Comedy legend, Freddie Starr has been found dead at his home in Spain at the age of 76.
Starr, who fled to Spain in July 2015 after a libel case loss against a woman who accused him of groping her when she was 15, was found around 3pm on Thursday on the floor of his flat in Costa Del Sol, but his cause of death has not yet been announced. Police sources have said there is nothing to suggest anything suspicious about his death.
An autopsy is expected to take place tomorrow in Malaga to rule out any criminal possibilities. A source at the equivalent of Spain’s 999 service said:
‘We responded to a call this afternoon from the carer of a 76-year-old man in the Mijas area of the Costa del Sol. The woman said she had found the man and she was looking after him because he had been ill and said she thought he could be dead.’
Freddie has suffered from health problems in the past, and underwent a quadruple bypass following a heart attack, back in 2010. After recovering from the operation, he was forced to pull out of several public appearances in 2015, due to a ‘serious lung condition’. It was reported at the time he had been spending ‘much of his time in a wheelchair’.