Paul O’Grady’s household mentioned at his funeral he can be missed “eternally”.
The comic, TV host and animal rights activist, who rose to fame with drag alter ego Lily Savage and died on the age of 67 on March 28 of a coronary heart arrhythmia, was honored by dozens of household, pals and family members at his final farewell in his house village of Adlington, Kent.
Her husband Andre Portasio was seen wiping away tears at this time as he rode a horse and carriage carrying Paul’s coffin whereas clutching their canine Conchita.
He then led the mourners to the stand-up’s personal memorial service, with well-known mourners together with Ronnie Wooden, Alan Carr, Jo Model, Julian Clary, the late Dame Barbara Windsor’s widower Scott Mitchell and ‘EastEnders’ actors resembling Scott Malsen, Cheryl Fergison and Linda Enrico.
Paul’s daughter Sharyn mentioned in a notice left in tribute to her father: “Gongan, we miss you a lot, Abel and Halo will always remember you. Your little teddy bear is with you. I like you.”
And a tribute from her heartbroken Sister Sheila mentioned, “Pricey Paul, beloved and beloved brother, brother-in-law, and uncle. I’ll love, bear in mind and miss you eternally. Relaxation in peace.”
A floral wreath within the form of Paul’s late canine Buster, who died of most cancers in 2009, was pictured leaning in opposition to his coffin as he made his method to St Rumwold’s Church.
Additionally with Paul’s daughter Sharyn was a younger man holding a white Lily Savage on an easel, regarded as the comic’s nephew.
In tribute to Paul’s love of canines and the truth that he rehoused 5 of them, three volunteers from Battersea Cats and Canines House shaped an honor guard with a black Labrador cross and a pug as his coffin was carried into the church by six sword bearers.
A Salvation Military band performed outdoors the ceremony, taking part in a medley of songs together with Tomorrow from the musical ‘Annie’, which Paul had toured with with a manufacturing of the hit present on the time of his dying.