The late Paul O’Grady, a beloved British TV personality, has passed away at the age of 67.
His husband, Andre Portasio, shared the news, stating that O’Grady passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Monday evening.
Mr Portasio said in his statement: “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.”
The cause of death wasn’t immediately known, but he had previously spoken of surviving heart attacks in 2002, 2006 and 2014, and also kidney failure.
Who is Andre Portasio?
Andre Portasio is a former-professional ballerina who used to perform with the English National Ballet.
He began dating entertainer Paul O’Grady 11 years before they tied the knot.
The pair began dating in 2006 before marrying in the summer of 2017
The couple exchanged vows in a 30-minute ceremony at The Goring Hotel’s gardens in central London on August 5th, 2017.
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