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Comedian Freddie Starr Found Dead, Aged 76

Comedian Freddie Starr Found Dead, Aged 76

Comedian and I'm A Celeb contestant Freddie Starr has been found dead in his Costa Del Sol apartment.

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A Spanish police source has told the Metro: "We responded to a call this afternoon from the carer of a 76-year-old man in the Mijas area of the Costa del Sol.

"A source at the equivalent of Spain's 999 service said: 'We responded to a call this afternoon from the carer of a 76-year-old man in the Mijas area of the Costa del Sol.

"The woman said she had found the man and she was looking after him because he had been ill and said she thought he could be dead."

The 76-year-old had suffered from health issues in the later stages of his life.

His last Facebook post read: "I'm ok getting tired more now but otherwise I'm doing good.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"I just have to say thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all the kind comments and messages it really does mean a lot so thank you to each and everyone of you thanks so much."

A neighbour told the Mirror: "His carer found him dead in his chair at around 3.30pm. Police arrived first and then later an ambulance arrived and he was taken away.

"His next door neighbour who is a nurse said he was definitely dead. She said she thinks he may have suffered a heart attack."

Another neighbour added: "He's been quite ill ever since he moved in and has barely left his apartment since moving in a couple of years ago.

"He would just sit indoors all day long and he never had any visitors. It's so tragic."

More to come.

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Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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