Denise Welch has spoken about her loss and grief following the death of her father. On Wednesday morning, the 63-year-old Loose Women fame shared a touching snapshot of herself clasping on her father’s hand on Instagram.
“The words I’ve dreaded saying all of my life. Last night at 11 pm, we lost our dad, the life force that was Vin Welch. After making a miraculous recovery recently from major surgeries, pneumonia plus his existing pulmonary fibrosis was more than even he could take.” She wrote. Further adding to the post she said, “He left us surrounded by his family who could not have loved anyone more. I can’t quite function as I’m so grief-stricken, but I know he meant so much to so many people, even those who’d never met him. I’ve never seen anyone fight to stay longer at a party than dad and last night was no different. He loved life and lived it to the full like no other.”
Denise further continued saying, “The nurses in Ward 6 at Durham University hospital will forever be in our hearts as they gave dad the most peaceful passing anyone could wish for. They adored him and he adored them. Heather, Helen, Lauren, Naz, Chloe, Graham, Debs to name but a few. We will NEVER forget you. Love you dad. Heartbroken.”
Denise’s fellow stars and friends shared their grief. “So, so sorry Denise….he was a one off and there’s going to be one hell of a party in heaven, I know your heart is breaking but grief is the price we pay for love. You will carry him with you always. RIP Vin.” Ruth Langsford wrote. Tamzin Outhwaite shared, “Oh no, I am so so sorry Den… devastated for you, Sending you love & light.” “Oh Denise. I’m sending you so much love at this heartbreaking time. Huge hugs to you and your family.” commented actress Lisa Snowden.