This is just heartbreaking.
On Tuesday, it was confirmed that Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery‘s fianc├â┬⌐ John Dineen has died at the age of 34. The Irish PR professional’s passing comes after a battle with a rare form of cancer.
The brunette beauty’s rep confirmed that her love died on Sunday while in hospice care — only two days before her own birthday. Apparently, the Emmy nominee flew back from the U.S. to Ireland and was by John’s side as he passed away at the Cork’s Marymount Hospice.
Dineen, who had previously worked in London, relocated back to Ireland earlier this year to spend time with his parents after his tragic cancer diagnosis.
Miz Dockery’s spokesperson shared:
“The family is very grateful for the support and kindness they have received but would kindly request that they are left to grieve in private.”
Though the 34-year-old has remained relatively quiet about her relationship to the late industry executive, the pair have been linked since costar Allen Leech introduced them back in 2013.
Our hearts go out to Michelle, as well as John’s loved ones, during this particularly trying time!
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