The death of Jonnie Irwin has been announced tonight (February 2) following a cancer battle, leaving behind his wife and three sons.
The A Place in the Sun star was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2020. It then spread to his brain.
TV star Jonnie revealed his diagnosis publicly in November 2022.
Jonnie Irwin has sadly died following his cancer battle (Credit: Photo by Shutterstock)
Jonnie Irwin cancer battle
Now, Jonnie’s family have sadly confirmed he’s passed away.
Posting a picture of Jonnie and his wife on the star’s Instagram, a statement read: “It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Jonnie’s passing. A truly remarkable soul, he fought bravely against cancer with unwavering strength and courage. Jonnie touched the lives of so many with his kindness, warmth, and infectious spirit.
“At this time, we kindly ask for the privacy of Jonnie’s family as they navigate through this profound loss. Their grief is immeasurable, and your thoughts, prayers, and support are deeply appreciated.
“As we remember the beautiful moments shared with Jonnie, let us celebrate a life well-lived and a legacy that will forever be etched in our hearts. Jonnie may be gone from our sight, but his love, laughter, and memories will live on.
“Rest in peace, dear Jonnie. You will be dearly missed, but never forgotten.”
In March 2023, Jonnie issued a heartbreaking update on his cancer battle as he detailed the daily struggle he faced.
Jonnie has son Rex and twins, Rafa and Cormac, with wife Jessica.
He told The Sun: “I tried to play football with Rex the other day and was in goal and I couldn’t get near the ball. It was so frustrating.
“I’m very sporty and suddenly it;s just like… it was as if it was the first time I’d attempted football. I felt like a granddad. And that broke me a bit. I always thought, ‘I’m an older dad but I’ll be leading from the front’ but I’m now at the back.”