Freddie Starr's body could be facing a poor man's funeral after his caregiver admitted that she couldn't afford to bury him in Spain and hasn't yet requested his family to be returned to the UK.
Nelly Georgieva, 47, says the late comic, who died Thursday in his apartment on the Costa Del Sol, is still in a morgue in Malaga and has revealed that none of his family members have contacted them about burial arrangements speak or request his body.
Starr's caregiver and close friend, who lives in the apartment, said she was now forced to pay thousands of euros in unpaid medical bills.
Freddie Starr's nurse and friend Nelly Georgieva, 47, says she was now forced to pay thousands of euros in unpaid medical bills
The caregiver said that the late comic who died in his apartment on the Costa Del Sol on Thursday is still in a morgue in Malaga
Freddie Starr died in his apartment on the Costa Del Sol on Thursday and an autopsy revealed that he had died of heart disease
A tearful Georgieva woman said, "I only have my savings, I don't have the money to bury him here. Although I think Freddie would have wanted this because he always felt a little hurt that the British public had turned against him in the later years.
"I would prefer him to stay in Spain because it would mean that I could visit his grave more and show my respect."
Ms. Georgieva said to the mirror: "It would be terrible if Freddie were buried in a poor grave.
"I don't want this to happen, but I'm worried that if I did something about it, his relatives would object."
According to Spanish law, the officials of the town hall take over the burial of a poor person if a body is not claimed.
Ms. Georgieva said: “The problem is that I have little money at the moment. I have a thick bundle of unpaid medical receipts and hospital bills in the apartment that I have to pay out somehow, and it amounts to several thousand euros.
"I have never heard of his family in the UK, so I have no idea if they want to expel him home.
& # 39; No one has called since he died. I don't even know if they contacted the British consulate in Malaga. & # 39;
Ms. Georgieva accompanied 76-year-old Starr for coffee to the Express California and Oasis bars every day.
Locals said he would come up to three times a day, but added that they hadn't seen him there for at least a year because of his poor health.
Ms. Georgieva said Starr suffered from poor health shortly before Christmas after a hospital stay and his 60-day cigarette habit did not help.
Ms. Georgieva would accompany Starr to the Express California and Oasis bars in Spain
Starr was found dead at his home on the Costa Del Sol on Thursday of this week, and documents have shown that he had enormous debt
The supervisor said that she would prefer Starr's body to stay in Spain because it would mean that she could visit his grave
Ms. Georgieva said Starr's finances had been exhausted in recent years and he owed thousands of pounds in unpaid water bills and community fees to the complex he lived in.
When she spoke yesterday from the two bedroom apartment she shared with Starr, she said, “He didn't end up with much money, he was very careful with his finances.
“Last year I found out that he hasn't paid for electricity in three years and has collected an invoice between 1,500 and 2,000 euros. In the end, I had to pay for it out of my own money.
I also found that he owed thousands of unpaid water bills and service fees. A man recently stopped me and shouted that Freddie didn't pay for it, didn't pay for it. Other than a pension, I don't think he had more cash. & # 39;
Remembering their last hours together, she said, "It was a normal day, I made a cup of tea for both of us, and then I made him an omelet and a fresh tomato sandwich.
“He sat on the sofa and saw Fox News on TV. The cat was on his lap.
Freddie Starr's house in Mijas, near Fuengirola, southern Spain. The 76-year-old was found dead on the floor of the town house
Starr spent his final days talking to his pet cat Charlie (pictured) and listening to Roy Orbison's records before he was found dead on the floor of his home on the Costa Del Sol, his Bulgarian caregiver said
"He smoked quite a bit, I told him," You have to quit or it will kill you, "but he never paid attention.
I went around a quarter to two to go to the supermarket and pharmacies. When I came back about an hour later, he fell on the floor next to the sofa.
I went over to check on him and knew immediately that he was gone. I think it was a heart attack.
The police and ambulance came a moment later and took his body away. "I'm devastated because he was such a kind man to me that made me laugh every day."
A woman's mother, Georgieva, said that his health had deteriorated particularly in the past six months and that he had difficulty going far due to his asthma.
She continued: “He had not been in the best of health, had a four-fold bypass, and was having serious problems with his asthma.
