STRICTLY Come Dancing star Emma Weymouth was offered words of support from her former co-stars today after her father-in-law Lord Bath died from coronavirus.
Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, sadly passed away yesterday at the age of 87 after being admitted to hospital on March 28.
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Emma, who married his son Viscount Weymouth, confirmed the news today revealing her “deepest sadness”.
She wrote: “It is with the deepest sadness that I share the news that my father in law, Lord Bath, has died at the age of 87.
“Alexander Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, passed away on Saturday.
“He was admitted to the Royal United Hospital in Bath on March 28 where it was confirmed he had the coronavirus.
She thanked the staff for looking after him, writing: “We would like to express our great appreciation for the dedicated team of nurses, doctors and other staff who cared so professionally and compassionately for Alexanders in these extremely difficult times for everyone.”
Her celebs pals rushed to offer words of kindness starting with Emma Barton, who appeared on Strictly with her last series.
She wrote: “So sorry Emma & family.”
Chris Ramsey commented: “So sorry Emma x”, while Alex Scott added: “Sending love Emma to you and the fam x x x.”
Pro dancer Karen Hauer wrote: “Sending you and your family our deepest condolences.”
Pop singer Pixie Lott also paid respects, adding: “I’m so so sorry Emma, Ceawlin and your beautiful family. Sending my love to you all xx”
Lord Bath famously boycotted his son’s wedding to Emma because they argued about his “wifelets”.
The aristocrat had affairs with 70 women, which he referred to as “wifelets”, many of whom women live in estate cottages.
His son Viscount Weymouth – who has managed the business since 2010 – intends to evict them.
His death from coronavirus comes as the number of fatalities in the UK rose by 700 yesterday – the highest amount since the crisis began.
Now, 4,353 people have died from Covid-19 with a further 41,903 confirmed cases.