Paul OGrady fans sing who let the dogs out with pets ahead of stars funeral

Paul O'Grady were heard singing "who let the dogs out" as they lined the streets to pay their respects to the beloved star ahead of his funeral today (April 20).

Adoring fans were filmed lining the streets with their animals to say their final goodbyes to the TV presenter who died "unexpectedly but peacefully" at his home on March 28, aged 67.

O'Grady, who known for his character Lily Savage, will be laid to rest at a private funeral in Kent.

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Fans of the animal lover have been invited to join a procession through the streets around Aldington before heading to the church.

The procession leading to the private service is expected to carry his coffin through his home town of Aldington, Kent, with local fans expected to gather along the streets to pay their respects and mourn the showbiz star.

However, residents of his hometown of Birkenhead, Merseyside, have also taken to the streets with their pets to pay tribute to the star.

Video footage, which has been shared online by Liverpool Echo, has shown fans standing in a crowded street chanting "who let the dogs out" while holding their beloved furry friends to honour Paul's ambassadorship to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

In a special nod will be given to the star, who became an ambassador for the animal charity in 2012.

He also rehomed five dogs will filming his award-winning ITV series Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs.

Following Paul's passing, Battersea set up a tribute fund which has so far raised over £270,000 for the charity.

Paul's widow Andre Portasio posted in local Facebook groups inviting the local school and community to line the streets to mourn the comedian, expressing his "deep gratitude" for the "overwhelming outpouring of support and love" the family has received in the wake of his husband's death.

Paul died from sudden cardiac arrhythmia which was linked to his coronary heart disease, the Express has reported.

He was the proud owner of five dogs when he passed, alongside chickens, sheep, pigs, alpacas and goats.

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