Sarah Beeny reveals her father Richard has died as she shares an emotional tribute: ‘You were wonderful, fun, supportive and a lover of life’
Sarah Beeny has revealed her father Richard has died.
The presenter, 51, took to Instagram to share an emotional tribute, where she described him as ‘wonderful and a lover of life.’
Posting a gallery of snaps with her dad, Sarah captioned the post: ‘Goodbye my wonderful, fun, supportive, lover of life, father – thank you for just being you – may you rest in peace xxxx.’
Sarah shared a slew of snaps of her architect father Richard, including one snap taken on her wedding day.
Sarah previously revealed Richard’s health struggles after he suffered a stroke six years ago.
Tragic: Sarah Beeny has revealed her father Richard has died, as she took to Instagram on Tuesday to share an emotional tribute
Moving: The presenter took to Instagram to share an emotional tribute, where she descrived him as ‘wonderful and a lover of life’
Moving: Posting a gallery of snaps with her dad, Sarah captioned the post: ‘Goodbye my wonderful, fun, supportive, lover of life, father – thank you for just being you’
She said she didn’t want to reveal his diagnosis to him in case he mistook her for her late mother.
She told The Telegraph: ‘He sometimes knows who I am, then sometimes he doesn’t remember.
‘He knows that his first wife died of breast cancer.
‘He gets lots of things muddled up and my fear is that I tell him, and tell him I’m going to be fine, but he’d remember the fact that I’d got it but not that I was going to get better. He’d think I was my mother.’
Sarah, who battled breast cancer last year, recently revealed she underwent surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes.
She previously revealed their marriage was ‘hanging by fingernails’ after her breast cancer battle in a candid new interview.
Sarah was given the all clear in April 2023 and in June she released her documentary Sarah Beeny vs. Cancer which detailed her cancer journey including her double mastectomy.
This week, Sarah had further surgery after testing positive for the PALB2 gene mutation as she shared a photo of herself and Graham embracing outside hospital.
Challenges: Sarah previously revealed Richard’s health struggles after he suffered a stroke six years ago
Giving her fans an update to Instagram she wrote: ‘Turns out little day surgery to whip out my ovaries and tubes as the last tick box after testing positive for PALB2 gene mutation.’
She added: ‘Isn’t quite the walk in the park I expected and flipping smarts – not feeling quite as jolly as when G dropped me this morning….. x’
The gene called PALB2, which was only discovered in 2006, raises the risk of breast cancer when mutated, like the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.
Earlier this week, Sarah has reflected on her relationship with artist Graham, who took a break from his lucrative career in art to work on renovating their former dairy farm, saying they have both admitted they stayed together for their teenage kids.
They share four children, sons Billy, 18, Charlie, 16, Rafferty, 14, and Laurie, 12.
Speaking on the The Mid.Point podcast with Gabby Logan, Sarah admitted: ‘We’re hanging on in there by our fingernails. I mean, it’s not easy, is it?
‘Graham always said, ‘The day we have to work at our marriage, I’m going to leave’. And I was like, ‘Really?’ But I think he has had to work at it to be honest.’
The star then admitted: ‘I was being particularly horrible, because I have been a bit horrible in the last couple of years to be honest at times.
‘I was being particularly horrible and he said, ‘you know the thing is Sarah, you’re not prepared to leave and have your children half the time, and neither am I, so we’re going to stay together.’
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