IT was a catchphrase loved by millions: "I've started, so I'll finish."

Viking scholar Magnus Magnusson did indeed finish what he started in York.

Not only did he lend his voice to the Jorvik Viking Centre: without his help, it may never even have happened. He helped raise funds both for the original Coppergate dig, and for the museum that resulted from it.

Now he has passed on. But, like the Vikings he loved, Magnusson won't be forgotten.