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The obituary notice of Paul O'GRADY

London, 14/06/1955 - 28/03/2023 (Age 67), Published: Online. Notable areas: Aldington, Tranmere, Camden Town

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PaulO'GRADYUPDATE: Paul O'Grady's funeral will be held on Thursday, April 20, with locals invited to pay their respects as his funeral cortege passes through Aldington Village in Kent, between 14:10 - 14:45.
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TV icon and radio star Paul O'Grady has died unexpectedly aged 67, his husband has announced. The comedian, actor and writer, also known for his drag queen persona Lily Savage, died “unexpectedly but peacefully” on Tuesday evening.

Tributes have since begun to pour in, with celebrities, TV stars and charities Paul worked with reflecting on his kind and caring personality.

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said: “Paul wasn’t just a brilliant comedian and broadcast personality but a much admired campaigner for LGBT+ equality and animal rights.

“He supported my work for many decades and was a valued patron of the Peter Tatchell Foundation.

“Paul was planning to lead our forthcoming campaign for the police to apologise for their historic persecution of the LGBT+ community. We will miss him. Our sincere condolences to his partner Andre and to all who loved him.

“Paul was one of the loveliest people you could ever meet. Everyone whose lives he touched will miss him greatly, as will those who enjoyed his wit and admired his compassion.”

During his career, he hosted The Paul O’Grady Show, Blind Date and Blankety Blank, as well as ITV’s multi-award-winning For The Love Of Dogs.

He also hosted ITV celebrity game show, Paul O’Grady’s Saturday Night Line Up.

O’Grady took over the reins from Blind Date’s long-running presenter and his close friend Cilla Black, who died in 2015, as he hosted the Channel 5 reboot of the show in 2017.

Last year he was joined by the Queen Consort in a special one-off episode of For The Love Of Dogs to mark 160 years of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, an organisation for which he was an ambassador.

In August of 2022 he presented his final BBC Radio 2 show having hosted the Sunday afternoon programme for nearly 14 years.

Born in Birkenhead, on the Wirral, Merseyside, O’Grady’s mother’s maiden name was Savage – which is believed to have inspired his famous drag alter ego.

He began his career performing as Lily Savage in the 1970s whilst working as a peripatetic care officer for Camden Council, going on to tour northern England as part of drag duo the Playgirls.

He later settled into a solo show as Savage that ran for eight years at London’s Royal Vauxhall Tavern, and made a name for himself speaking out about LGBT issues.

O’Grady’s career as Savage took off with TV and radio appearances in character and he was eventually asked to take over from Paula Yates as The Big Breakfast presenter as Savage from 1995 to 1996.

He took on chat show The Lily Savage Show for the BBC for a short run in 1997 and later that year had success as the host of a revived version of gameshow Blankety Blank, which ran until 2002.

He was made an MBE in the 2008 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to entertainment.

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Nearly a year without you Paul O Grady. We see you on tv, but we know you are gone. So many laughs you gave us over the years. Rest easy now xxxx
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I still can’t believe you have gone. You meant so much to so many people. You brightened up the world, god bless X.
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