Paul O’Grady fans praise ITV's For the Love Of Dogs for ‘keeping him alive’
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Fans of Paul O'Grady have praised ITV for the last season of For the Love of Dogs, saying it is 'keeping him alive'.
It came as a massive shock to the whole country last month when it was announced that the much-loved TV presenter had died at the age of 67.
O'Grady's husband, Andre Portasio, shared the devastating news on social media, writing: "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."
At the time, his family did not disclose a cause of death, but Paul's death certificate, obtained by the Express, revealed that the presenter died from sudden cardiac arrhythmia.
The British Heart Foundation explains that sudden arrhythmic death syndrome (SADS) is when someone dies suddenly following a cardiac arrest, and no obvious cause can be found.
The final series of For the Love of Dogs is currently airing every week on ITV, and has been a hard watch for many viewers.
In Thursday's episode (27 April), O'Grady had a special guest alongside him, as Harry Hill helped an abused spaniel rebuild his trust in humans.
Elsewhere in the programme, O'Grady looked after a shorkie from Spain, who had a rather dangerous looking large lump.
While watching the latest episode, many flocked to social media to discuss the show, and of course, the late presenter.
Some even said how they still can't believe O'Grady is no longer with us, with one view writing: "In my mind, I still believe Paul O Grady is still alive. It’s like the show is keeping him alive. Does that make sense?"
A second added: "Catching up on For the Love of Dogs and feeling sad since it's the last season we'll see Paul O'Grady in."
Others also expressed their sadness after watching For the Love of Dogs.
"Tear to my eye, watching the late Paul O’Grady. What a caring, funny gentleman he was! He will be sadly missed!" one wrote.
Meanwhile, another penned: "Just watched Paul O'Grady's For the Love of Dogs, I don't know if I'm tearing up for the dogs or for him!"
Paul O'Grady's: For the Love of Dogs returns to ITV next Thursday (4 May).
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