Paul O’Grady funeral: What time does the procession start, where is it and who’s attending?

Paul O’Grady funeral
Paul O’Grady funeral

Paul O’Grady’s funeral details revealed as local community invited to pay respect.

PAUL O’Grady’s death at the age of 67 left friends, family, and fans across the UK in mourning.

Now Paul’s loved ones get to say one last goodbye to the national treasure at his funeral.

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Paul O’Grady
Paul O’Grady funeral

Who was Paul O’Grady?

Paul James O’Grady was an English comedian, broadcaster, drag queen, actor, and writer.

He achieved notability in the London gay scene during the 1980s with his drag persona Lily Savage, through which he gained broader popularity in the 1990s.

O’Grady subsequently dropped the character and in the 2000s became the presenter of various television and radio shows, including The Paul O’Grady Show.

Paul O’Grady death:

O’Grady died “unexpectedly but peacefully” on 28 March 2023.

His death was announced by his husband, André Portasio.

What was Paul O’Grady’s cause of death?

Paul died on March 28, 2023, from sudden cardiac arythmia.

Sudden cardiac arrhythmia is when a person has a cardiac arrest and no significant cause could be found. A cardiac arrest is where the heart stops beating completely.

His husband Andre Portasio confirmed the devastating news on March 29, 2023, saying that Paul had died “unexpectedly but peacefully” in his sleep the previous evening.

Paul had a history of ill health. He suffered heart attacks in 2002, 2006 and 2014, as well as developing heart disease.

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When is Paul O’Grady’s funeral?

Paul O’Grady funeral:

When is Paul O’Grady’s funeral? On Thursday (20 April), O’Grady will be buried at a private funeral in Aldlington, where he has lived for two decades.

Ahead of the funeral, his husband Andre Portasio has asked local fans of O’Grady’s to get involved and offer their sympathies in person.

On Monday (17 April), Portasio posted in local Facebook groups, expressing his “deepest gratitude” for the “overwhelming outpouring of support and love I have received since the passing of our beloved Paul O’Grady”.

He wrote: “Your kind messages, beautiful flowers, and thoughtful texts of condolences have brought me comfort and solace during this difficult time.

“I am incredibly grateful for the support and love I have received from our community and we want to thank each and every one of you for your kindness and generosity.”

The private funeral service will see dogs from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home – of which O’Grady was an ambassador – form a guard of honour.

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