MICHELLE Collins has revealed her mum has died following a two-year cancer battle.
The former EastEnders star, 59, says she’s “devastated” by the loss of the “strongest, kindest woman” she’s ever known.
Sharing a beautiful picture of her with her mum, Michelle wrote on Instagram: “My beautiful Mummy passed away on Friday 30th April . We are all devastated.
“She leaves behind her partner Sid , daughters Vicky and myself , 3 grandchildren Charlotte , Jack and Maia and her nephews and nieces whom she loved very much and her little dog #nano from @alldogsmatter.
“She was the strongest , kindest woman I knew . Fierce , protective , passionate, clever , funny , articulate .
She gave Vicky and I our #drive and #hunger for life.
She was diagnosed with terminal cancer a couple of years ago but had @immunotherapyforcancer treatment which gave her a couple more years .
“Thank you @royalfreelondonnhs #oncology dept for always being so amazing in caring for her .and #thewhittingtonhospital for caring for her at the end also the wonderful 2 #paramedics ( one was called Jack ) who cared for her in the morning .
“You will always be with us mummy . I love you xxx
“I don’t know how the charity shops in #eastfinchley will manage without you!”