Margarita Pracatan dead: Clive James Show singer dies eight months after co-star’s death

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Singer Margarita Pracatan has died at the age of 89. The star found fame in the 1990s when she performed on The Clive James’ show numerous times. 

The singer covered famous hits such as Lionel Richie’s Hello and Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York.

She also was a part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival during the mid-1990s.

Most recently, she appeared in an episode of Real Housewives of New York City last year. 

Writer and broadcaster Matthew Sweet tweeted the news alongside a picture of the singer today.


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He wrote: “Sorry to hear of the death of Margarita Pracatan, social media star before social media.

“We got her live on @BBCRadio3 once, to the faint annoyance of Clive James.

“In 2017 I saw her live in Catford & was delighted to discover she still considered the right notes unnecessary.”

Margarita’s cause of death is currently unknown.

Fans of the singer have flocked to social media to pay tribute.

Escapologist Jonathan Goodwin tweeted: “#RIP the force of nature that was Margarita Pracatan.

“Loved her on the Clive James show. What a fabulous character.”

Another penned: “Gutted to hear about the death of Margarita Pracatan.

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“I don’t think I’ve ever come across a person as full of joy as she was. A total ray of sunshine.”

Last year, Margarita expressed her heartbreak following the death of her co-star Clive.

The broadcaster died after a long-term illness back in Novemer aged 80.

The singer took to Twitter telling fans she was shocked by the news alongside a picture of the famous TV pair.


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She wrote at the time: “Saying goodbye is so shocking. Makes you quiet rewinding the memories.

“So many. Years and years of that intelligence and the talent and beautiful way of living, always to do excellence.

“Thank you, #CliveJames from the bottom of my heart. You live forever with us. #CliveJamesRIP.”

The Clive James Show first aired in 1998 and had a series of guests including Boy George and Joanna Lumley.

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