Rolf Harris, 93, presenter accused of abuse, dies | media

Former Australian presenter and painter Rolf Harris has died aged 93. British media reported this on Tuesday. In October last year, it was announced that Harris had been diagnosed with head and neck cancer and was unable to speak.

Harris was jailed for five years and nine months in 2014 for molesting girls under the age of four and a woman between 1968 and 1986. He was released from prison three years later.

Before Harris was convicted of abuse, she was a popular host for years. After working in Australia on children’s television from 1960 to 1962, Harris moved permanently to the United Kingdom. He not only worked in TV entertainment there but also hosted a TV series in Canada. He was also active as a painter.

Since 1967 he has presented The Rolf Harris Show, which combined music and painting. In 1969 Harris had a major musical success Two little boys. This gave him a number 1 hit in the United Kingdom.

Thanks to his TV work, he became one of the best performers in England. In 2005, he was commissioned to paint the official portrait of Queen Elizabeth.

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