Jess Impiazzi reveals her father Colin has died from cancer

Heartbroken Jess Impiazzi reveals her beloved father Colin has died aged 70 following a battle with lung cancer

Jess Impiazzi has revealed her beloved father Colin has died aged 70 following a long battle with lung cancer and other complications. 

The reality TV star, 32, shared a series of sweet images of her father on Instagram after he sadly passed away on Wednesday evening. 

She wrote: ‘Sadly my dad Colin passed away late last night after a year with terminal lung cancer and other complications.

Sad: Heartbroken Jess Impiazzi has revealed her beloved father Colin died on Wednesday night aged 70 following a battle with lung cancer

Sad: Heartbroken Jess Impiazzi has revealed her beloved father Colin died on Wednesday night aged 70 following a battle with lung cancer

She said: 'My dad was a fighter and held on so long. I’ll take that fighting spirit in to my future'

She said: ‘My dad was a fighter and held on so long. I’ll take that fighting spirit in to my future’

‘My dad was a fighter and held on so long. I’ll take that fighting spirit in to my future! 

‘I was able to hold his hand until the very end and that meant the world to me. Rest in peace Papa. I love you very much ❤️❤️.’

Jess, who is in a relationship with footballer Jermaine Pennant, revealed last year that her dad was receiving end of life care as he turned 70.

Love: Jess shared a gallery of images of her beloved dad from over the years

Love: Jess shared a gallery of images of her beloved dad from over the years 

Her hero: She shared a picture of them together when she was just a little girl

Her hero: She shared a picture of them together when she was just a little girl 

Remembering him: Jess also shared some pictures of herself wearing her dad's boots and a picture which captured his personality when he was a younger man

Remembering him: Jess also shared some pictures of herself wearing her dad’s boots and a picture which captured his personality when he was a younger man 

RIP: She shared the news on Instagram writing this sweet post alongside the images - which saw a host of her celebrity pals share their condolences

RIP: She shared the news on Instagram writing this sweet post alongside the images – which saw a host of her celebrity pals share their condolences 

She wrote at the time: ‘Defying the odds! My dad is on end of life care due to lung cancer, vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s and a heart aneurysm.

‘But today he’s made it to his 70th birthday and that we shall celebrate. Happy birthday pops.”

Moreover, Ex On The Beach star Jess became her mother’s primary care giver when she went blind. 

Support: Jess became her mother's primary care giver when she went blind - Debbie was diagnosed with Uveal Effusion, a rare degenerative eye disease which saw her sadly lose her eyesight when Jess was growing up (Pictured in 2016)

Support: Jess became her mother’s primary care giver when she went blind – Debbie was diagnosed with Uveal Effusion, a rare degenerative eye disease which saw her sadly lose her eyesight when Jess was growing up (Pictured in 2016)

Debbie was diagnosed with Uveal Effusion Syndrome, a rare degenerative eye disease which made her lose her eyesight while Jess was growing up. 

In 2018, Jess spoke about her tough life as a teenager during an interview on Loose Women. 

She said at the time: ‘I saw a bit of violence growing up. That was as it was.

‘Then I got into the Italia Conti Theatre School. I got a scholarship for the college in 2006 and it was the best day of my life.’

However, on the same day, she was caring for her nephew, who was aged 13 months, when he died after contracting meningitis and septicaemia.

A few months later, Debbie went blind.

There for her: Jess is currently in a relationship with footballer Jermaine Pennant - pictured in 2018

There for her: Jess is currently in a relationship with footballer Jermaine Pennant – pictured in 2018  

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