. She is said to have been the one who registered his death at Maidenhead Town Hall.
A statement released later on Tuesday by his family confirmed that his burial had already taken place and that he: “died peacefully surrounded by family and friends and has now been laid to rest”.
Tuesday, May 23 at 2:20 pm
Rolf Harris, the disgraced television star who was convicted as a paedophile, was reported to have passed away today, Tuesday, May 23, aged 93.
He had been battling neck cancer for some time and is believed to have died at his home in Berkshire. According to metro.co.uk, a registrar at Maidenhead Town Hall confirmed Harris’ passing.
According to mirror.co.uk, before his death, Harris had been receiving daily visits from carers and nurses because he was seriously ill. His wife Alwen is known to be suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and is said to be bedridden.
The Australian-born entertainer was a huge television star for many decades but ended up being incarcerated after he was found guilty of 12 counts of sexual assault.
He was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison after getting caught up in the Operation Yewtree police investigations sparked by the Jimmy Saville revelations but was released in May 2017 after serving just three years.
Since his release, Harris never really spoke about the charges he was sent to prison for, but he always maintained his innocence.
Throughout his showbiz career, Rolf displayed his talents as a singer/songwriter, an artist, a comedian, a musician, and an actor. He spent time on the pop charts with several comedic songs that he composed, including ‘Two Little Boys’, and ‘Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport’.
In 2005, he painted the now-famous portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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