Cathedral funeral for John Peel

The funeral of DJ John Peel will be held on Friday November 12 at 1pm.

The funeral of DJ John Peel will be held next week and will be open to the public, it was announced today.

The service will take place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds, near his home, next Friday, November 12.

It will be followed by a private family ceremony.

Veteran broadcaster Mr Peel died last week, aged 65, while on holiday in Peru with his wife Sheila.

His body was flown back to Britain on Monday night.

Mr Peel was BBC Radio 1's longest-serving DJ and also presented the Radio 4 programme Home Truths.

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