Susan Boyle has recalled her final meeting with her ‘great friend’ Paul O’Grady after his death aged 67.
The Lily Savage and Blind Date star died ‘unexpectedly but peacefully’ on Tuesday, his husband Andre Portasio said in a statement.
Tributes have since poured in for the For the Love of Dogs presenter from figures in the entertainment world, including Lorraine Kelly, while the royal family said they were ‘deeply saddened’ by his death.
The Britain’s Got Talent star, 61, is the latest celebrity to remember O’Grady, sharing on Instagram she had seen the TV legend and comedian in Edinburgh last week.
She wrote: ‘Paul, you were one in a million, kind, funny, and a great friend.
‘When I saw you last week in Edinburgh, never would I have thought this was goodbye.
‘Sending love to Andre & your family. I will miss you.’
Alongside the tribute, the Scottish singer had shared a recent picture of herself with O’Grady, as well as one which appeared to have been taken several years ago.
Other stars to have shared their fond memories of O’Grady include Alan Carr, 46, who shared a side-splitting anecdote about the star.
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Alan wrote: ‘I’ve been no use to anyone today. Loved Paul, who didn’t? A true one off. Having dinner with Paul O’Grady was the closest any of us would get to having dinner with Dorothy Parker or Truman Capote – he would have you literally in hysterics regaling these showbiz anecdotes and quips from Marlene Dietrich to Cilla Black to The Royals to the Disappointer Sisters – it seemed like he knew everyone.’
Alan added: ‘He will be missed SO much, my friend asked him recently “do you think you’ll go to heaven Paul?” Quick as a whip he replied “I hope not, I won’t know anyone”. You legend.’
Andre confirmed this week: ‘It is with great sadness that I inform you that Paul has passed away unexpectedly but peacefully yesterday evening.
‘He will be greatly missed by his loved ones, friends, family, animals and all those who enjoyed his humour, wit and compassion.
‘I know that he would want me to thank you for all the love you have shown him over the years.’
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