Vanessa Feltz ‘truly heartbroken’ over death of fiancé’s little brother

Vanessa Feltz has said she is "truly heartbroken" following the death of her fiance's younger brother.

The TV star posted a picture of her partner Ben Ofoedu's brother Roy on Instagram as she told her fans that he had passed away at the age of 47.

"I am truly heartbroken at the tragic loss of Ben's beautiful brother," she wrote.

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"A gentle gentleman."

The sad news came not long after Vanessa's daughter Saskia welcomed a baby girl called Cecily.

"We've had such a whirlwind of a time in the last couple of days," Vanessa, 60, said in a video on Instagram.

"In the space of 12 hours Ben lost his beautiful brother Roy at the age of just 47 and about seven, eight hours later the beautiful Cecily Violet was born so we have experienced the whole circle of life in less than 24 hours in our family."

She went on: "It really is an absolute whirlwind of emotions and we are just clinging onto each other and we are taking tremendous joy from the baby."

Ben, who has been engaged to Vanessa for 16 years, also paid tribute to Roy on social media.

Sharing photos of his late sibling on Instagram, he wrote: "My heart is broken baby bro.

"I love you so much and know we will see each other again.

"Rest in eternal peace.

"Roy Ofoedu 12/03/75 -16/09/2022," he added, along with a string of broken heart emojis.

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Vanessa was among those to post in the comments section, writing: "Darling Ben I am devastated at the tragically premature loss of your beloved brother. I love you too much to see you in such pain.

"You have my heart, my hand and my prayers my love."

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