MALAGA PROVINCE’S senior coroner today told Euro Weekly News that the British comedian Freddie Starr died of coronary heart disease in his Costa del Sol home yesterday (Thursday, May 9).
Director of Malaga Province’s Institute of Legal Medicine (IML), Sebastian Diaz, told EWN a post-mortem into the death of the entertainer, born Frederick Leslie Fowell in Huyton, Lancashire, showed he died of natural causes.
“Freddie died of an ischemic (coronary) heart disease. The body is here and we are waiting for the family to come and tell us what to do”.
Starr’s surviving family are expected to announce funeral arrangements in the coming days.
Coronary heart disease develops when cholesterol clogs up the arteries supplying the heart with blood. It can lead to heart attacks if not treated.
The news of Starr’s cause of death comes as a spokesperson for the comedian told Euro Weekly News his Facebook page would now become a tribute to him.
The page, which Starr used to interact with fans, has now been taken over by the comedian’s manager. Fans wishing to pay tribute to Starr can do so on the page.
Starr rose to fame in the 1960’s, first as a musician and then as an entertainer. He later fronted TV shows before moving to Mijas in 2015.