Jane McDonald shares emotional message with fans

Jen Crothers
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Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

Jane McDonald has thanked fans for their support after the death of her fiance Eddie Rothe - and admits she now realises 'life is for living'.

The singer and cruise queen lost partner Eddie last month after he was diagnosed with lung cancer. But she's trying to see the positive in his passing, determined to live life to the fullest.  

"If we know anything about what has happened in this past year, it's that life is too short," she told The Mirror. "This has taught me that life is for living and I will live it even more when we are allowed out again."

Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images
Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

"We all think, 'I'd better not spend that,' but I tell you something, I'm going to spend a lot and I'm going to have the best time because you just don't know when you're going to be able to do it again."

She also thanked fans for thinking of her during this difficult time, on her website. 

"I want to thank everyone most sincerely for the wonderful cards and messages of support that I have received since the awful news was announced that I had lost my beloved Ed," she wrote. "I’m so touched by each and every one.

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"All the kind thoughts and words have meant so much to me and many of you have let me know that you are going through the same thing as me having lost loved ones and I wish you all love and strength back.

"I’m hugely grateful for everyone who very kindly donated to the Just Giving page for Wakefield Hospice in Ed’s memory.

"It’s been a tough time for us all recently and I know that better days are ahead.

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Photo credit: Dave J Hogan - Getty Images

Last month (April), Eddie's death was announced. In a statement, Jane said, "It is with immense sadness that we share the news that Jane’s beloved life partner, Ed, passed away on Friday 26th March.

"He had been battling lung cancer for the last few months. We would like to thank everyone for all their help and support during this very difficult time, especially the NHS staff and the wonderful team at The Wakefield Hospice."

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