“Twice in the past four years I have had to call an ambulance for him when he has been sick and has had difficulty breathing. The last time was just before Christmas. I was really worried about him and said, "What do I do if you die? Who am I calling?
"But he just laughed and said," I won't die. "
Starr, right and left, took photos at home in 1974 with his second wife Sandy, whom he married at the height of his fame. The couple had three children together
"He never spoke much about his family, I knew he was married several times and had a lot of children, but nobody ever came to visit him.
"To be honest, I'm not even sure if some of them even knew where he was. "Whenever I asked him about it, he changed the subject."
The supervisor's comments come after Starr's friend Jim Davidson revealed that the comic "after he was arrested for child sexual allegations," threatened to kill himself by eating concrete ".
Mr Davidson's revelation came when it was found that the Liverpool-born star was "homeless" because of a great debt to the woman against whom he had lost a sexual abuse allegation.
Chain smoker Starr, who had five failed marriages, is said to have become a hermit in the past few months after years of ill health and was rarely seen by neighbors in his residence (picture)
According to police sources, there was no evidence that the death was suspicious. Right: Starr was pictured in a restaurant in Marbella, Spain in 2015, where he lived a few years before his death, and went on the Des O & # 39; Connor Tonight Show in the 80s
Spanish public documents show that lawyers who worked for Karin Ward requested an injunction against the town house on the Costa in January 2017, in which he died for £ 380,000 plus nearly £ 115,000 interest.
65-year-old Davidson announced that the Starr lawsuit had "broken" and "sadly" ended his career.
When he spoke to the sun, he said, “He told them he was going to kill himself and eat concrete.
"I asked him what they were doing when he said that and he said," You kept me in a cell for 14 hours while I was having a psychiatric exam. "
Starr was found dead in his home on the Costa del Dol on Thursday, and documents showed that there was a freeze order approved by a court in the Fuengirola resort.
Boyfriend Jim Davidson revealed that after being arrested for child sexual allegations, the comic "had threatened to kill himself by eating concrete"
This gave Ms. Ward an opportunity to recover some of the defamation costs that Starr lost to the High Court in July 2015 after seeking alleged defamation and defamation damages for the allegations he fondled when she was 15 .
And she moved a step closer to having Starr's one-bed house auctioned off a year later with a certification as a local land registry.
The fallen comic fled to Spain after his defamation loss without paying the money he owed, but invested part of the proceeds from the sale of a £ 700,000 house in real estate in Spain.
A well-placed source said: “Starr was definitely in danger of losing his Spanish home and taking to the streets.
& # 39; No auction date had been set, but the ball definitely rolled. Selling the house would not have paid all of the debt that Starr had owed Mrs. Ward, but it would have eaten part of it.
"It's pretty shocking to think that a man who was such a household name in his early career could have ended up on the street."
Starr, who bought his house in the hills above Mijas Costa after leaving a nearby plot of land to move to after his flight from the UK, spent the last three years of his life as a virtual hermit in the 500 square meter town house .
Mr. Davidson continued to highlight Starr's fall from disgrace and talked about how embarrassed Starr had been after watching a recording of himself singing karaoke.
He added, "I've been out there a few times and people have told me," We see your buddy Freddie Starr singing cabaret in the karaoke bars. "
"It was a sad way to end a career for someone I thought was Britain's greatest entertainer."
Mr. Davidson was also arrested during Operation Yewtree, adding that Starr had never been a woman.
& # 39; It was a surprise to all of us with Yewtree. Freddie was never a ladies man.
"I think he was lonely in Spain. The stigma associated with all of this bothered him.
“On the surface, his way of dealing with it was humor and awkwardness and unconventionality.
"But deep down, it killed him – it ate him up.
"I survived Yewtree, but he didn't. I think it really broke him. He was overwhelmed by everything. & # 39;
The former star of I & # 39; m A Celebrity was sold out and left the UK after losing a £ 1 million libel case to then 57-year-old Karin Ward.
She claimed that he had put his hand in her skirt when she was a teenager before ruthlessly dismissing it as "a little miracle".
He sued her for defamation after giving interviews in which she said that the fallen comic "horribly, terribly humiliated" her.
A high court judge ruled that Miss Ward was telling the truth and dismissed the case in July 2015.
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