A Last Look at Paul O'Grady: Photo Taken 3 Days Before His Death

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Paul O'Grady
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Death comes knocking at odd hours without giving her host enough time to prepare. In Paul O'Grady's case, she visited three days after posing for a picture with a fan. 

Who Would Have Thought This To Be His Last Photo? 

Last Photo
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The final photo taken by TV star and drag act Paul O'Grady revealed as he posed with a fan outside a theater in Edinburgh, where he played Miss Hannigan in the musical Annie.

Who Is The Lucky Fan?

Lucky Fan
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The fan is a dog whom Paul O’Grady posed with when he performed in a stage production before his demise at 67.

The Photo Was Seen On Instagram’s Nook And Cranny


The comedian's picture went viral on Instagram as he was spotted smiling heartily as he hugged the dog. 

There Is Another Fan

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Another photo is making rounds on social media as Paul was spotted posing with a fan outside of the amphitheater while carrying another dog.

Paul O’Grady Died A Peaceful Death

A Peaceful Death

Paul’s partner, Andre Portasio, has disclosed via a statement that Paul passed away untimely but peacefully.

What Killed Paul?

cause of death

The cause of death has not been announced. 

Paul Loved Pets

Paul was an ambassador for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. 


Paul Ensured Cats And Dogs Are Catered For

Paul provided home and shelter to several pets while rescuing some himself. 


Andre Portasio’s Statement About Paul’s Tragic Death


Mr. Andre wrote, “It is with great sadness that I inform you that Paul passed away unexpectedly but peacefully yesterday evening. 

The Family Wants Privacy 

Mr. Andre stressed that it’s a hard time for them and would like the masses to respect their privacy as they mourn their loss. 


Paul’O Grady Will Be Missed 

Will Be Missed 

“Everyone will miss him—humor, wit, and kindness.” Mr. Andre stressed.

Paul O’Grady Would Like Me To Thank You

Thank You

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

Are Paul And Andre Married?

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Yes, they are. The duo legalized their union in an intimate ceremony in 2017.

Does Paul Have A Child?

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Yes, Paul is survived by a daughter named Sharon and two grandchildren—Abel and Halo.

Paul Had A Tour Planned Out

Paul was supposed to proceed with his tour of the UK as Miss Hannigan was going to Southampton at the end of April. 


Paul’O Grady Was Supposed To Appear In Liverpool, Wimbledon, And Bristol

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He also planned to perform in Liverpool and other places in November.

Paul Had Kidney Failure

Kidney Failure
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While the cause of death is unknown, Paul had his fair share of kidney failure and heart attacks in 2002, 2006, and 2014 respectively.

Paul Will Always Be Remembered

Always Be Remembered
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Paul hosted The Paul O’Grady Show, Blind Date, Blankety Blank, and For The Love Of Dogs during his career.

What Else Did He Host?

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