Eccentric UK broadcaster Jimmy Savile dies at 84

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FILE In this Sunday Sept. 18, 2005 file photo Vera Lynn and Jimmy Saville, right are seen at the unveiling of a contemporary sculpture at Victoria Embankment in central London to mark the 65th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.  Friends and police say veteran British broadcaster Jimmy Savile, a famously eccentric popular culture figure, has died Saturday Oct. 29, 2011 at his home in northern England. He was 84. Savile, known for his garish tracksuits, chunky gold jewelry and boundless enthusiasm for pop music and charity work, was the host of two long-running British television programs and claimed to have been a confidant to the royal family.   (AP Photo/Matthew Fearn, Pool)

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Late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile sexually abused vulnerable patients in scores of British hospitals over decades and claimed to have performed sex acts on dead bodies, investigators said on Thursday.

Savile, one of the biggest TV stars in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s, abused girls, boys, men and women aged from five to 75 as he enjoyed unrestricted access throughout state-run National Health Service (NHS) institutions, they found. (AFP)

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