Comedian and presenter Paul O'Grady's died at the age of 67.
His family say he passed way "unexpectedly but peacefully" yesterday evening.
His father was Irish and had grown up in Ballincurry, County Roscommon, before moving to England in 1936 and settling in the working-class area of Birkenhead.
LGBT campaigner Peter Tatchell said "he was one of the loveliest people you could ever meet" and TV presenter Lorraine Kelly described him as a "special man."
O'Grady was known for his drag queen persona Lily Savage.