Paul O'Grady, a British comedian and television personality, passes away at age 67

A comedian who started from the alternative homosexual comedy scene and rose to become a national treasure was honoured 

O'Grady passed away on Tuesday night "unexpectedly but quietly," according to his lover Andre Portasio. 

O'Grady was a local authority care worker when he started performing as Savage, 

Savage established himself as a mainstay as a stand-up comedian and talent show host 

In the 1990s, Lily Savage transitioned to television and spent time anchoring the chat show "The Lily Savage Show." 

Subsequently, he hosted chat shows and gameshows such as "The Paul O'Grady Show," "Blind Date," and "Blankety Blank," as well as a popular BBC radio