Bobby Davro's fiancée Vicky Wright has tragically passed away at the age of 63, her family has announced today.
Vicky's daughter Kelly Wright-Warhurst shared the sad news on her mother's Twitter account, writing: "Hello everyone. Some incredibly devastating news to share as my wonderful mum Vicky has sadly passed away this morning.
"I wanted to use this platform to let you all know, as I know how much she valued all your love and support in so many ways."
Vicky was the daughter of football legend Sir Billy Wright and singer Joy Beverley, and was diagnosed last year with the same cancer that had caused her father's death.
Tributes were quick to pour in for the late singer and actress, with one writing: "RIP Vicky. You are the lovliest lady I have ever met and had the pleasure of working with. Thoughts are with Kelly, Bobby and all the family. Heartbreaking."
"Devastating news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and @BobbyDavro1 and the wider family. Such a lovely lady. We had hoped her Billy story would come to London too, but what a fabulous tribute she made. #RIPVicky" added another
And a third added: "Stunned by this news. Vicky was such a warm, generous soul with a real lust for life. When I told her that Billy had been my Dad’s hero, she sent him a signed photo of him. It still takes pride of place on Dad’s mantelpiece now. Sending love to Bobby & all the family x"
Kelly's passing comes just days after her fiancé Bobby, 64, opened up about her battle with pancreatic cancer.
In a moving interview with the Daily Star, the actor was overcome with emotion as he tearfully explained how the couple were coping.
He told the publication it was "horrific" to see someone as "beautiful as her" suffer.
“It’s extremely, extremely, extremely painful," he said.
“Thank goodness I’ve got my work because it keeps my mind off this for a bit of time."
The 64 year old has just completed a run of Easter pantos and is set to perform a stand-up charity gig with his old friend Jim Davidson in Great Yarmouth to raise money for The Caister Lifeboat Appeal.
Bobby continued: “I don’t want the fact I’m keeping working to sound selfish. Everyone who knows me knows it’s just a distraction for a bit of time from trying to help Vicky.
“I need to see people laughing, and I like that I can still make people laugh while dealing with this. Vicky’s illness is a tragedy, and it’s been a personal and family tragedy until now. But now I hope talking about it can help other people.”
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