Kerry Katona says she feels guilty for the death of her aunt Angela, who died after suffering with alcohol addiction.
Opening up about the tragic loss in her new! Magazine column, she admitted: "There’s a sense of guilt where I feel like I could have done more to help her.”
“I think we’re all feeling that as a family. She’s left three beautiful, amazing children behind.”
"Alcoholism is a vile disease. Rest in Peace, Ang I love you."
The TV star, 40, told her Instagram followers in a previous post that her aunt had tried to overcome her addiction and get sober before her tragic death.
Katona revealed the special bond with her late aunt: "My beautiful auntie Angela sadly passed away and we're all heartbroken. Angela was more like my sister - I'm an only child and grew up with my Nanny Betty, and me and Ang shared a bedroom."
"She was the most fun and loving person - she was the life and soul of the party. She'd do anything for anybody.”
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"And she was such a clean freak! When she lived with me she must've reorganised my wardrobe about a million and one times."
Paying tribute on Instagram, she shared a series of pictures of herself hugging her aunt at the seaside and at her home.
One picture showed a baby-faced Katona and Angela together after she won I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
She captioned the pictures: "My crazy, beautiful Aunty (more my sister) sadly passed away yesterday!"
"We’re all absolutely heartbroken! Oh Ang I really wish I could rewind and tell you how much I love you and I always wanted to be you when I was little. I should have done more!"
The news hits close to home for Katona who overcame her own battle with addiction 10 years ago and sadly lost her ex-husband George Kay, father to their daughter Dylan-Jorge 'DJ', in 2019 from a suspected drug overdose.
In the early noughties Katona's cocaine addiction, marriage troubles and the loss of her £250,000 Iceland deal made her contemplate ending her own life.
But after years of substance abuse she decided to turn her life around when she checked into a fitness bootcamp with her mum before going to rehab in Arizona a decade ago.
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