Paul O’Grady’s Tragic Passing: Revealed by Widower Andre Portasio

Paul O’Grady died in his chair while smoking a spliff, his widower Andre Portasio has revealed.
The comedian sadly passed away in March this year aged 67.

It was later confirmed that his death with a result of a cardiac arrhythmia following a h

Paul O’Grady, the beloved comedian, passed away at the age of 67 in March of this year.

His widower, Andre Portasio, has unveiled the shocking details of his final moments. Andre shared these stories during a star-studded memorial gathering for the late ITV star held on October 18.

A Special Code and a Final Moment: Smoking a “Cup of Tea”

During the memorial, Andre recounted Paul’s tragic final hours.

On the night he passed away, Paul went into the kitchen to make a “cup of tea,” which was their secret code for rolling a spliff.

Paul returned to the living room to share this cannabis joint with Andre before passing away in his chair.

A Star-Studded Tribute: Remembering a Much-Loved Friend

Over 320 guests, including famous faces like Alan Carr, Amanda Holden, Julian Clary, and Dawn French, gathered to remember their dear friend, Paul O’Grady.

Paul’s Humor and Disdain for Cheap Hotels

Andre also shared humorous anecdotes about Paul’s aversion to cheap hotels while filming.

Paul would often criticize the subpar accommodation that TV producers would book for him during his travels.

Coping with Loss: Andre’s Struggle

In June of this year, Andre spoke to Daily Star about his struggle to cope with the loss of Paul. He described it as a shock and emphasized that he was taking it day by day, still digesting the unexpected tragedy.

Paul’s Last Projects and Love for Animals

Paul O’Grady’s final TV series, “Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Soon,” aired after his passing, leaving viewers emotional.

The series involved his beloved animals, and he traveled through Thailand last year to film a two-part series highlighting the country’s elephant rescue centers.

Upcoming Broadcast: “Paul O’Grady’s Great Elephant Adventure”

Viewers can look forward to “Paul O’Grady’s Great Elephant Adventure,” set to broadcast on ITV1 this year.

In this series, Paul actively participates in helping elephants and immerses himself in local life by exploring markets and tasting local cuisine. Each episode tackles a specific challenge faced by elephants in the region.

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