16 Jun 19
The Scottish Sun
FREDDIE Starr’s carer has revealed the comic proposed to her before he died last month. Nelly Georgieva, 46, looked after the 76 year old at his home on the Costa del Sol and the pair developed feelings for each other. Freddie Starr’s carer Nelly Georgieva claims he proposed to her before his death Freddie Starr, pictured, was found dead in his Spanish home last month She said the dad-of-six – who had been married five times – asked her to marry him four months after they met. But despite loving him and even having his initials tattooed behind her right ear, she couldn’t bring herself to say yes. She told The Sunday Mirror: “I loved him and he loved me. We were best friends. We laughed together and we cried together.” LOVING RELATIONSHIP Nelly, from Bulgaria, was hired by the comedian to clean his home and their friendship quickly developed into a loving relationship. She added: “After four months he asked me to marry him. He was scared I’d leave him. “I said I’d been married once and didn’t want to again. He’d say, ‘Where were you 15 years ago?’ “He loved me but there was nothing sexual. He would hug and kiss my hand but never tried anything else.” [quote credit=”Nelly Georgieva”]After four months he asked me to marry him. He was scared I’d leave him[/quote] Nelly, who found his body in his £170,000 apartment last month after he suffered a heart attack, travelled to Liverpool for his funeral on Thursday. His daughter joined mourners as they broke out in applause when the comic’s coffin – engraved with the words “Return to Sender” – left his funeral. The entertainer was one of the biggest stars of the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s after being discovered on Opportunity Knocks. He went on to be known for his wacky routines on stage. HAMSTER Starr would sing songs sped up to make them sound like a tape being fast forwarded. In March 13, 1986, The Sun published the famous front page proclaiming “Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster”. Starr had been staying with Vince McCaffrey at his home in Cheshire. Lea La Salle, McCaffrey’s girlfriend, alleged that Starr came home from a performance in Manchester and demanded she make him a sandwich. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN NEWS ” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] The comic impersonated Adolf Hitler playing football and doing a Nazi salute, and he also impersonated Mick Jagger in front of the Royal Family in 1970. In 2011, he took part in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here just a year after recovering from quadruple bypass surgery following a heart attack. But he left the jungle due to ill health and one of his last performances was a Elvis impression at a bar in Fuengirola. [bc_video video_id=”6047897316001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Fans of Freddie Starr pay their respects as comedian is laid to rest”] [boxout headline=”Freddie Starr’s four wives”]Betty: 1960 – 1972 Sandy: 1980 – 1995 Donna: 1998 – 2003 and 2006 – 2010 Sophie Lea: 2013 – 2015 (separated) [/boxout] Bulgarian Nelly said the pair loved each other Starr’s daughter Tara Coleman-Starr joined the service for Freddie’s funeral in Liverpool on Thursday Sophie Lea Starr, the former wife of Freddie, is comforted outside the funeral The funnyman’s coffin had a cheeky Elvis reference Fans wore red in a nod to Starr’s Teddy Boy jacket The comic’s final picture before being found dead at his Spanish home by his carer He was one of the biggest stars of the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at email@example.com or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.