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Heart FM DJ Jamie Theakston shares loving tribute to his mother after finding out she has died

‘Her pathway to heaven was as spectacular as she was’: Jamie Theakston shares loving tribute to his mother after finding out she died on the morning of Christmas Eve

Jamie Theakston has shared a loving tribute to his mother after finding out she had died on the morning of Christmas Eve.

The Heart FM DJ, 52, has been in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, in the build-up to the Christmas period and last night he watched the northern lights, also known as Aurora Borealis.

But on Saturday morning he sadly was handed the news that his beloved mum had passed away, and he shared a picture of the beautiful dancing waves of light to commemorate how ‘spectacular she was’.

Tribute: Jamie Theakston has shared a loving tribute to his mother after finding out she had died on the morning of Christmas Eve

Writing to his 48,000 Instagram followers on Saturday afternoon, Jamie penned: ‘So after a night in awe of the Aurora Borealis, I woke up to the news my mother had died.

‘I’m not a religious person, but I think it’s fair to say her pathway to heaven was as spectacular as she was.

‘I love you mum’. 

Friends and fans came to his aid with messages of support, including former footballer Jamie Redknapp who said: ‘Thinking of you mate ❤️’.

Terrible news: The Heart FM DJ, 52, was sadly handed the news that his beloved mum had passed away, and he shared a picture of the beautiful northern lights to commemorate how 'spectacular she was'

Terrible news: The Heart FM DJ, 52, was sadly handed the news that his beloved mum had passed away, and he shared a picture of the beautiful northern lights to commemorate how ‘spectacular she was’

Support: Jamie shared a picture of the beautiful dancing waves of light to commemorate how 'spectacular she was' - and his friends and fans came to his support in the comments

Support: Jamie shared a picture of the beautiful dancing waves of light to commemorate how ‘spectacular she was’ – and his friends and fans came to his support in the comments

GB News presenter Eamonn Holmes, who recently lost his mother, added: ‘So sorry Jamie – It’s the phonecall we all dread.

‘Just been through it myself. Sincere Condolences.’

Former Scottish rugby union player Thom Evans penned: ‘Very sorry for your loss mate x’.

 

Holiday: Jamie been in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, in the build-up to the Christmas period and last night he watched the northern lights, also known as Aurora Borealis

Holiday: Jamie been in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, in the build-up to the Christmas period and last night he watched the northern lights, also known as Aurora Borealis

This Morning host Dermot O’Leary similarly added: ‘So sorry Jamie x’.

His co-star on Heart Radio, Ashley Roberts, said: ‘Sending so much love’.

Jamie, who hails from Cuckfield in West Sussex but lives in London with his wife Sophie Theakston, who runs a jewellery brand, and their two children, is best known for hosting Top of the Pops back in the day. 

Loved ones: Jamie, who hails from Cuckfield in West Sussex but lives in London with his wife Sophie Theakston (pictured), who runs a jewellery brand, and their two children, is best known for hosting Top of the Pops back in the day

Loved ones: Jamie, who hails from Cuckfield in West Sussex but lives in London with his wife Sophie Theakston (pictured), who runs a jewellery brand, and their two children, is best known for hosting Top of the Pops back in the day

His breakfast show which he previously hosted with former Spice Girl Emma Bunton and now Amanda Holden is in the primetime slot for Heart FM London from 6.30am until 10am and he also narrates BBC’s Traffic Cops and Motorway Cops. 

Jamie also just celebrated his 52nd birthday on 21st December.

Recently, the TV and radio presenter recreated Christmas movie scenes including Bridget Jones’ Diary, The Holiday and Elf in Heart Breakfast’s 12 Scenes of Christmas.

He appeared in good spirits and was looking ahead to celebrating the Christmas season with his loved ones while finishing up his last shifts at work. 

Festive: His breakfast show which he previously hosted with former Spice Girl Emma Bunton and now Amanda Holden (pictured right, with Ashley Roberts left)is in the primetime slot for Heart FM London from 6.30am until 10am

Festive: His breakfast show which he previously hosted with former Spice Girl Emma Bunton and now Amanda Holden (pictured right, with Ashley Roberts left)is in the primetime slot for Heart FM London from 6.30am until 10am

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