Jane McDonald’s partner has died (Picture: Getty)
Jane McDonald’s partner Eddie Rothe has died after a battle with lung cancer.
His death was confirmed in a statement on social media, with the post stating he had been fighting the disease for the past few months and that he had been laid to rest on Wednesday morning.
‘It is with immense sadness that we share the news that Jane’s beloved life partner, Ed, passed away on Friday 26th March,’ it read.
‘He had been battling lung cancer for the last few months. We would like to thank everyone for all their help and support during this very difficult time, especially the NHS staff and the wonderful team at The Wakefield Hospice.
‘The funeral took place earlier today and we would please ask for your kindness in observing Jane’s privacy for her and Ed’s family at this sad time.’
Eddie was the former drummer of the 60s band The Searchers.
Jane and Eddie initially dated in 1980 when Jane was 17 with the couple later reuniting in 2008.
The news of Eddie’s death was confirmed on social media (Picture: Twitter)
In November 2019, Jane opened up about her relationship with Eddie in Good To Know magazine.
‘He is very funny and he makes me laugh every day,’ she told the publication.
‘He also brings me a cup of tea every morning, no matter what.
‘I am married to my job and that is difficult for anyone, but Ed lets me go off and do what I need to do.’
Credit: Original article published here.