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‘Comic genius’ Freddie Starr laid to rest

OHMYGOSSIP — Freddie Starr has been laid to rest.
The comedian was buried in a coffin engraved with the words ‘Return to Sender’ in a nod to Elvis Presley.
Freddie – who was famed for impersonating the iconic musician – was hailed an “outstanding talent and comic genius” by Canon John Taylor who welcomed the late actor’s close friends and family to the service at Prescot Parish Church in Merseyside at 1pm on Thursday (13.06.19), just over a month after he passed away alone in Costa del Sol, Spain at the age of 76.
The Cannon said the mourners were a “testament to the affection with which Freddie was held”.
An emotional eulogy was also given by Freddie’s daughter Ebony, in which she said: “Dear dad, rest in peace – my hero, my father.
“Ever since day one you have always been there for me and always will be.
“Even though you have left by unexpected causes you will still be strong in my heart.
“You have inspired me to be the best I can possibly be.
“Just to hear your voice one more time would mean the most and that would be cherished in my heart.”
The “short and sweet” service only last for 20 minutes, but afterwards mourners gathered at a nearby pub to sing ‘Return To Sender’.
The service was funded by funeral director Michael Fogg Family Funeral Directors to ensure he was given the send-off he deserved.
Freddie died after suffering from a heart attack, according to the post-mortem which was carried out at the Institute of Forensic Medicine.
A police insider said: “Freddie Starr died from a heart attack. There is absolutely no doubt. He had a history of heart problems and the autopsy has revealed a heart attack was the cause of his death.”
Freddie had previously suffered from coronary artery disease and had a quadruple bypass following a heart attack in 2010.

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