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TV star and comedian Paul O’Grady has died at the age of 67, his partner Andre Portasio has confirmed in a statement released on Tuesday.

He said the star, known for his drag queen persona Lily Savage, died “unexpectedly but peacefully” on Tuesday evening.

Carol Vorderman took the opportunity to share some heartfelt memories of the beloved Paul.

Taking to Instagram today, the 62-year-old said she hoped the comedian is “loving the hell out of heaven”.

In view of her 319,000 followers, she wrote: “PAUL O’GRADY [heart emoji].”

She continued: “Already giving them raucous, ripping up the rulebook, mischief making, calling it out, loving hell in heaven.

“So many 10 hour lunches, so many stories, so many memories…remember that time Paul after a @prideofbritain awards we ended up in a green room with Shirley Bassey, just six of us, till 4am. Shirl singing her heart out, you two dancing, you being genius funny till I could hardly breathe…”

“Or the time at Cilla’s funeral when Bishop Tom gave you 10 Hail Marys and 3 Our Fathers as penance after your eulogy?

“Or that one where we sitting outside a posh restaurant in Mayfair and…..Well that’s another story…”

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She went on: “I f***in loved your ferocity, your sense of right, the fighter in you, when you raged against this ‘stinking government'(Paul’s words)…..when you set the world on fire.

“We don’t know what to do without you Paul. There was only ever one of you. Not sunk in yet.”

Carol concluded: “All I know is when I go eventually please be there with a glass of something cold and a fight in your eyes and a laugh in your voice. God you are loved.”

The presenter, who was born in Merseyside, hosted a number of game shows including Blankety Blank in the late 90s under the guise of Savage.

His career spanned more than 30 years, during which he hosted The Paul O’Grady Show, Blind Date and For The Love Of Dogs.

Andre Portasio, who married Paul in 2017, said: “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.

“He will be greatly missed by his loved ones, friends, family, animals and all those who enjoyed his humour, wit and compassion.

“I know that he would want me to thank you for all the love you have shown him over the years.”

Paul also leaves behind his daughter Sharon, who he had with close friend Diane Jansen in 1974, as well as two grandchildren.

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