Magician Paul Daniels dies of brain tumour at 77

Paul Daniels death

Magician Paul Daniels has died after being diagnosed with a brain tumour, his publicist has said.

The 77-year-old was at his Berkshire home with wife Debbie when he died in the early hours of Thursday.

A statement from his publicist said: "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.

"Debbie and the family would like to thank everyone for their support and asks that their privacy be respected at this sad time."