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Zara Woodcock

Paul O'Grady's husband shares last picture they took together before star's death

Paul O'Grady's husband Andre Portasio shared the last-ever picture they took together before he died.

Andre announced that the multi-talented star died "unexpectedly but peacefully" at the age of 67 earlier this week.

Two days after the icon's death, Andre took to his Instagram page to post a picture from their last holiday together.

"In time I hope to write to everyone individually and thank you for all posts, messages, phone calls, emails, cards and flowers of support," he wrote.

"I much appreciate you all taking the time to reach out. I’m so very touched and I’m sure Paul would be too!"

Andre concluded the post: "Browsing for a picture I found the last picture we ever took together. Unbeknownst to us back in January this would be our last ever holiday together."

Andre shared the last picture they took together (Instagram)
They went on their last holiday earlier this year (Dan Wooller/REX/Shutterstock)

In the photo, the lovely couple smiled at the camera as they relaxed side-by-side on a boat.

The sky was clear and the ocean looked crystal clear as they enjoyed their holiday together.

On Tuesday, Andre announced the news of his husband's death with a statement.

He said: "It is with great sadness that I inform you that Paul has passed away unexpectedly but peacefully yesterday evening.

“We ask, at this difficult time, that whilst you celebrate his life you also respect our privacy as we come to terms with this loss.

“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.”

Andre announced this week that Paul passed away (Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Paul and Andre tied the knot at a low-key ceremony in 2017 but the two dated for 11 years before that.

The TV icon previously opened up about how he wanted to die and said he wanted it to be quick.

Paul, who suffered three heart attacks in his lifetime, said: "It’s not the actual dying, the final croak, that bothers me, it’s the speed of it.

“Will it come quickly? And will I know anything about it?"

He added : "Speaking from experience I’d favour a nice quick fatal heart attack over a long lingering death any day.

“I don’t want to rot, slowly, before my loved ones’ eyes. I’d rather make a quick exit."

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