Sir Jimmy Savile’s gravestone has been removed by his family “out of respect for public opinion”, following the ongoing investigations into allegations of sexual abuse.
The late broadcaster’s £4,000 headstone was taken away on Wednesday (October 10), confirms Scarborough Borough Council.
In a statement from the council, they said: "We have been advised by the funeral directors, Joseph A Hey and Son, acting on behalf of Jimmy Savile's family, that the headstone at Woodlands Cemetery has been removed."
It’s been reported that Savile’s family are “emotionally drained” following the allegations that have come to light against the DJ.
In a statement from the family on Tuesday, they said according to Digital Spy: "Members of the family of Sir Jimmy Savile have decided to remove his headstone from the grave in Scarborough.”
They continued: "Out of respect to public opinion, to those who are buried there, and to those who tend their graves and visit there, we have decided to remove it.”
The triple headstone was only put up on September 20, and was 6ft-wide, 4ft-tall covering three plots, bearing the epitaph: "It was good while it lasted."
It also featured a biography as well as a list of charities that Savile helped. A tribute at the Civic Centre in Leeds has also been removed by the Leeds City Council.
According to the latest reports, police are now investigating 120 lines of inquiry for the investigation in the allegations of sexual abuse by the former BBC Radio 1 DJ.