‘s heartbroken husband was seen with one of the couple’s dogs as he rode in a horse-drawn hearse carrying the late star’s coffin to his final place of rest.
Andre Portasio, who wed the late Lily Savage star in 2017, cuddled their Maltese Conchita, eVDEN EVE nakLiYaT one of five dogs the pair owned together, as he travelled through the village of Aldington, Kent on Thursday afternoon.
It comes as hundreds of mourners and dogs lined the streets to watch the funeral cortege travel from Paul’s home to St Rumwold’s Church in nearby Bonnington.
Next to the late comedian’s coffin was a floral wreath in the shape of his beloved dog Buster, who died of in 2009 aged 14, leaving Paul devastated.
The touching tribute featured a gold collar with the rescue dog’s name engraved on it as it sat next to Paul’s coffin. If you loved this informative article in addition to you wish to receive details relating to evdeN Eve nakLiYaT generously go to the web-site.
Andre Portasio seen holding Conchita as he travelled on a horse-drawn carriage through the village of Aldington, Kent on Thursday afternoon
A floral wreath in the shape of his late dog Buster, who died in 2009, was next to his coffin
The popular comedian and presenter pictured with his dog Buster in 2005.Buster regularly appeared alongside him on The Paul O’Grady Show
The shih tzu-bichon frise cross regularly appeared alongside him on The Paul O’Grady show.
During his life, Paul welcomed a number of rescue dogs into his home over the years and shared five dogs – Sausage, EVdEn EVE nAkLiYat Conchita, Arfur, Eddie and Nancy – with Mr Portasio.
Nancy and Sausage were rescued from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, eVDEN EVe NAKliyAT an organisation for which Paul became an ambassador in 2012 after the success of For The Love Of Dogs, 11 series of which were filmed at the home.
Paul O’Grady’s husband Andre Portasi carrying Conchita
Conchita was with Paul O’Grady’s husband Andrew Portasio as he entered the funeral at St Rumwold’s Church in Kent
The couple also had pigs, sheep, chickens, goats alpacas and barn owls at their home in Kent.
Paul died from cardiac arrhythmia aged 67 on March 28, with many mourning the national treasure who found fame as Lily Savage and ITV’s multi-award-winning For the Love of Dogs TV which was watched by millions.
On Thursday afternoon, the popular presenter and comedian made his final journey flanked by a ‘dogs guard of honour’ from Battersea Dogs Home.
After his death, the charity set up a ‘tribute fund’ which has so far raised more than £270,000.
Paul O’Grady’s husband wipes away tears as he leads the funeral procession for the late TV icon
A floral wreath to Paul’s dog Buster was seen next to the late star’s coffin
Paul’s husband Andre Portasio was seen holding their Maltese named Conchita as he travelled to St Rumwold’s Church
Celebrities including Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood and comedians Alan Carr and Jo Brand were among mourners to attend Paul’s funeral at Rumwold’s Parish Church.
Following the service, he was laid to rest in front of a congregation of his closest friends and family.The coffin was placed next to the grave of his former partner Brendan Murphy, who died in 2005.