Sir Jimmy Savile will be buried in Scarborough

Sir Jimmy Savile is to be buried in Scarborough next week
Sir Jimmy Savile is to be buried in Scarborough next week

Sir Jimmy Savile will be buried in Scarborough next week.

His final wish was to be buried in the town, in one of his favourite places, on a grassy hill top overlooking the sea.

The funeral of the broadcasting legend is to be held next Wednesday, November 9, at St Anne’s Catholic Cathedral in Leeds.

The body of the 84-year-old, who was found dead at his home in Roundhay on Saturday, will be at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds, on Tuesday, which was one of Sir Jimmy’s favourite venues.

It is not clear whether this is in the style of a wake. Further details are expected to be released.

A friend said: “He really loved Scarborough. He wanted to be buried in one of his favourite places.”

His funeral service with a catholic mass, is to be held at 2pm at the city centre catholic Catherdral, the same place that the funeral of his beloved mother ‘The Duchess’ took place in 1973, but afterwards she was buried at Killingbeck Cemetery, in Leeds.

It is expected to be a huge affair, with members of the public as well as family, friends and celebrities, expected to attend.

The cathedral has a capacity of up to 600 people.

It is understood his family are keen for the public to attend both the funeral mass and the burial, in Scarborough, the next day.

A spokesman for the Diocese of Leeds, said: “I can confirm that Sir Jimmy Savile’s funeral is to be held at 2pm on Wednesday November 9 at St Anne’s and he is to be buried in Scarborough the next day.”

For more details read tomorrow’s Scarborough Evening News