Former Strictly Come Dancing star Chizzy Akudolu has said she is ‘heartbroken and confused’ following the death of her mum Maria Chinwe Obosi.
The actress shared the news on social media, calling her ‘generous, nurturing and funny’ in a series of emotional posts.
Chizzy shared a collection of pictures of the pair together, including some taken together at Maria’s 70th birthday.
‘My wonderful Mum suddenly passed away last week. As you can imagine it’s been a heartbreaking and confusing time,’ she wrote.
‘Last night, she was in my dream, laughing coz Bootsy pee’d in my hair… Yep, she’ll always be with us!! Love you always, Maria Chinwe Obosi [sic].’
Chizzy also posted a picture of her grandmother and mum on Instagram and wrote: ‘My Mum passed away suddenly during the night. To say that we are devastated is an understatement. Feels like I’ve been kicked in the chest.’
A host of stars got in touch online to pay their respects on social media after Chizzy announced the news, with Gemma Atkinson writing: ‘So sorry Chizzy. Sending lots of love to you.’
Emily Atack said: ‘Chizzy I’m so sorry,’ while Ex-Strictly professional Ola Jordan added: ‘So sorry for your loss Chizzy, thinking of you.’
Chizzy replied by saying: ‘Just wanna say thank you for all the messages. I got a bit overwhelmed in the end but I really appreciate the love.’
The actress appeared on Strictly in 2017, where she was paired with professional partner Pasha Kovalev.
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