Made In Chelsea star's heartbreaking tribute as three-month-old godson tragically passes away

Joshua Patterson and godson
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Made In Chelsea star Joshua Patterson, has revealed the heart-wrenching news that his baby godson has tragically passed away at only three months old.

The proud dad to India, whom he shares with his former co-star and ex Binky Felstead, described this period as an 'incredibly dark time', as he paid heartfelt tribute to his 'inspirational' godson.

A champion of mental and physical health, Josh took to social media on Sunday, to express his gratitude to his 441K followers for their unwavering support. Following his thanks during hard times, he confirmed the sad news that his beloved godson, Archie had "passed away in his sleep."

Supporting his thoughtful words, the popular reality star posted a touching picture of himself with baby Archie and shared the heartfelt poem he recited at his memorial service, reports OK! Magazine.

In a post filled with grief, Josh penned: "With little context thank you for your constant messages of kindness and support over the past three weeks. This is a tough thing to write, On the 17th June my Godson Archie tragically passed away in his sleep, he was only 3 months old.

Joshua Patterson is a proud dad to daughter India -Credit:Instagram

"Friday was his cremation and memorial to say our final goodbyes. I was asked to read a poem alongside his other godfather, a good friend of mine at his cremation. It was one of the hardest things I have done, and will ever have to do.

"I took some time away to be home and close to his parents, who have been so unbelievable brave during this incredible dark time, and for myself to try and process what has happened. I have grown up with his parents and adore them greatly, it made my love for Archie even stronger, and the meaning behind being his godfather even more special."

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He continued: "I hope he can see the impact he will have on so many lives around the world. He will be the inspiration behind so much of what I now do. The pain I feel will be converted over time into something powerful, something I hope will help others in a time of struggle.

"I love you Archie, I hope where ever you are it's a happy and peaceful place. One day we will be reunited, when that day comes with a big smile on our faces, we can celebrate all the things we've shared together in spirit."

Josh also revealed a copy of the heartfelt poem named 'A letter from heaven' that he painful read during his godson's memorial service and labelled as the "hardest thing" he's ever done.

The touching poem says: "To my dearest family and friends. Some things I'd like to say. But first of all to let you know that I arrived okay. I'm writing this from heaven. Where I dwell with god above. Where there are no tears or sadness, there is just eternal love.

"Please do not be unhappy. Just because I'm out of sight. Remember that I'm with you. Every morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you. When my life on earth was through. God picked me up and hugged me. And said. 'I welcome you'

"Then god gave me a list of things he wished for me to do. And foremost on that list of mine. Is to watch and care for you. I will be beside you. Every day of the week and yea. And when you're sad I'm standing there. To wipe away the tear."

It continued: "And when you lie in bed at night. The day's chores put to flight. God and I are closest to you in the middle of the night.

"When you think of my life on earth. And all those loving years. Because you're only human. There are bound to be some tears. If you can help someone who's in sorrow or in pain. Then you can say to god at night. My day was not in vain.

"And now I am contented that my life it was worthwhile. Knowing as I passed through life. I made somebody smile."

The poem concluded: "When you're walking down the street and i am on your mind. I'm walking in your footsteps. Only half a step behind.

"And when you feel a gentle breeze of wind upon your face. I'm giving you a great big hug. Or just a soft embrace. When it's time for you to go from your body to be free. Remember. you are not going. You are coming home to me."

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