However, in his autobiography Starr denied the incident had taken place.
The comic was also the subject of one of the best known British tabloid headlines of all time. "I want to remember the Freddie we all remembered".
Its believed his body was discovered on the floor of his Costa Del Sol apartment.
Starr was well-known in the United Kingdom for his comedy at the height of the 70s - but more prolifically for a notorious tabloid headline published on March 13, 1986 which said "Freddie Starr ate my hamster".
Scottish comedian Limmy said: "Had the pleasure of meeting Freddie Starr at a charity do once".
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TV presenter Amanda Holden, who is from Bishop's Waltham, said she hopes Starr is "remembered with a smile". He was the funniest man I have ever seen. Get Me Out Of Here! in 2011. "Freddie Starr was the greatest".
Bobby Davro appeared on Good Morning Britain this morning where he opened up about his last phone call with Freddie Starr.
The Merseyside-born entertainer became a household name in the early 1970s after appearing on the talent show Opportunity Knocks and the Royal Variety Performance, before starring in several TV programmes in the 1990s and notoriously featuring in The Sun's "Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster" headline. I'm so sad we have lost one of our greatest comedy talents.
Starr himself was investigated for historic sex crimes as part of Operation Yewtree, but no charges followed.
In 2014, it was announced he would not be prosecuted over allegations of sexual offences due to insufficient evidence after spending 18 months on bail.
A meal of fermented egg and a camel toe forced comic Starr to leave after he suffered an allergic reaction and had to be taken to hospital.
A High Court judge ruled Miss Ward was telling the truth and dismissed the case in July 2015.