Eamonn Holmes breaks silence on mum's death with sweet tribute ahead of her 94th birthday | The Sun

EAMONN Holmes has broken his silence on his mum's tragic death with a tribute ahead of what would've been her 94th birthday.

The TV presenter opened up about his grief last month as his mum Josie was laid to rest at an emotional service in Belfast.


Eamonn, 62, took to Instagram with the sweet photo of himself and his mother cuddled up on a sofa as he paid tribute to her .

Smiling wide for the camera, the broadcaster put his arm around Josie's shoulder in the photo shared to his Instagram followers.

He penned: "So my Birthday today and Mum's tomorrow . She passed away just 2 weeks short of her 94th.

"We shall always be joined at the hip. Sagittarians. Always too alike."

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Eamonn's friends and followers flooded the comments section to send him their best wishes, including a 'Happy Birthday'.

Carol Vorderman wrote under the snap: "What a lovely picture and always together with her at this time."

While former Gogglebox star Lisa Baggs added: "Happy Birthday Eamonn. That's such a lovely photo."

It comes after Eamonn revealed he was "genuinely overwhelmed" after the death of his mother as his family held her funeral.

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She passed away last month aged 93 with Eamonn revealing he and his "four amazing brothers" were there to say goodbye to her.

The Belfast Telegraph reported that Holmes was unable to attend the funeral due to 'health reasons'.

However, the publication said that he did speak virtually to the congregation at St Patrick's Church in Belfast.

The GB News presenter took to Twitter to thank his fans for their support and revealed he's read all their messages.

"To all you genuinely good people who have offered me such kindness and comfort over the death of my Mother, I read all your messages and am genuinely overwhelmed and humbled," he said.

Eamonn, who is married to Loose Women star Ruth Langsford, previously opened up about his relationship with his mum as he branded her his "hero".

The ex-This Morning presenter told how Josie's mind was still "sharp as a tack" and praised her for making him "the man I am".

His dad Leonard died over 30 years ago following a heart attack.

Eamonn recently revealed he was left with a fractured shoulder after a horror fall at his home in Surrey.

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