Richard Blackwood's mum dies

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 December 2020
Richard Blackwood

Richard Blackwood

'Hollyoaks' actor Richard Blackwood's mum has sadly died following a third battle with cancer

Richard Blackwood's mum has died.

The 'Hollyoaks' actor took to Instagram to reveal his mother died in his arms over the weekend after losing her third battle with cancer, and he has thanked all of his friends and fans for "reaching out" to him.

Richard wrote: "I post and write this with a Heavy Heart this morning! I never put too much up over the last few weeks but my close friends and Family knew my mum was fighting her 3rd battle with Cancer! She passed away in my arms last night in front of my Sister, My Niece and my Son!! I’m not going to spend too many words on here cause I just don’t feel too but I want to Thank everyone that was supporting, That was reaching out, even those that just checked in on a how are you in this time!!! I want you to know that will never be forgotten and I appreciate you!!!! (sic)"

Richard – who plays Felix Westwood on the Channel 4 soap – admitted he is "honoured" to be his mum's son, and praised her as the "strongest woman" he knows.

He wrote: "I shall finish on this my mum was the strongest woman I know and to the very end never complained! Always pushing her kids and Grandkids to keep going and not have any Redeye or Hate in your Heart, hence why allot of you saw me Acting in this time or performing doing stand up and trying to make others smile when I wasn’t smiling! The reason I still say God is Good because he is thats how Mum raised us! Mum your watching over us now but I’m honoured to be your Son Love You (sic)"

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