Carol Vorderman has confirmed that her mother Jean Vorderman has died following a battle with cancer.
The original Countdown presenter paid tribute to her on Twitter on Monday afternoon, after revealing that the funeral had taken place and describing the day as ‘tough.’
In a poignant tweet, she wrote: ‘Some days are tough, today was one of them. Today was my amazing Mum’s funeral….. Rest In Peace Jean Vorderman You will always be loved.’
Carol, who recently opened up about her lengthy personal battle with depression in May caused by her menopause, revealed that her mum had terminal cancer earlier this year in an emotional tribute to her on Mother’s Day in March.
She wrote: ‘A precious Mother’s Day x This wk Mum & I found out she has terminal cancer. She’s 88, beautiful inside and out. I love her beyond measure x.’
The 56-year-old previously spoke about her depression and how the times following her mum’s diagnosis had left her ‘upset.’
Our thoughts are with Carol and her family.
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