"The TV star... passed away peacefully at home with (his
wife) Debbie at his side in the early hours of this morning,"
his publicist said in a statement on Thursday.
Daniels' son Gary confirmed his death on Twitter, where he
posted a picture of a teary-eyed white rabbit in a magician's
black hat, holding a playing card with a red broken heart.
Daniels had entertained British families with his "The Paul
Daniels Magic Show" which ran on the BBC on Saturday evenings
from 1979 to 1994.
He performed alongside his stage assistant, and later wife,
Debbie McGee and his tricks won him fans of all generations.
Tributes from entertainers in Britain and abroad poured in for
the popular showman.
"Paul will always be remembered as one of the most beloved and
respected magicians and TV personalities," celebrity psychic Uri
Geller wrote on his Facebook page.
"He was a fantastic performer and showman."
(Reporting By Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Keith Weir)
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