Tributes paid to Paul O’Grady
Tributes have been pouring in for comedian and presenter Paul O’Grady, who has died at the age of 67.
His family say he passed way “unexpectedly but peacefully” yesterday evening.
LGBT campaigner Peter Tatchell said “he was one of the loveliest people you could ever meet” and TV presenter Lorraine Kelly described him as a “special man.”
O’Grady rose to fame as his drag alter-ego Lily Savage and went on to become one of Britain’s best-loved TV and radio hosts, presenting the likes of Blankety-blank and Blind Date.
TV presenter and comedian Paul O'Grady has died at the age of 67, his partner Andre Portasio says https://t.co/qpvF8lVkZE
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 29, 2023
What awful news. A lovely man, always funny and a radio natural.
Paul O’Grady, TV presenter and comedian, dies aged 67 https://t.co/FuUQyv4ILc
— Simon Mayo 🇺🇦 (@simonmayo) March 29, 2023
So sad to wake to the news that Paul O’Grady has died. He was a true comedy great and his twinkly,mischievous presence will be missed by so many. RIP dear Paul.
— Les Dennis (@LesDennis) March 29, 2023