James Jordan’s father has died after a battle with a brain tumour.
The former Strictly Come Dancing star took to Twitter to announce the sad news that his dad Allan died on Saturday morning (March 13).
He wrote: ‘My dad became an angel at 8:05am. I will forever miss him. He will always be my hero.
It comes just one day after James revealed that his father was close to death.
The 42-year-old tweeted: ‘No one should have to go through what my family are watching my dad go through.
‘I pray to God that you come through soon and make him one of your angels.
‘He has his bags packed and is ready to go and see his mum and dad again. My dad is my hero. @BrainTumourOrg needs your support.’
James revealed last July that his father had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, after he had previously been misdiagnosed with a stroke after suffering seizures.
The heartbroken television personality took to Instagram to share a clip of his dad and baby daughter Ella, who he shares with wife Ola Jordan.
He said: ‘This video is the most precious & personal thing I have in my life right now & I’m going to share it with you but with a totally broken heart.
‘Over the last 4 months my hero and best mate in the whole world has been in and out of hospital with very ill health. We were told several times that 100% he had had a stroke and that’s why they were struggling to control his seizures… but after the 3rd time of being admitted to hospital I knew something was not quite right.’
He went on: ‘So after pushing for more tests and the results being sent to Kings College Hospital for other surgeons to look at unfortunately the results came back that it wasn’t a stroke after all.
‘It was what I had dreaded, my dad has a tumour and after having a biopsy it’s come back that it’s an aggressive cancerous one. The worst kind unfortunately.
‘We have been told that it’s not advisable to operate because of where the tumour is and wouldn’t actually make that much difference even if they could. The end result is, it’s terminal.’
James admitted it was the ‘worst time’ of his life, as he asked fans to help him find someone to give a ‘second opinion on his father’ after he was misdiagnosed.
He added: ‘I’m looking to find the best surgeon to see my father as I want to know I’ve done everything possible before I can accept it.
‘If anyone that reads this can advise me and my family on who is supposedly the best in this field I would be eternally grateful. My heart is broken Please DM if you can help. (sic)’
A few days later, James thanked fans for their support, revealing the help and messages he had received has been ‘overwhelming’.
He said: ‘People say “social media is such a terrible place” & on manty occasions I agree. However, the help and love I’ve had from so many people I’ve never met & probably never will is overwhelming.’
‘I can honestly say I’ve read ALL messages on Insta & Twitter. I think & love you ALL,’ he added.
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