Richard E Grant shares heartbreaking message ahead of late wife Joan's funeral09/09/2021
Richard E Grant has opened up on the ‘depth’ of his sorrow as he prepares to say a final goodbye to late wife, Joan Washington.
The Withnail and I actor, 64, confirmed that his wife of 35 years died last week, at the age of 71, sharing a heartbreaking video of the couple dancing together.
Taking to Twitter this morning, he revealed that her funeral will be taking place today, with their daughter Olivia and their loved ones gathering to pay their respects.
‘35 years ago we pledged “In Sickness and in Health”,’ he wrote. ‘That Time has come for us today, as @OliviaGranted & I and our friends gather for the funeral of my beloved wife, Joan.
‘The depth of our sorrow mirrored by the magnitude of our love.’
Fans were quick to flood the post with love, offering their support to the star.
‘Before I got married, I didn’t hold any store by it,’ he told the Independent, explaining his outlook soon ‘changed’.
‘My parents were divorced when I was 11 and it made such a profound impression on my life that I suppose I thought that by not getting married, you could avoid your life being carved in two. But that changed.’
They went on to welcome daughter Olivia together, while Joan is also mum to son Tom, from her first marriage.
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