United Kingdom comedian Freddie Starr found dead at home in Spain

Comedian Freddie Starr in his dressing room at the Olympia Theatre Dublin Ireland June 1993

"He was hugely popular in his day, unique in his unpredictability and bursting with a talent not seen before or since".

Freddie Starr had lived in Spain since 2015, moving there after quitting TV show I'm A Celebrity.Get Me Out Of Here! due to ill health. Someone said he was living in that place in Spain.

Civil Guard officers were mobilised along with paramedics after the initial call from Freddie's carer, although the first ambulance is believed to have taken some time to reach the scene.

"He said, 'No. I've not been too well'".

"We pulled out and I was putting petrol in my auto and he was at the other side of the pump putting petrol into his". Rest in peace, Freddie.

Before continuing: "He was the funniest man I have ever seen. He had amusing bones".

TV presenter Amanda Holden, who is from Bishop's Waltham, said she hopes Starr is "remembered with a smile".

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A story ran in The Sun on March 13, 1986, entitled "Freddie Starr ate my hamster".

However he also hinted that no one ever really knew him and that he could be a recluse who "pushed people away". "A total one off. RIP".

Starr's fellow comic Jim Davidson was among those paying tribute.

Malaga senior coroner today revealed to Euro Weekly News that the British comedian died of coronary heart disease in his Costa del Sol home yesterday.

His own shows including The Freddie Starr Show, An Audience with Freddie Starr and Beat The Crusher followed.

Following his death, The Sun splashed on 10 May with "Freddie Starr Joins His Hamster" - in homage to what they boasted was the "greatest headline in the world" - and described him as "The Sun's favourite pet-eating comedian".

A neighbour, who asked not to be named, told the Mirror: "His carer found him dead in his chair at around 3.30pm. R.i.p to our greatest comedian of all time", a statement on Facebook said.

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