Freddie Starr has died at the age of 76.

A carer dialled 999 after discovering the former comedian on the floor of his £180,000 townhouse in Mijas near Fuengirola, on the Costa Del Sol.

Starr, who moved to Spain in July 2015 after a libel case loss against a woman who accused him of groping her when she was 15, was found around 3pm this afternoon.

Police sources said there was nothing to suggest the death of the fallen comic, who suffered asthma and had a quadruple bypass following a heart attack in 2010, was suspicious.

But an autopsy is expected to take place tomorrow at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Malaga to rule out the possibility it was the result of a crime.

Civil Guard officers were mobilised along with paramedics after the initial call from Freddie’s carer, although the first ambulance is believed to have taken some time to reach the scene.

A source at the equivalent of Spain’s 999 service said: “We responded to a call this afternoon from the carer of a 76-year-old man in the Mijas area of the Costa del Sol.

“The woman said she had found the man and she was looking after him because he had been ill and said she thought he could be dead.”

Police could not be reached for official comment.

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