Sir Jimmy Savile, the legendary British children’s TV entertainer and charity worker, is to be buried at a 45 degree angle. He apparently made the request because he wanted ‘to be able to see the sea’, and his undertaker Roy Morphet has promised to arrange for the unusual request to be fulfilled.
Savile’s body has been lying in state at a Leeds hotel, with thousands of fans turning up to pay their respects. The star was well known in the area, partly because for much of his life he worked part-time as a hospital porter – even while he was one of the most famous faces on British TV.
It’s reported that Savile will be buried wearing a Royal Marines beret, in recognition of his status as one of only two civilians to finish a sponsored 30-mile commando march across Dartmoor. He will be buried on Thursday.