Jeremy McConnell has been left devastated after his father died on Friday following a short battle with cancer, just weeks after Jeremy found out that he is the father of Stephanie Davies’ baby.
The Irish model had previously revealed that his mother, brother and sister died within months of eachother when he was a teenager.
Speaking to The Sun, Jeremy’s rep confirmed: “On Friday 3rd March 2017 Jeremy McConnell’s father passed away after a short battle with cancer.
“We ask that Jeremy is given space and privacy at this incredibly sad time.”
Opening up about the tragic deaths of his family as a teen, Jeremy previously shared: “When I was 15 I was at my cousin’s and my mum fell asleep.
“I got back about two hours later and she was gone – she had a brain haemorrhage.
“Shortly after that my brother broke his neck in a motorbike accident.
“After that, my sister had a heart attack – she suffered with epilepsy. All in the space of 15 months.
“Of course I miss them, I loved them dearly, but I think that’s what levelled me out a bit – I express myself the way I want to. I just grew up really fast.”
The news of Jeremy’s tragic loss comes just hours after the 27-year-old star shared the first photo of himself with his newborn son, Caben-Ali.
Jez posted a photo of himself cuddling the tot alongside a heart emoji caption.
The Celebrity Big Brother star had denied that he was the father of ex-girlfriend Stephanie’s baby throughout her pregnancy but after a paternity test confirmed that he is the dad he relocated to Liverpool so that he can be close to his son.
Jeremy is yet to publicly comment on the loss of his father and we are sending him all of our love at this incredibly sad time.