Jonnie Irwin’s heartbroken wife has paid tribute to her husband after his death aged 50.
The news was announced on Jonnie’s Instagram account last night (Friday February 2) that the presenter, who was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in 2020, had sadly died.
It came just a week after the A Place In The Sun host revealed he hadn’t slept in six nights and was in hospital waiting for an MRI scan.
Following the family’s heartbreaking statement tributes to Jonnie poured in. Jonnie’s wife, Jessica, has also updated her own social media with a message to her husband.
Jonnie Irwin was a popular TV presenter – pictured in 2008 before his cancer diagnosis (Credit: Jonathan Hordle/Shutterstock)
Jonnie Irwin’s wife pays tribute
“Good night my favourite,” she wrote alongside a picture of him laughing at a dinner table.
“Thank you for everything. I will always love you. The hardest day has come, a day I prayed wouldn’t come. It’s with all the the sadness in the world that I confirm Jonnie has passed away earlier today.
“His magical brain that continued to fight to the end has now gone to sleep. He has given me more than I could ever have wished for, eight bonkers years of love and adventure and three amazing boys.”
She heartbreakingly continued: “I will continue to make you proud but only with your love still finding me and guiding me for the rest of my life, me and the boys still need you.
“Jonnie you really were the most handsome man I ever knew and I am so sorry for this cruel end. It really wasn’t fair and you didn’t deserve any of this. You gave so much time to others and touched everyone you met, I have never experienced anything like the effect you had on people. I love you so much and forever proud of you.”
Fans have offered an outpouring of love following Jonnie’s death (Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock)