COMEDIAN Dapper Laughs reveals his 92-year-old grandfather has died after contracting Covid and has only 24 hours left to live.
Dapper, 37 years old, real name Daniel O’Reilly, revealed the sad news on Instagram and told how he is feeling “depressed” at the loss of his “best friend”.
Along with the announcement, Dapper shared a series of adorable photos with his grandfather, including some of the comedian’s two children with wife Shelley Rae.
One of the photos is a screenshot from his mother, who told Dapper, “you are one of his best friends… he loves you so much and really admires you. .”
The comedian posted a lengthy letter telling fans about the “difficult” time his family has just endured.
“Last night I lost my grandfather, it wasn’t an easy week for the family, on Monday he was given life 24 hours after testing positive,” he began the heartbreaking announcement. .
“I feel really sad, it’s a strange feeling knowing that you’ll never see someone again, he was a huge part of my childhood.”
Dapper explained how his grandfather’s health was declining.
“Over the past five years, Alzheimer’s disease has slowly taken him away from us, but my mom and uncle have taken care of him, to be honest, it has slowly destroyed our family, challenging some relationships, some broken up, but they cared about him the best they could & throughout all we are in the end my Nan, the glue that holds the family together, the same span the time Shelly lost her father and Nan.
“It is so difficult.”
The comedian then opened up about the last months of his grandfather’s life.
“He hasn’t talked much for the past year or so, the only time I’ve really seen him light up is when I take the kids around, he has a connection with Roux, she’s attracted to him, she’s attracted to her. hovering around his chair. & he would sit in silence & make silly faces, like a flash of the old man he was still there on the surface,” he explained.
“When he can talk, he always remembers me but can’t remember what I did and he always asks me, what do you do?
“It’s a bit sad but I LOVE telling him I’m a comedian because he gets so excited every time I tell him, and I’ll sit and tell him I do what I love. and he would be proud.”
Dapper added: “He’s 92, great games, and with no way to live, with dementia, whoever takes care of the elderly, I really take my hat off to you. I really do. so.”
“I’ve been depressed and sad the last few days and can feel myself entering a negative cycle but I’m going to break it today and get off the sofa, I’m going back to fighting whatever it is. any negative vibes & will be upbeat.
“Mom, Dennis & Gren, I love you all. I’m so sorry for the years and loss of you, he’s with Grandmar right now.”
He finished: “Hold your loved ones close this Xmas.”
Presentable known on Facebook, YouTube and Vine – and best known for the ITV2 series Dapper Laughs: On the Pull.
He has done Celebrity Big Brother’s comeback 2018, where he questioned Shelley Rae, his current wife, was broadcast live after he was evicted from home.
Shelley gave birth to a baby girl named Neve in December 2016, and the couple welcomed a second daughter in 2018.
The comedian withdrew from the limelight after his show – On The Pull – was dropped by ITV in 2014 and since his father Pat passed away in 2016.
He was criticized after he joked that a female spectator was “gagging to rape” during one of his stand-up routines.
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