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UNFORGETTABLE star Peter Egan has said he is “absolutely devastated” and “heart is broken” after his “soul mate” wife Myra Frances dies of cancer

The 74-year-old actor shared his grief with fans in what he called “the saddest contribution he has ever had to make” in a moving video

She died in the early hours of Tuesday [Sept. March] at the age of 78

Peter titled the video on Twitter: “This is the saddest post I have ever had to make. My wonderful wife Myra, my friend & soul mate, lost her battle with cancer by 1:30 p.m. Tuesday

“This message is for all of her followers on her FB & Twitter @EganMyra She was the most amazing person. My heart is broken “

In the emotional two-minute clip, the Downton Abbey star spoke lovingly of his late wife, whom he married in February 1977

Fought back tears, he bravely shared, “This is probably the toughest video I’ve ever had to do. I’ve been absent from social media quite a few times lately … and people are asking why

“My wonderful wife of 49 years, Myra, who has long been a wonderful activist for all animals in the world that are important to us

“I find it very difficult to say that my wonderful wife died of cancer in the early hours of Tuesday morning at 1:30 a.m.

“I am absolutely devastated. It is very difficult to think clearly at the moment, but I wanted to share this message with all of your followers and all of my followers, just to say that I would take a break from them for a while.” social media when I sit down and while arranging things for my wonderful wife Myra “

Devastated, Peter continued, “She was the most amazing woman I have ever met I miss her desperately I will announce this more clearly later

“I will continue my campaign – because Myra would have wanted to – because she was the person who taught to be human, compassionate and kind. Goodbye and please everyone is nice”

They share daughter Rebecca, and both stars are huge animal lovers and have taken in several rescue pets over the years

Myra has retired from acting, but Peter has continued to act on the small screen – most recently he played Cassie Stuart’s father Martin Hughes on the ITV series Unforgotten

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World News – GB – The unforgettable star Peter Egan fights tears and says his “heart is broken” when “soul mate” Ms. Myra Frances dies of cancer