Photos: The life of Jimmy Savile

Updated 11:06 AM ET, Tue October 23, 2012
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British radio disc jockey, television star and charity fund-raiser Sir Jimmy Savile poses for a photo at Buckingham Palace, London, after receiving the Order of the British Empire in 1972. Since his death a year ago at age 84, Savile has been knocked off his perch as a national treasure, accused of being a predatory pedophile who used his fame and position to abuse youngsters, sometimes on BBC premises. Getty Images
Dancers on the BBC TV show "Top of the Pops" adjust Savile's track suit top for him during the making of the show in 1973. Getty Images
Savile poses with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at a National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children fund-raising presentation in 1980. Getty Images
Savile pours a cup of tea. Getty Images
Savile calls from the Wren House International Telephone Exchange in London in 1975 as part of a "Fun And Happiness Weekend," organized by the National Association of Youth Clubs. Getty Images
Savile arrives in London in 1972 on his way to Buckingham Palace, where he is to be awarded the Order of the British Empire. Getty Images
The first presenter of long-running music program "Top of the Pops," Savile poses by a portrait of himself in February 1965, while enjoying his regular breakfast of Coke and a cigar in a central London hotel room. Getty Images
Savile and his mother pose outside Buckingham Palace in London, where he receive his Order of the British Empire in 1972. Getty Images
Savile shows off his Order of the British Empire to members of the "Second Generation" song and dance troupe. Getty Images
Savile stands on the sidewalk with his motor home. Getty Images
Savile holds a newly-printed "Lucky Jim" poster. The posters feature a portrait of the DJ, along with a text reading: "The Lucky Jim poster can bring you health, wealth, happiness. This is a genuine duplicate signature and what's more Jimmy has actually touched YOUR poster!" Getty Images
British Secretary of State for Social Services Norman Fowler presents Savile with a check for half a million pounds in 1982 as the government's contribution to an appeal for a new spinal injuries unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Getty Images
Savile waves with Jersey Holiday Queen Gaynor Lacey at the Jersey Battle of Flowers carnival in 1972. Getty Images
Days before his 80th birthday in 2006, Savile prepares for the Great North Run in Newcastle, northern England. Getty Images
The funeral cortege of Savile arrives at Leeds Cathedral for a funeral service on November 9, 2011, in Leeds, England. Getty Images