Paul O’Grady, the beloved TV presenter and comedian who broke on to the scene with his drag act persona Lily Savage, has died at the age of 67.
His husband, Andre Portasio, confirmed in a statement that O’Grady died “unexpectedly but peacefully” on Tuesday evening.
Actress Sally Lindsay paid an emotional tribute to her friend. She told Sky News: “He was the most wonderful man. He was like a whirlwind, force of nature.”
She said he had a “funny, sharp wit” and was “a bit of a social warrior as well”.
“My Lord what a joy he was to have around… the world is a darker place today.”
At today’s PMQs Dominic Raab called him Larry Grayson!
But he was also political, as you will see here…