Actress Denise Welch has revealed she “can’t quite function” following the death of her dad, Vin, aged 85.
Denise, 63 years old, has been documenting Vin’s struggles with health in recent months. Vin spent some time in hospital.
Loose Women panellist Denise took to Instagram to share with her online followers the tragic news that Vin had passed away.
Matty Healy’s mum penned: “The words I’ve dreaded saying all of my life.
“Last night at 11pm, we lost our dad, the life force that was Vin Welch. After a remarkable recovery from major surgeries, pneumonia and his existing pulmonary disease were too much for him.
“He left us surrounded by his family who could not have loved anyone more.”
The Hollyoaks actress continued: “I can’t quite function as I’m so grief-stricken, but I know he meant so much to so many people, even those who’d never met him.
“I’ve never seen anyone fight to stay longer at a party than dad and last night was no different.
“He loved life and lived it to the full like no other.”
She continued: “We will always remember Ward 6 nurses at Durham University hospital as they provided dad with the most peaceful passing possible. They loved him, and he loved them. Heather, Lauren, Naz and Chloe, Graham, Debs, to name a few. We will never forget about you.
“Love you, dad. Heartbroken.”
Denise just last week revealed that her dad was still in hospital due to declining health.
Taking to Twitter, the Waterloo Road star said: “If masks work if vaccines work if the tests work… Why can’t my sister go and see my 85 yr old dad in hospital??? [sic].”
When asked how her dad was by a fan, Denise replied: “Fed up.”
The actress was instantly flooded with messages from fans and friends sharing their condolences, with one writing: “So very sorry for your loss, absolute legend.”
“My heart is breaking for you all,” said another.
Before a third typed: “So so sorry Denise, sending so much love at this sad time.”
“So very sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts are with you all,” commented a fourth.
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