Freddie Starr: comedian found dead at home in Spain aged 76May 17, 2019
Comedian discovered in his chair by carer after possible heart attack, say neighbours
The comedian Freddie Starr has died aged 76 at his home in Spain, according to reports.
Posts on social media pages claiming to belong to Starr appeared to confirm the news.
This is Freddies manager. Just to confirm Freddie has passed away. R.i.p to our greatest comedian of all time, a brief statement on Facebook read.
Merseyside-born Starr was the lead singer of the Merseybeat group the Midnighters during the 1960s and rose to national prominence in the early 1970s after appearing on Opportunity Knocks.