Back in 1976, Lois Manning, of Roundhay, Leeds, then aged 20, had appeared on Jim’ll Fix It after writing in with her request. “I had a pillow fight with boxer Henry Cooper on a plank of wood over a swimming pool,” she said.
“It was good fun being on the show, we met Hot Chocolate.”
Over the years she said she had bumped into Sir Jimmy on a number of occasions around the city.
She said that she wanted to pay her respects to a “very lovely man.”