Susan Boyle’s tearful tribute to Paul O’Grady as she shares snap taken days ago

Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle has paid a touching tribute to her "loyal" friend Paul O'Grady following his unexpected death.

The TV legend, who was known for bringing comedian Lilly Savage to life and later for his show, For the Love of Dogs, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday (March 28) at the age of 67.

Since the news of his death, fans and close friends have been left in mourning as they continue to pay their respects on social media.

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Sharing her own condolences, singer Susan headed over to Facebook to remember the much-loved comedian as she shared the last ever snap of the pair.

Alongside the joyful snap of herself alongside Paul, she said: "Paul, you were one in a million, kind, funny, and a loyal friend.

"When I saw you last week in Edinburgh, never would I have thought that this was goodbye.

"Sending love to Andre and your family. I will miss you."

The I Dreamed A Dream singer also shared a throwback snap of the pair at a Save the Children event where they were both snapped smiling as they conducted an interview together.

Paul's partner Andre Portasio confirmed the news of his passing, while describing it as "unexpected but peaceful".

He also issued a statement on Wednesday morning (March 29), which read: "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."

ITV's Managing Director of Media and Entertainment, Kevin Lygo, also issued a statement on behalf of ITV.

The statement read: "We are fortunate to have had a long association with Paul, at ITV. He was a huge, inimitable talent, delighting our viewers through his comedy and entertainment with a warmth, humour and joy that audiences of all generations related to and connected with.

"He had a profound passion for animals too, which resonated with so many viewers, and For The Love of Dogs remains one of our best-loved series, and a really special programme for so many.

"All those who worked with Paul are shocked and deeply saddened at his passing and the thoughts of everyone at ITV are with Paul’s loved ones."

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