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Freddie Starr died from heart disease

MALAGA’S Province’s senior coroner said British comedian Freddie Starr, who died at his Costa del Sol home last Thursday, had a coronary heart disease.

He rose to fame in the 1960s, first as a musician and then as an entertainer. He later fronted TV shows, before moving to Mijas in 2015.

Freddie’s estranged family will have his body brought back to the UK from Spain, according to reports.

Donna Smith, Freddie’s third wife, said the family were “doing their bit” to return his body to England, after it was revealed that the celebrity faced a “pauper’s funeral” in Spain.

His carer, Nelly Georgieva, pleaded for help after revealing that the comedian had died penniless, leaving her to settle his medical bills. But she couldn’t afford to pay for a Spanish funeral.

Her announcement prompted Spanish funeral directors to offer to take over the arrangements.

Freddie could now be laid to rest next to his mother, Hilda, in Liverpool. A source said: “Freddie adored his mum. She was the driving force behind his career, encouraging him to gigs in pubs and clubs to start with.

“Though estranged from his children and former wives, they felt it was only right that he was reunited with his mum.”

 

 

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