Jane McDonald’s partner Eddie Rothe has died after a battle with lung cancer.
His loss of life was confirmed in a press release on social media, with the publish stating he had been combating the illness for the previous few months and that he had been laid to relaxation on Wednesday morning.
‘It is with immense sadness that we share the news that Jane’s beloved life partner, Ed, handed away on Friday 26th March,’ it learn.
‘He had been battling lung cancer for the previous few months. We want to thank everybody for all their assist and assist throughout this very troublesome time, particularly the NHS workers and the fantastic workforce at The Wakefield Hospice.
‘The funeral took place earlier today and we would please ask for your kindness in observing Jane’s privateness for her and Ed’s household at this unhappy time.’
Eddie, 67, was the previous drummer of the 60s band The Searchers.
Jane and Eddie initially dated in 1980 when Jane was 17 with the couple later reuniting and changing into engaged in 2008.
In November 2019, Jane opened up about her relationship with Eddie in Good To Know journal.
‘He is very funny and he makes me laugh every day,’ she instructed the publication.
‘He additionally brings me a cup of tea each morning, it doesn’t matter what.
Jane documented her engagement to Eddie in her 2019 autobiography Riding The Waves: My Story.
‘Suddenly, Ed cleared his throat and put his hand in his pocket,’ she wrote. ‘”Jane, you’re undoubtedly the one for me, and I ought to have accomplished this 26 years in the past,” he mentioned. “Will you marry me?”
‘I used to be so overwhelmed that I began crying. Then Ed began crying!
‘People around us were mortified – thinking we’d break up up.’
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