Fans, family members and friends of comedian Freddie Starr will come to his funeral today.

The comic, which became a household name in the 1970s, died last month at the age of 76 at his home in Spain.

The funeral will take place Thursday at Prescot Parish Church in Merseyside.

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An explanation on the official Facebook page of Freddie Starr said that the service would take place at 1:00 pm and follow a private funeral for the family.

The repatriation and burial are paid for by funeral director Michael Fogg, fearing that the comedian might have a funeral for the poor.

Starr, who died of heart disease, was known to the fans for his eccentric and often unpredictable behavior, which became national notoriety after his appearance on Opportunity Knocks.

His later years were marked by allegations of historical sexual assault and an ultimately unsuccessful defamation lawsuit, which cost him allegedly 1 million pounds.

Among the other comedians who paid tribute to Starr's death was Jim Davidson, who tweeted, "Just heard the news. Freddie Starr was the greatest. "

Actor Bobby Davro called Starr the "most funny man I've ever seen".

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