The funeral of popular entertainer Paul O’Grady was held on Thursday April 20 in Aldington, Kent.
Mourners lined the streets of the village that the Birkenhead television icon had called home for more than 20 years.
O’Grady died “unexpectedly but peacefully” on March 28 at the age of 67.
The comedian rose to fame as his drag queen alter ego Lily Savage before presenting a number of popular TV shows including his eponymous chat show on ITV, which featured his beloved dog Buster as a regular.
O’Grady was a lifelong animal lover, raising sheep, pigs, donkeys, chickens and dogs on his farm in Kent and became an ambassador for animal charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in 2012.
He found new homes for five dogs from the center while filming his multi-award winning ITV show Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs.
O’Grady’s was buried with an “honor guard” of dogs from the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and a performance by the Salvation Army Band.
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