Heartbroken Dean Gaffney has introduced the loss of life of his beloved mom Marian.
The former EastEnders actor, 45, took to Instagram to interrupt the information after discovering her ‘asleep’ on Monday morning.
Alongside a photograph of himself and his mom, he wrote, “I am just heartbroken to share that my beautiful selfless mother Marian has sadly passed away.
“I was, am and always will be a mama’s boy, so this news has completely blown me away.
“I talked to her every day and in some ways I’m glad I was the one who found her asleep.
Devastating: Heartbroken Dean Gaffney has announced the death of his beloved mother Marian
Alongside a photo of himself and his mother, he wrote, “I’m just heartbroken to share that my beautiful selfless mother Marian has sadly passed away.”
Dean continued, “I will keep all the great memories we shared and while I understand the circle of life means everyone will feel this pain at some point in their lives, life can be very cruel at times.
“Knowing that I will never be able to physically see or speak to her again is beyond any pain I have ever experienced in my life.
“We all flippantly tell our parents and loved ones we love them at the end of a phone call, but please tell them you really love them…put that phone down when you’re with them because my mom’s only criticism on me was that I was on my phone when I was in her company. Life really does change from minute to minute.
He added, “I really love you mom, not only do you have a special place in my heart, you are my heart.
“For anyone who knew her, I don’t need to remind you who my mother was as a person to others who don’t, she was the most amazing selfless, caring, generous soul to ever walk the earth. Mom, I really love you.’
Fans and friends showed their support after hearing the devastating news, with fellow EastEnders actor Max Bowden writing: ‘Love you so much, mate. She was so proud of you.’
Carol Vorderman said, “Oh Dean. I am so sorry to hear your news…..you loved her so much and she would have been so proud of you. Sending love as always.’
Alison Hammond added: ‘Huge condolences to you and your family ❤️❤️ I feel for you’
Heartbroken: The former EastEnders actor, 45, took to Instagram to break the news after finding her ‘asleep’ on Monday morning
He added, “I really love you mom, not only do you have a special place in my heart, you are my heart.”
Fans and associates confirmed their help after listening to the devastating information, with fellow EastEnders actor Max Bowden writing: ‘Love you so much, mate. She was so proud of you.’