Mollie King ‘heartbroken’ after father dies of brain tumor days after birth of first child

Mollie King announced that her father died a few days after giving birth to her daughter last week.

On Saturdays, the singer shared the sad news in an Instagram post, adding that her father was “waiting an extra few days” to meet the family’s new arrival.

King, 35, and his partner, cricketer Stuart Broad, recently gave birth to their first child named Annabella. On Thursday, November 24, they announced her birth with two snapshots of them taking turns hugging and kissing her.

But in his last post on Wednesday night (November 30), Living for the Weekend The singer has confirmed that her father, Stephen King, has passed away.

While sharing a series of family photos, she captioned: “His heart is too broken for words. In August, my family’s world was shattered when my father was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

“Last week we had to face and say goodbye to the day we hoped would never come. Dad, we love you with all our hearts and will miss you every day.

“You have become our hero and it is impossible to imagine our life without you. You were always there for us every step of the way, and you even waited a few more days to meet baby Annabella.”

King continued: “You gave us your all. You will be in our hearts and memories every day.”

Friends and fans of the pop singer filled their comments with condolences and best wishes to his family.

While sending her love, former bandmate Frankie Bridge, Una Healy, who is also a member of The Saturdays, said, “I’m so sorry for your loss, he was a great father and person. I love you very much. Let it RIP.

BBC Radio 1 presenter Jordan North wrote: “Oh Mollie. I am so sorry to hear this news. I am thinking of you and sending my love to you and your entire family.”

Before love island host Laura Whitmore added: “Oh, I’m so sorry Mollie. Sending you all my love.”

Between star Emily Atack, radio host Clara Amfo, ex Great British Bake Contestant Candice Brown and others also left messages of condolence.

In her post announcing Annabella’s arrival last week, King wrote: “Welcome to the world, Annabella Broad. We’ve never been so in love.”

King and Broad first met in 2012, but did not become a couple until 2018. They briefly broke up but reunited in February 2019 and dated for three years until Broad proposed on New Year’s Day in 2021.

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