Convicted paedophile and former entertainer Rolf Harris dead at 93

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The family of convicted paedophile and former entertainer Rolf Harris have announced he has died.

In a statement, Harris’ family revealed the 93-year-old died almost two weeks ago.

“This is to confirm that Rolf Harris recently died peacefully surrounded by family and friends and has now been laid to rest,” a statement from his family read.

“They ask that you respect their privacy. No further comment will be made.”

Harris was found guilty of indecent assault against young women and girls between 1968 and 1986.

Sentenced to five years and nine months in prison for his crimes in 2014 after a 2013 trial, Harris was released on parole in 2017.

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