I wasn't aware that being an artist was a competition or something to be measured.
Well, to an extent it is.
But Gary Glitter will no doubt get less coverage when he dies because he has done less of artisitc merit and has had less impact on culture, not because he couldn't afford such good lawyers.
On Glitter - the daughter of a colleague of my father once worked backstage at a theatre in Cardiff. After every show Gary left a little present in his costume for the staff to clean up.