Magician Paul Daniels has died after being diagnosed with incurable brain tumour

He returned home from hospital on Sunday (March 13) to spend his final days with family

Paul Daniels has died at the age of 77, his publicist has confirmed.

The magician and TV personality had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in February. According to The Mirror, Daniels had been undergoing treatment at the Royal Berkshire Hospital but decided to return to his home in Henley-on-Thames on Sunday (March 13) to spend his final days with family.

The news of Daniels' illness was revealed by his showbiz partner Debbie McGee on February 20 when she shared a link to a statement via Twitter.

McGee tweeted "with great sadness" alongside a link which confirmed the 77-year-old had terminal cancer: "We can confirm that one of our greatest magicians and entertainers of all times, Paul Daniels, has sadly been diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour.

"On behalf of Paul, Debbie and their families, we thank you for your kind concerns and support at this sad time and ask that their privacy continues to be respected. There will be no further comments at this time."

Although Daniels had appeared on TV less in recent years, he remained active on the live circuit and was in the middle of his 'Intimate Magic Tour' when diagnosed. He is survived by his second wife Debbie McGee, whom he married in 1988, and by three sons, Gary, Paul and Martin, from his previous marriage to Jacqueline Skipworth.

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