Paul O’Grady, British comedian and beloved ‘Lily Savage’ TV star, dies at 67

Paul O’Grady, the British comedian who rose to fame as drag queen Lily Savage and became a beloved TV host, has died. He was 67.

The comedian’s husband, Andre Portasio, said in a statement that O’Grady died “unexpectedly but peacefully” Tuesday evening, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. O’Grady had several heart attacks in the early aughts.

“He will be greatly missed by his loved ones, friends, family, animals and all those who enjoyed his humor, wit and compassion,” Portasio said.