Freddie Starr dead: I’m A Celebrity star and comedian dies at 76

Freddie Starr has reportedly passed away at the age 76 Getty]

Comedian Freddie Starr has died at the age 76.

The comic and lead singer band The Midnighters has been found dead at his home in Costa Del Sol, Spain. 

Freddie’s cause death is currently unknown, but police sources say there is nothing to suggest his death was suspicious.

Freddie Starr dead: I’m A Celebrity star and comedian dies at 76Freddie Starr had appeared on I’m A Celebrity in 2011 ITV]

The popular entertainer had previously starred on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2011, just a year after he recovered from quadruple bypass surgery after a heart attack.

However, he left after a short stint due to ill health, with reports claiming at the time that producers feared he could die if he stayed on the show.

He had collapsed after beating The Only Way Is Essex star Mark Wright in a Bushtucker trial. 

Freddie Starr dead: I’m A Celebrity star and comedian dies at 76Freddie Starr’s carer reportedly found him at his home in Spain Getty]

On Thursday, a source at the equivalent Spain’s 999 service said: “We responded to a call this afternoon from the carer a 76-year-old man in the Mijas area 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.”

The star rose to fame in the early 70s, after appearing on television favourite Opportunity Knocks and the Royal Variety Performance.

Freddie Starr dead: I’m A Celebrity star and comedian dies at 76Comedian Freddie Starr was once the subject one the most well-known tabloid headlines all time Getty]

He starred in a number his own TV shows, which included The Freddie Starr Show and An Audience with Freddie Starr.

He was also the subject one the most well-known tabloid headlines all time.

In March 1986, the front page The Sun read: “Freddie Starr ate my hamster”.

Freddie Starr dead: I’m A Celebrity star and comedian dies at 76Freddie Starr starred in a number his own TV shows, which included The Freddie Starr Show and An Audience with Freddie Starr Getty]

According to the story, he grabbed a woman’s pet hamster after she demanded a sandwich was made for him. 

She refused, resulting in him allegedly eating the pet.

However, he denied the incident in his autobiography Unwrapped, writing: “I have never eaten or even nibbled a live hamster, gerbil, guinea pig, mouse, shrew, vole or any other small mammal”.