EastEnders' Natalie Cassidy reveals her beloved father has died in ...

Natalie Cassidy has revealed that her father died three weeks ago aged 84.

Sharing the heartbreaking news on Instagram, the EastEnders star, 37, explained his death was the reason 'I've been very quiet the last few weeks,' adding: 'I lost my precious daddy three weeks ago today.'

Sharing a photo of herself cuddled up to her dad as she candidly addressed fans, Natalie hailed her late father as being her 'whole world' and said that although she's 'not sure what I'm going to do without him,' her family and friends have been 'making it easier'.

Tragic: Natalie Cassidy, 37, has revealed that her father died three weeks ago aged 84, writing on Instagram: 'I lost my precious daddy three weeks ago today'

Tragic: Natalie Cassidy, 37, has revealed that her father died three weeks ago aged 84, writing on Instagram: 'I lost my precious daddy three weeks ago today'

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'It really is at these times you realise how important relationships,' the Sonia Fowler actress added.

She wrote in full: 'I've been very quiet the last few weeks. I lost my precious daddy three weeks ago today. I wasn't really going to do this post, but I felt I can't come on here and be a knob without letting everyone know that my life has changed.

'He was my whole world and I'm not sure what I'm going to do without him. All I know is my family, friends and work will make it easier. I cannot believe how lucky I am to have such wonderful people in my life.

'It really is at these times you realise how important relationships are and company and friendship and love is so important. Losing anyone is hard. The NEVER seeing someone again is cruel.

She wrote: 'He was my whole world and I'm not sure what I'm going to do without him. All I know is my family, friends and work will make it easier'

She wrote: 'He was my whole world and I'm not sure what I'm going to do without him. All I know is my family, friends and work will make it easier'

'But it's part of life. And we go on and have our memories. Charles William Cassidy 1937-2021. The best dad and grandad in the world. We miss you so much but we have each other because of you.'

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