Simon Thomas shares heartbreaking tribute to late wife Gemma four weeks after her shock death

Posted on Dec 23 2017 - 5:26pm by admin

Simon Thomas paid heartbreaking tribute to his wifeSimon Thomas paid heartbreaking tribute to his wife [Simon Thomas/Instagram]

The Blue Peter presenter lost his wife Gemma in November just three days after she was diagnosed with cancer. 

Sharing a beautiful picture of his 8 year old son Ethan kissing her, Simon reflected on the month with a heartbreaking post. 

“Four weeks ago today Gemma entered her final hour,” he said. 

Simon Thomas' wife Gemma died at the end of NovemberSimon Thomas’ wife Gemma died at the end of November [Gemma Thomas/Instagram]

“Four long weeks. Four pain-filled weeks. Four life changing weeks and yet I still can’t comprehend that she’s gone. 

“I have that eternal hope, but right now it just hurts. It hurts so much, but the darkness will not overcome me. #gemma #lightinthedarkness.”

The Spy Sports presenter was flooded with messages of support from fans. 

Simon Thomas wife GemmaGemma Thomas recently celebrated her 40th birthday [Gemma Thomas/Instagram]

“Keep talking… it helps and there’s no shame. There’s buckets of empathy for you,” one wrote. 

Another added: “Keep strong Simon, a lot of love for you and your family, make sure your boy has a great Christmas.”

“Stay strong Simon, both for yourself and for Ethan. In our thoughts & prayers,” wrote a third. 

Simon Thomas said it's the 'hardest pain he has ever felt ever'Simon Thomas said it’s the ‘hardest pain he has ever felt ever’ [Simon Thomas/Instagram]

Simon announced the heartbreaking news that his wife Gemma had died – just three days after she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of blood cancer.

Simon told The Mirror that Gemma felt ill and visited her GP where she was advised to rest. 

“She felt very unwell last weekend and we took her to the doctor’s three times, but three times they didn’t seem concerned,” he said.

The 44 year old said that she started chemotherapy on the Tuesday night, and although she initially responded well, her condition quickly worsened and she died just days later surrounded by family and friends.

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