Comedian Freddie Starr is found dead at his Spanish home, aged 76

9 May 2019, 22:55 | Updated: 9 May 2019, 23:07

Comedian Freddie Starr has died age 76
Comedian Freddie Starr has died age 76. Picture: Getty

By Giorgina Hamilton

Comedian Freddie Starr has died at the age of 76.

His manager confirmed the sad news on the star's Facebook page earlier today.

"This is Freddie’s manager. Just to confirm Freddie has passed away. RIP to our greatest comedian of all time," he said.

It is being claimed that his body was found on the floor of his Spanish home by his cleaner and the cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

Freddie Starr At The Olympia Theatre
Freddie Starr At The Olympia Theatre. Picture: Getty

Spanish Police sources have said there does not seem to be suspicious circumstances surrounding the British star's death.

A source at Spain's equivalent of the emergency service number 999 has 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 Starr had lived in Spain since 2015, moving there after quitting TV show I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! due to ill health.

Starr was previously the lead singer of pop group the Midniters during the early 1960s, and later came to fame in the early 1970s after appearing on Opportunity Knocks and the Royal Variety Performance.

In the 1990s, he starred in several TV shows, such as Freddie Starr, The Freddie Starr Show and An Audience with Freddie Starr.