Stars say goodbye to Danny La Rue
Actress Barbara Windsor read a poem at the service
Family and friends of Danny La Rue have attended the flamboyant entertainer's funeral in London.
Stars including actress Barbara Windsor and comedian Ronnie Corbett were at the private service at the Catholic Church of the Transfiguration in Kensal Rise.
Many celebrities also sent floral tributes including Paul O'Grady, Dame Judi Dench and Bruce Forsyth.
La Rue died in his sleep on 31 May after a short illness aged 81, his spokeswoman said previously.
Windsor, a friend of La Rue since the age of 18, read out Jack's poem for Danny, composed by La Rue's former partner and manager of 32 years, Jack Hanson.
Hanson died in 1984 and Windsor said that La Rue had been going through his items when he found a tape on which Hanson recited the poem, which he had composed for La Rue's 50th birthday.
Danny La Rue's career spanned some 60 years
Other stars who attended included comedians Barry Cryer, Roy Hudd and Joe Pasquale.
Hudd paid tribute to the star, talking of La Rue's ability to generate "non-PC belly laughs" adding: "He was classy, great at the job, a star performer and a star human being. I loved him very much."
Corbett described La Rue as a "darling, darling man".
He said: "We have all of us lost someone special and we were all privileged to have been at some time with him, and near him."
La Rue's family said that donations may be given in his memory to the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolence Fund.
The star, who was born Daniel Patrick Carroll in Cork in the Irish Republic, moved to London with his mother when he was nine.
He first donned his wig and eyelashes during a naval concert party, having been sent to Singapore as part of Lord Mountbatten's invasion task force towards the end of World War II.
He went on to become a West End cabaret star and was the first female impersonator to appear at the Royal Variety performance in front of the Queen.