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Paul O'Grady's husband shares last photo of couple together

Andre Portasio had been married to the star since 2017

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Paul O'Grady and Andre Portasio attend the National Television Awards held at The O2 Arena on January 22, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/WireImage)
Paul O'Grady was married to partner Andre Portasio. (WireImage)

Paul O'Grady's husband has shared the last photo of them together after the star died at the age of 67.

The comedian, actor and presenter – who rose to fame as drag queen alter ego Lily Savage – died unexpectedly on Tuesday (28 March) at the age of 67.

His husband Andre Portasio, who O'Grady married in 2017, has now taken to Instagram to thank fans for all the support.

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Sharing a snap of him and the TV star smiling as they sat together on a boat, he wrote: "In time I hope to write to everyone individually and thank you for all posts, messages, phone calls, emails, cards and flowers of support.

"I much appreciate you all taking the time to reach out.

"I’m so very touched and I’m sure Paul would be too!"

He went on: "Browsing for a picture I found the last picture we ever took together.

"Unbeknownst to us back in January this would be our last ever holiday together."

FILE - Paul O'Grady dressed as Lily Savage poses for a photo at home, in south London, Aug. 16, 1993. Entertainer Paul O’Grady, who achieved fame as drag queen Lily Savage before becoming a much-loved comedian and host on British television, has died. He was 67. O’Grady’s partner Andre Portasio said he died “unexpectedly but peacefully” on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. (Tony Harris/PA via AP, File)
Paul O'Grady rose to fame as drag queen alter ego Lily Savage. (PA via AP)

Earlier this week, O'Grady's friend Linda Thorson said the star died in bed next to Portasio.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, she said: "He died in his own bed. His husband was there, Andre, who has been with for so many years.

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"The most divine man, he is only 41, Andre, he will be so bereft of Paul, he worshipped Paul."

Thorson also said that O’Grady was “upbeat” and excited about his upcoming plans when they spoke shortly before he died.

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