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Jimmy Savile’s family reveal their outrage at claim by alleged ‘love child’
Georgina Ray, 41, who claims to be his love child, has launched a bid to win a slice of the late star’s estate
Sir Jimmy’s family today break their silence to reveal their anger over the battle for his £7.8million fortune.
Last week the Sunday Mirror told how Georgina Ray, 41, who claims to be his love child, has launched a bid to win a slice of the late star’s estate.
Sir Jimmy had no relationship with her and wanted all his money to go to charity.
Speaking for the first time, Amanda McKenna, his niece and next of kin, said: “All his life my Uncle Jimmy put his heart and soul into raising money for those less fortunate.
“In accordance with his wishes, the family would be heartbroken if his fortune didn’t go in its entirety to the Sir Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust.”
Amanda described how she found her uncle after he passed away in his flat.
“He was still in bed and had a smile on his face,” she says. “He was so beautiful. The covers were pulled back, his legs were crossed and he was snuggled into his pillow. He was still wearing his trademark bling and his favourite tracksuit.
“I just sat there for about three hours stroking his hand and telling him how much I loved him.”
Amanda, 50, reveals how in the weeks before he died Sir Jimmy made a check list of things he wanted to do before he died… including eating his first McDonald’s.
“He returned to his cottage in the Scottish Highlands at one point with some friends,” she says. “Apparently he just stood there and looked over the countryside taking it all in, like he knew his time had come. He also asked his pal to take him to McDonald’s.”
Amanda reveals how Sir Jimmy sometimes embarrassed her, saying: “He once came into my office in the tiniest pair of shorts, with his bum-cheeks showing.”
And she tells how she was hurt over the years by false rumours about her uncle. BBC’s Newsnight even began an investigation into unfounded allegations relating to under-aged girls.
She says: “Uncle Jimmy always said, ‘People were looking for the big secret about me but the big secret is that there isn’t one’.”
? AMANDA’S fee for this interview is going to charities Little Sisters Of The Poor and Bethany’s Smile.
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