Sea View for Yorkshire's Sir Jimmy

Broadcasting legend Sir Jimmy Savile will today be buried at a 45-degree angle looking out over the sea in one of his favourite places.

On the last day of his three-day funeral, Sir Jimmy's gold-coloured coffin will tour Scarborough, North Yorkshire, before he is laid to rest.

Over the last two days, thousands of people have turned out in the veteran DJ's home city of Leeds to pay their respects at his coffin and his funeral.

Today, the larger-than-life broadcaster will be taken past his flat on the Esplanade before going to the seafront and on to Woodlands Cemetery.

He will be buried with a Royal Marines medal and green beret and a Help for Heroes wristband.

Funeral director Robert Morphet, of Joseph A Hey & Son Ltd, said: ``On Thursday we're going to pass his flat on the Esplanade, then we're going down onto the foreshore and the funeral director will walk in front of the hearse across the foreshore past the lifeboat station and harbour to give people a chance in Scarborough to pay their respects.

``The hearse will take him round the North Bay and up to the cemetery.

``His coffin is perhaps in the most elevated position in the cemetery and, as per Sir Jimmy's wishes, the casket will be at an angle of 45 degrees in the grave so he can see the sea.''

Roger Foster, Sir Jimmy's nephew, said his uncle spent a lot of time on the seafront in Scarborough mixing with lifeboat men and fishermen.

Yesterday, TV and radio colleagues joined Sir Jimmy's family and friends in St Anne's Cathedral, Leeds, for a two-hour Requiem Mass as thousands of well-wishers watched outside on big screens.

And on Tuesday, around 5,000 people paid their respects to the star when his coffin was displayed in The Queens Hotel, in Leeds.

Sir Jimmy, who presented the first episode of Top Of The Pops, was found dead at his flat in Roundhay, Leeds, just two days before his 85th birthday.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall led the tributes to him.

Sir Jimmy started his working life as a miner before running a series of clubs and working as a wrestler and then a DJ.

He raised millions for charity and ran more than 200 marathons in support of good causes.