EastEnders star Michelle Collins devastated as mum dies following two-year cancer battle

Michelle Collins has revealed her mum Mary has died after a two-year battle with cancer.

The 59 year old EastEnders star took to her Instagram feed to announce the sad news with her 62,200 followers as she shared a gorgeous snap of herself posing with her late mum. The snap sees Michelle dressed in all black as her mum wears a stylish shirt.

In the caption, she wrote: "My beautiful Mummy passed away on Friday 30 th April . [sic]

"We are all devastated . She leaves behind her partner Sid , daughters Vicky and myself , 3 grandchildren Charlotte , Jack and Maia and her nephews and nieces whom she loved very much and her little dog #nano from @alldogsmatter [sic]

"She was the strongest , kindest woman I knew . Fierce , protective , passionate, clever , funny , articulate . She gave Vicky and I our #drive and #hunger for life ." [sic]

Michelle went on to speak about Mary's cancer as she continued: "She was diagnosed with terminal cancer a couple of years ago but had @immunotherapyforcancer treatment which gave her a couple more years .Thank you @royalfreelondonnhs". [sic]

The star continued her emotional speech by thanking all those who cared for her mum. She wrote: "#oncology dept for always being so amazing in caring for her .and #thewhittingtonhospital for caring for her at the end also The wonderful 2 #paramedics ( one was called Jack ) who cared for her in the morning ." [sic]

The soap actress then addressed her mum directly as she added: "You were always be with us mummy . I love you xxx I don’t know how the charity shops in #eastfinchley will manage without you !" [sic]

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