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Eamonn Holmes breaks down in tears remembering his beloved late father: ‘I still miss him every day’

Eamonn Holmes has shared an emotional tribute to his late father, who he still misses ‘every day’ after he died 31 years ago.

The This Morning presenter, 61, broke down in tears as he remembered his dad during an interview on RTE One’s The Meaning of Life on Sunday.

Eamonn revealed that his dad had always been the kind to dish out hugs to him and his brothers and always offered to help them out.

He explained: ‘All he did was say things like, “Do you need any money?” I was on Ulster Television and I was earning £12,000 a year. He wasn’t earning £12,000 a year of anywhere near it.’

Eamonn broke down in tears as he recalled his mother telling him to take the money so his father would feel needed.

He continued: ‘And my mum said to me one day, “let him give you some money”. So I did, I was like “yeah, dad” and he gave me 20 quid.’

Eamonn still misses his father 31 years after his death (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV)

Sharing the clip on social media, Eamonn told his followers: ‘He’s been gone 31 years now but I still miss him every day.

‘I can’t recall my late Father without thinking of how he always wanted to provide… even when I had a successful career. I think like all of us he just liked to be needed.’

Eamonn’s father had died suddenly after having a heart attack while driving in 1991 at the age of 64, which led to him having panic attacks afterwards.

Eamonn struggled to hold back tears as he spoke about his dad (Picture: RTE / The Meaning of Life)

He revealed: ‘One time I was in Israel and I began to feel ill. My heart starting beating and I was losing my breath.

‘I was becoming really dizzy and I fell down on my knees. I thought I was going to die the way my dad died. My dad had just died six weeks earlier.

‘I passed out and the next thing I knew I was in the back of an ambulance. It actually makes me nervous thinking about it now.’

Eamonn also admitted the hardest part about losing his dad so suddenly was that he was unable to say goodbye to him.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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