CONDOLENCES CAME from all corners of the creative world over the weekend as news surfaced that British actor and comedian Richard Blackwood’s mother had passed away.
The Bad Boyz and Hollyoaks star took to social media to express his thanks to those who had supported him and his family at close quarters during the challenging time.
“I post and write this with a Heavy Heart this morning!,” Blackwood wrote on Instagram.
“I never put too much up over the last few weeks but my close friends and Family knew my mum was fighting her 3rd battle with Cancer!
“She passed away in my arms last night in front of my Sister, My Niece and my Son!! I’m not going to spend too many words on here cause I just don’t feel too but I want to Thank everyone that was supporting, That was reaching out, even those that just checked in on a how are you in this time!!!
“I want you to know that will never be forgotten and I appreciate you!!!! I shall finish on this my mum was the strongest woman I know and to the very end never complained!
“Always pushing her kids and Grandkids to keep going and not have any Redeye or Hate in your Heart, hence why allot of you saw me Acting in this time or performing doing stand up and trying to make others smile when I wasn’t smiling!
“The reason I still say God is Good because he is that’s how Mum raised us! Mum your watching over us now but I’m honoured to be your Son Love You.”
Friend and fellow comedian Angie Le Mar wrote: “Richard we are here for you. RIP to your wonderful mother.”
Artist Osh, who lost his father earlier this year, posted: “Sorry for the loss of your other. Prayers to you ad your family.”
MMA fighter Michael Venom Page said: “Sending you so much positive energy brother, this hurts my heart to read so can’t imagine how your feeling. Love to you and the family king.”