Dan Osborne has announced the heartbreaking news that his beloved nan has died from coronavirus, revealing that she was ‘fine just a week and a half ago’.
In his Instagram stories, the former Towie star revealed that his nan died after being diagnosed with Covid-19 a few days ago.
Alongside a photo of his grandparents at his wedding to wife Jacqueline Jossa in 2017, Dan wrote: ‘Happy birthday to my nan too. Can’t believe after all these years on this planet we lost you to this virus.
‘It’s only been a few days and grandad missed you like mad. Please give him strength. We love you nan.’
After receiving messages of support, Dan thanked fans for their kind words while urging his followers to be considerate of their elderly loved ones during the pandemic.
He said in a video: ‘Just want to say thank you for all the messages wishing your thoughts and love to my family.
‘Obviously it sucks. Anyone with old people in your life, be super careful. My nan was fine a week and a half ago and now she’s not with us. It sucks.
‘It hasn’t even sunk in yet. She was going to work every day before all this rubbish happened.’
Shortly before announcing the death, Dan, 29, wished his mum a happy birthday while Jacqueline joined in and passed on the birthday wishes to her mother-in-law.
Dan and Jacqueline, 28, have spent lockdown in their Essex home with their children Ella, five, and Mia, two, as well as Dan’s son Teddy, six, from a previous relationship.
It’s been a challenging year for the married couple who briefly split before reconciling.
Opening up about their marital issues, Jacqueline told The Sun in November: ‘It felt like everybody wanted to watch me fall apart. I kept it in for a while, but then over lockdown it was a really good time and place for Daniel and I to go through everything — an opportunity for us to talk through it all.
‘For me, this meant turning to therapy. And because of that, I couldn’t be in the same house as Dan. There was no big argument or bust-up, and there were no other girls. Moving out was literally how I had to deal with it.’
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