Paul O’Grady, TV presenter and comedian, dies aged 67
The passing of entertainer Paul O’Grady at the age of 67 has drawn tributes from various personalities, including television stars, human rights campaigners, the queen consort, and animal rights charities. O’Grady was best known for his iconic drag persona, Lily Savage, and was regarded as a trailblazer and a significant figure in British culture for drag. He was remembered as a kind and generous humanitarian who championed the underdog, particularly the LGBT+ community, and supported animal welfare causes.
O’Grady’s special bond with Camilla, who shared his passion for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, was also acknowledged. His husband, Andre Portasio, announced his unexpected but peaceful passing and thanked everyone who showed love to O’Grady over the years. Many personalities and organizations paid tribute to O’Grady, recognizing his immense talent and compassion, and his advocacy for social justice causes.