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Cardiac arrhythmia identified as cause of death for 67-year-old Paul O’Grady, according to death certificate

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Paul O’Grady died of cardiac arrhythmias, the 67-year-old’s death certificate shows

  • The presenter died at his home in Kent at the age of 67 after suffering cardiac arrest
  • The star’s death certificate showed his coronary artery disease related to his death

Paul O’Grady died of a cardiac arrhythmia, according to his death certificate.

The presenter died on March 28 at the age of 67 following cardiac arrest at his home in Kent.

He had spoken openly about his struggle with heart disease, which his death certificate – obtained by the Daily Express – turned out to be related to his death.

O’Grady suffered three heart attacks between 2002 and 2014, while also suffering from kidney failure and unable to work for two months after contracting Covid in 2022.

The star rose to fame as pioneering comedy drag act Lily Savage before becoming one of the most beloved TV hosts and DJs in the country.

Paul O’Grady died of cardiac arrest at his home in Kent on March 28 at the age of 67

The Lily Savage star had spoken openly about his struggles with heart disease, which his death certificate - obtained by the Daily Express - showed was linked to his death.  Pictured: left, with husband Andre Portasio, right

The Lily Savage star had spoken openly about his struggles with heart disease, which his death certificate – obtained by the Daily Express – showed was linked to his death. Pictured: left, with husband Andre Portasio, right

The star rose to fame as pioneering comedy drag act Lily Savage before becoming one of the most beloved TV presenters and DJs in the country

The star rose to fame as pioneering comedy drag act Lily Savage before becoming one of the most beloved TV presenters and DJs in the country

Andre Portasio, who married O’Grady in 2017, paid tribute to his “wit, humor and compassion” in a statement announcing his death, which was released just before 3am.

O’Grady became a household name in the early 1990s, known for his humor and love of animals, and hosted a range of television programs, including his self-titled daytime talk show, The Paul O’Grady Show, which began airing in 2004.

O’Grady had his first seizure when he was just 46, where he was rushed to hospital and underwent a two-hour operation.

After this, he quit smoking, having previously been reported to get through 40 cigarettes a day.

But just over four years later, the TV presenter was again in the hospital at the age of 51 after suffering a second heart attack.

And after a bout of angina pectoris in 2013, O’Grady also reportedly suffered a third heart attack in 2014.

Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome – or SADS – is when a person’s heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops and the cause cannot be found.

If the electrical impulses that control your heartbeat go wrong, it can cause an abnormal heart rhythm known as an arrhythmia.

O'Grady had three heart attacks between 2002 and 2014, while also suffering from kidney failure and unable to work for two months after contracting Covid in 2022

O’Grady had three heart attacks between 2002 and 2014, while also suffering from kidney failure and unable to work for two months after contracting Covid in 2022

Paul O'Grady with Barbara Windsor and Cilla Black at the 2001 Royal Variety Performance

Paul O’Grady with Barbara Windsor and Cilla Black at the 2001 Royal Variety Performance

Paul O'Grady laughs as the Queen watches a corgi at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in March 2015

Paul O’Grady laughs as the Queen watches a corgi at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in March 2015

This prevents the heart from pumping blood through your body, stops breathing and starves the brain of oxygen.

Also known as Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, it affects around 500 people in the UK each year.

His death certificate was registered six days after his death by his PA and agent Joan Marshrons.

It detailed that Hois’s death was caused by the comic’s coronary artery disease.

This is when blood flow to your heart is blocked or interrupted by a buildup of fatty substances in your arteries.

It can be caused by lifestyle choices, such as smoking and drinking alcohol, while people with high cholesterol and high blood pressure are also at higher risk.

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