Famous magician Paul Daniels passed away

Mar 18, 2016 08:05 IST

Paul DanielsFamous magician Paul Daniels passed away on 17 March 2016 due to brain tumour. He was 77.

Daniels was best known for his BBC TV series The Paul Daniels Magic Show, which ran from 1979 to 1994.

About Paul Daniels

Daniels was born in 1938 in South Bank, Middlesbrough, where he began his career as a magician and entertainer.

A major turning point in Daniels' career came in 1969 when he was offered a summer season at Newquay.

He made his television debut on the long-running talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1970.

Later, he was given a regular spot on a show The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club for Granada Television.

In 1982, he was awarded the prestigious Magician of the Year Award by the Academy of Magical Arts. He was the first magician from outside the US to receive it.

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Who: Famous magician Paul Daniels

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When: 17 March 2016

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