Peter Egan is devastated to lose his ‘soulmate’ (Picture: Rex, Twitter, @PeterEgan)
Unforgotten actor Peter Egan has announced the death of his beloved wife Myra Frances.
Myra died on Tuesday morning after fighting cancer and news of her death was announced on Wednesday.
Peter informed his Twitter followers: ‘This is the saddest post I will ever have to make. My wonderful wife Myra, my friend & soulmate lost her battle with cancer at 1.30am on Tuesday.
‘This message is for all her followers on her FB & Twitter @EganMyra. She was the most amazing human being. My heart is broken.’
The 74-year-old also shared a video in which he paid tribute to Myra while sharing his devastation at losing his ‘soulmate’.
‘I’ve been absent from social media quite a lot recently, people asking why and indeed so is my wonderful wife of 49 years Myra, who like me has been a very active campaigner for a long time for all of the animals of the world that we care about,’ Peter began.
He continued: ‘I’m finding it very difficult to say that my wonderful wife died of cancer in the early hours of Tuesday morning at 1.30am, and I’m absolutely devastated and it’s very hard to think straight at the moment.
Peter and Myra shared a daughter, Rebecca (centre) (Picture: Rex)
‘But I wanted to share this message with her followers and all of my followers just to say that I’ll be taking a break from social media while I get myself together and while I arrange things for my wonderful wife Myra.’
Peter shared: ‘She was the most amazing woman I’ve ever met, I miss her desperately and I will make a clearer announcement about this later and I will carry on my campaigning because she was the person who taught me to be human, to be compassionate to be kind and empathetic.
‘Goodbye for now, and please everyone be kind.’
Peter and Myra had been married for 45 years after meeting on-set of TV drama The Organization, in which they both starred, in 1972 before tying the knot four years later.
Myra was a retired actress but Peter is best known for his roles as Nicola Walker’s on-screen dad, Martin Hughes, in ITV series Unforgotten, as well as his role as Paul in After Life and Hugh ‘Shrimpie’ MacClare, Marquess of Flintshire in Downton Abbey.
The couple shared one child, daughter Rebecca who is also an actress.
Credit: Original article published here.