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Geordie Shore’s James Tindale left devastated after his father’s ‘unexpected’ death aged 74

‘It feels like a bad dream and I want to wake up’: Geordie Shore’s James Tindale is left devastated as his father Alan passes away unexpectedly at 74

Geordie Shore’s James Tindale has been left devastated after his father passed away unexpectedly at the age of 74 on Sunday.

The reality star, 32, took to Instagram on Monday to share the sad news of his dad Alan’s sudden death, saying he felt like he was in a ‘bad dream and wanted to wake up’ in the heartbreaking post.

Describing his father as his ‘best mate’, James shared a snap of them together in happier times as well as holding his hand in hospital. 

Heartbreak: Geordie Shore ‘s James Tindale has been left devastated after his father passed away unexpectedly at the age of 74 on Sunday

He wrote:  ‘At the weekend my world was literally flipped upside down, Sunday I had to say goodbye to my dad unexpectedly and I honestly feel like it’s all just a bad dream and I’m ready to wake up’.

‘Me and my dad were so close he was the person I always went to when I needed the best advice and he always made me and everyone in the room laugh with his jokes and sense of humour.’

He continued: ‘I’m absolutely devastated and I feel like I’ve been robbed of time but I’m also so grateful for the years having you not only as my dad but a best friend.

‘I wouldn’t be who I am today without you Dad and I promise to make you even prouder than I know you already were, I love you so much dad xxx.’

Happier times: The reality star, 32, (left) shared a snap from a family wedding with his older brother (centre) and father Alan (right)

Happier times: The reality star, 32, (left) shared a snap from a family wedding with his older brother (centre) and father Alan (right) 

RIP: Describing his father as his 'best mate', James shared a snap of them together in happier times as well as holding Alan's hand in hospital

RIP: Describing his father as his ‘best mate’, James shared a snap of them together in happier times as well as holding Alan’s hand in hospital

Candid: The reality star took to Instagram on Monday to share the sad news of his dad Alan's sudden death, saying he felt like he was in a 'bad dream and wanted to wake up'

Candid: The reality star took to Instagram on Monday to share the sad news of his dad Alan’s sudden death, saying he felt like he was in a ‘bad dream and wanted to wake up’ 

James added: ‘I spoke to my dad every single day on the phone and I’d give everything to have him back, even just for one more phone call.

‘You literally never know what’s around the corner so make sure you cherish every single moment with your loved ones x.

James’ famous friends rushed to the comment section to offer their condolences during his difficult time.  

Fellow former Geordie Shore star Vicky Pattison wrote: ‘I’m so sorry James. I can’t imagine what you must be going through, Sending you and your family so much love x.’ 

Rallying round: James' famous friends rushed to the comment section to offer their condolences during his difficult time

Rallying round: James’ famous friends rushed to the comment section to offer their condolences during his difficult time

Sophie Kasaei commented: ‘He made two amazing boys and he will live within you forever James. Forever he will be by you’re side. I love you so much my brother.’ 

Love Island star Paige Turley added: ‘So sorry to hear this James .. my thoughts are with you and the family.’

Geordie Shore’s Bethan Kershaw wrote: ‘So sorry for your loss James sending love strength and healing to you and your family at this difficult time xxx.’  

Nathan Henry also offered his condolences, writing: ‘Sending lots of love James, my thought and prays are with you and your family love you big man’.

Geordie Shore: James (far right) received supportive messages from fellow Geordie Shore stars Charlotte Crosby, Sophie Kasaei and Holly Hagan (pictured together earlier this year)

Geordie Shore: James (far right) received supportive messages from fellow Geordie Shore stars Charlotte Crosby, Sophie Kasaei and Holly Hagan (pictured together earlier this year) 

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