Jane McDonald has introduced the death of her long-term fiance, musician Eddie Rothe, following a most cancers analysis.
The information was confirmed “with immense sadness” on the singer and TV presenter’s official social media websites on Wednesday, shortly after his funeral.
Rothe died on Friday 26 March, the assertion stated, and had been “battling lung cancer for the last few months” of his life.
“We would like to thank everyone for all their help and support during this very difficult time, especially the NHS staff and the wonderful team at The Wakefield Hospice,” the assertion stated.
McDonald rose to fame within the late 1990s after her look on BBC present The Cruise, and went on to launch a number of albums as nicely as her personal sequence, Cruising With Jane McDonald.
She was additionally a former panellist on daytime present Loose Women.
The star had been in a relationship with Rothe, who she had identified since she was an adolescent, for greater than a decade.
He additionally had an extended musical profession, taking part in in bands together with Liquid Gold and The Searchers. With Liquid Gold, he narrowly missed out on representing the UK at Eurovision in 1981 to Bucks Fizz – who went on to win with Making Your Mind Up.
Among the tributes to Rothe on social media was a press release from Loose Women, saying: “Our deepest condolences go to our pal and former Loose Woman Jane McDonald whose life partner Ed Rothe has handed away.
“Ed was a component of our Loose Women household for a few years and appeared on our present on quite a few events. We’re sending like to Jane and her and Ed’s household.”