Rolf Harris, the disgraced former comedian who was imprisoned for a string of indecent attacks on girls, has passed away at the age of 93.
Following a 2014 trial, Harris was found guilty of a series of indecent assaults that occurred between 1968 and 1986 and was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison.
In spite of being freed from jail in 2017, he never expressed regret to his victims among whom were two adolescent females and a friend of his daughter.
Before his misdeeds were discovered, Harris was a staple of British family entertainment fronting many shows such as Animal Rescue, Self Portraits with Rolf Harris and The Rolf Harris Show. He received an OBE, MBE, CBE, and a Bafta fellowship throughout his career, but these decorations were revoked after his convictions.
A registrar at Maidenhead Town Hall informed the PA news agency that he had passed away.
Later, Harris’s family issued a statement confirming his passing, saying: ‘This is to confirm that Rolf Harris recently died peacefully surrounded by family and friends and has now been laid to rest. They ask that you respect their privacy. No further comment will be made’
It is not yet clear what the cause of death was.
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