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Danny Dyer is suffering fresh heartbreak after his beloved grandmother has died.
The 43 year old is yet to comment on the devastating news, but his mum confirmed her passing on social media.
Chrissie Dyer Meakin wrote to her 4,000 Twitter followers: "I didn't see my little mum for 10 days when she was in hospital and a wonderful doctor allowed me to give her a cuddle wearing full PPE.
"They let me take her home so she could die in her own house."
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She continued: "I will be eternally grateful to that wonderful doctor giving me that last cuddle and a chat. I miss her dreadfully."
Chrissie revealed her mum had been taken to hospital with pneumonia in July amid fears she had contracted the deadly coronavirus.
She wrote at the time: "My little mum is in hospital with pneumonia. Not Covid thank f**k.
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"I'm taking up parcels and phoning her, but not being able to visit her is f**king devastating."
Danny's daughter, Love Island winner Dani Dyer, responded: "Hope she's OK."
EastEnders actor Danny is gearing up to become a grandparent for the first time himself as 24 year old Dani is pregnant with her first child.
He told OK! magazine last month: "We're excited. It's the start of a new era. I've just got to try to get my head around the fact I could be a great-grandad by the time I'm 60. That's what freaks me out.
"Then a great-great-grandad by the time I'm 80. But I should've known this was coming. I had her [Dani] when I was 18."
He continued: "She's gonna be a great mum. And there is no advice to give on that, really, there's not a book you can read. It’s all b******s.
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"You naturally become maternal or paternal and you’re just along for the ride.
"She's done so well for herself and she's a lovely, kind human being. That's all you want to do with your kids – bring up good-natured, gentle human beings.
"Then I think your job's done – and when they're skint just whack 'em in Love Island and it turns their life around!"
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