Comedy legend Freddie Starr dies aged 76
Comedian Freddie Starr has been found dead at the age of 76.
Starr’s managed confirmed his death via his Facebook page on Thursday.
“RIP to our greatest comedian of all time,” the post read.
Starr was found dead on the floor at his apartment in Costa del Sol, Spain, by a carer on Thursday, The Sun reported.
Fans and colleagues alike paid tribute to Starr on hearing news of his death.
Scottish comedian Brian Limmond tweeted Starr was “surprisingly down to earth, and very funny”.
Actor Nick Holder tweeted he spent a summer with Starr in the 80s.
“Never laughed so much in my life,” he tweeted.
On Facebook, fans remembered him as a “comedy legend”.
“Such a talented man, great singer and a brilliant comedian,” one man wrote.
A woman wrote Starr was “not just a comic but a sensitive soul”.
“Feel like I have lost a member of the family or close friend,” another woman wrote.
“A true legend that filled my childhood with beautifully amazing smiles and laughter.
“Most of my childhood memories are of sitting down at night with my mum, dad and two annoying big brothers and laughing my head off at the one and only Freddie Starr. And that he was! A star!”
In April 2010, he suffered a major heart attack, The Liverpool Echo reported.
He was scheduled to tour but cancelled and received quadruple heart bypass surgery.
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