Comedian Tom Allen has revealed he is ‘total shock’ after his beloved dad died suddenly on Tuesday night
Apprentice star Tom Allen has revealed he is in ‘total shock’ after the sudden death of his dad Paul on Tuesday night.
The comedian took to Instagram to share his tragic news as he told followers his 80-year-old dad suffered a heart attack at home.
Tom has been open about his close bond with his parents, joking in his stand-up routines about moving in with them as an adult.
Sharing his loss on social, Tom wrote: “I’m so sad to report that my wonderful dad has died. It was a total shock.
“He was with mum and he had a heart attack last night.
“He grew up in one room in Penge and worked hard every day of his life.
“He said things like ‘You can never run out of love’ and ‘Always go into everything with a good heart’.
“He was also inclined to write ‘shove it’ in a birthday card.”
Tom, 38, said he wanted to share his loss to help him in the ‘grieving process’.
“It feels like part of the grieving process that I wanted to tell you: He was a wonderful kind man and we love him very much.
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“Here he is on his 80th earlier this year with me and my brother.”
Tom was instantly inundated with messages of support from his celebrity friends and followers.
Fellow comedian Alan Carr posted: “Oh Tom, so sorry for you. Love to you and your family”
Ex-footballer Jamie Redknapp commented: “So sorry to hear this Tom”
Former Coronation Street actress Catherine Tyldesley said she was sending “love and strength” to Tom and his family.
In May this year, Tom revealed that his parents had ‘finally thrown him out’ of their home in Bromley at the age of 37 after he moved in with them as an adult.
Appearing on the Lorraine Show, Tom told the host: “I’ve moved out, I’ve got my own place” before joking how happy his folks were to ‘wave him off.’
Tom, who filmed his ‘Locked In’ Instagram series from his parents’ home, went on to admit that he’s yet to purchase any furniture for his new bachelor pad.
“‘I have no furniture, I just have a bed, so I’m ever lying down or standing up!” he joked.
Speaking to the Times in July he said: “Apart from a couple of years renting a flat, I’ve always lived at home with my parents.
“Earlier this year, at the age of 37, I finally bought a place of my own.
“It isn’t a chichi apartment in central London but a little terraced house five minutes from my parents’ place. Now I feel as if I’ve suddenly grown up.”