TV star and comedian Paul O’Grady dies at the age of 67

TV presenter and comedian Paul O’Grady has died at the age of 67, his partner Andre Portasio has said.The TV star, also known for his drag queen persona Lily Savage, died “unexpectedly but peacefully” on Tuesday evening, a statement shared with the PA news agency via a representative said.

Mr Portasio said in his statement: “It is with great sadness that I inform you that Paul has passed away unexpectedly but peacefully yesterday evening.”

“We ask, at this difficult time, that whilst you celebrate his life you also respect our privacy as we come to terms with this loss.

ributes have poured in for Paul O’Grady following the TV star’s death aged 67.

The British TV icon passed away “unexpectedly but peacefully” on Tuesday, his husband Andre Portasio said in a statement on Wednesday morning.

ITV presenter Lorraine Kelly led the outpouring of love online as she described the entertainer as “a really special man”.

“Such sad news. Paul O’Grady – funny, fearless, brave, kind and wise. Will be sorely missed. A really special man.”

Replying to another Twitter user, she added: “I always think dogs are the best judge of character and they ADORED him.”