Paul O’Grady’s husband shares the last picture they took together
The last-ever picture taken of Paul O’Grady and his husband Andre Portasio before his unexpected death has been shared by Andre on Instagram.
Two days after Paul’s passing at the age of 67, Andre posted the picture from their last holiday together, thanking everyone for their support and sharing their appreciation for the love shown to them both.
In the photo, the couple smiled at the camera while relaxing on a boat on a clear day, surrounded by crystal-clear water.
Andre wrote: “In time I hope to write to everyone individually and thank you for all posts, messages, phone calls, emails, cards and flowers of support. I much appreciate you all taking the time to reach out. I’m so very touched and I’m sure Paul would be too!”
He added: “Browsing for a picture I found the last picture we ever took together. Unbeknownst to us back in January this would be our last ever holiday together.”
Paul and Andre tied the knot in 2017, but had been together for 11 years prior.
On Tuesday, Andre announced the news of his husband’s death with a statement.
He said: “It is with great sadness that I inform you that Paul has passed away unexpectedly but peacefully yesterday evening.
“We ask, at this difficult time, that whilst you celebrate his life you also respect our privacy as we come to terms with this loss.
“He will be greatly missed by his loved ones, friends, family, animals and all those who enjoyed his humour, wit and compassion.
“I know that he would want me to thank you for all the love you have shown him over the years.”