Mollie King 'heartbroken' after dad dies months after brain tumour diagnosis
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Mollie King said she is ‘heartbroken beyond words’ in an emotional tribute to her dad who died months after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
The 35-year-old Saturdays singer shared how her family’s world is ‘shattered’ after Stephen’s brain tumour diagnosis back in August.
Mollie said her dad passed away last week in the Instagram post she uploaded yesterday (30 November) which includes a slideshow of pictures with her beloved dad.
The radio presenter also welcomed a daughter this month with her partner, England cricketer Stuart Broad.
She confirmed her daughter was able to meet her grandfather before he passed away.
Sharing a heartfelt message with her fans, Mollie said: “Heartbroken beyond words. In August, my family’s world was shattered when my Dad was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
“Last week, we had to face the day we hoped would never come and say goodbye.
“Dad, we love you with all our hearts and we will miss you every single day. You have been our hero and it’s impossible to think of our lives without you.
“You have always been there for us with every step we’ve taken and you even held on a few extra days to meet baby Annabella. You gave us your everything.
“You will be in our hearts and our memories every single day.”
Mollie’s followers, fans and celebrity friends shared their condolences in the comments.
Former Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison shared: “I’m so, so sorry Mollie.”
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! winner Giovanna Fletcher said: “Oh Mollie, I’m so sorry to read this. Sending you and your family so much love!!”
Radio host Zoe Ball wrote: “Mollie I’m so sorry. Sending you so much love.”
Radio 1 host and I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! runner-up Jordan North posted: “Oh Molly, I’m am so sorry to hear this news. Thinking of you and sending all my love to you, and all your family.”
Fellow Saturdays singer Frankie Bridge said: “Love you xxx.”
And radio and TV host Clara Amfo shared: “Sending infinite love Mollie, so glad he got to meet your girl xx.”
While Laura Whitmore said: “Oh I’m so sorry Mollie. Sending you all the love.”
Last week, Mollie shared the first picture of her baby girl Annabella as the family of three went for a stroll in a park.
“Welcome to the world Annabella Broad. We have never been so in love,” Mollie wrote in the caption alongside pictures of her and Stuart holding and kissing their bundle of joy on the cheek.