Waterloo Road actress husband dies aged 32

Waterloo Road actress Holly Matthews has paid tribute to her 'incredible husband' after he tragically died aged just 32.

Ross Blair, son of ex-Aston Villa and Coventry City player Andy Blair, died in Myton Hospice after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Holly, 32, shared her heartbreak after his passing on Saturday, describing him as the 'best dad'.

Ross has been fighting a rare grade-4 primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET) since 2014 and has undergone brain surgery and chemotherapy.

Waterloo Road actress Holly Matthews has paid tribute to her 'incredible husband' after he tragically died aged just 32 (pictured together on their wedding day)

Waterloo Road actress Holly Matthews has paid tribute to her 'incredible husband' after he tragically died aged just 32 (pictured together on their day)

Ross Blair, son of ex-Aston Villa and Coventry City player Andy Blair, died in Myton Hospice after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour (with their children Brooke and Texas)

Ross Blair, son of ex-Aston Villa and Coventry City player Andy Blair, died in Myton Hospice after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour (with their children Brooke and Texas)

Confirming his death, Holly said: 'Just as the final whistle was blowing for the end of Saturday football, my incredible husband took his last breath.

'He was surrounded by me, his mum (Dionne Blair), dad (Andy Blair) and sister (Ashley Blair), peacefully and with the support of the incredible Myton Hospice staff.

'The loss we are feeling is unfathomable right now and breaking the news to my daughters was extremely tough, but we are supporting each other and taking it one step at a time.'

Ross had been given only a 50/50 chance of surviving more than five years when he was diagnosed.

Ross has been fighting a rare grade-4 primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET) since 2014 and has undergone brain surgery and chemotherapy

Ross has been fighting a rare grade-4 primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET) since 2014 and has undergone brain surgery and chemotherapy

Confirming his death, Holly said: 'Just as the final whistle was blowing for the end of Saturday football, my incredible husband took his last breath'

But he had responded well to

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