With His jingle jangle jewellery Jimmy Savile was one of most colourful characters ever seen on British television.
His career as a DJ and TV star happened in an age long before the internet was part of everyday life.
Despite this his greatest moments have been picked up by a new generation thanks to YouTube.
Tributes have rolled in. Former radio DJ Mike Reid, also speaking to Sky News, said: “He was an enigma. He was impenetrable. No one knew him."
Tony Blackburn, who presented Top of the Pops at the same time as Savile, said the flamboyant DJ was a "one off".
He said: "He was quite a character, I don't think anyone got to know Jimmy Savile, he played Jimmy Savile the whole time."
Blackburn added: "He was just a big, over the top, personality. He did all these marathons the whole time, he was just great fun. He was an unusual person, he was just a one off."
Here are 10 of his best video clips: