The TV Star and I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here presenter Declan Donnelly’s older brother Dermott Donnelly dies at 55 years of age following a serious illness. The preist allegedly collapsed in the Church and was rushed to the North Durham Hospital for treatment.
Declan Donnelly, belovedly called Dec, rushed to his home in the North East to be with his brother in his last moment. The TV star was reportedly beside his older brother when he passed away in the hospital.
Following the tragic news of Declan Donnelly’s brothers passing, fans have poured emotional messages, prayers, and condolences on social media platforms. Some of the users are also concerned about the cause of Dermott Donnelly’s death.
Dermott Donnelly Passed Away in the Hospital Battling Critial Illness
The Father breathed his last on Friday afternoon after he was rushed to the North Durham Hospital following a critical condition. His family rushed to the bedside as he battled the illness and hoped that the priest would pull a miracle. However, he breathed his last today.
A statement from the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle announced the tragic news of Father Dermott Donnelly’s death.
“It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of Fr Dermott Donnelly who died peacefully this afternoon in hospital. This has come as a great shock to all of us. Please pray for the repose of his soul and keep his family, especially his mother, in your prayers at this difficult time. Funeral arrangements will follow when finalised,” the statement reads.”
“I am heartbroken to tell you that my darling brother Fr Dermott sadly passed away this afternoon. We are all beyond devastated. Thank you for your messages of sympathy and support, they are appreciated,” tweeted Declan Donnelly.
I am heartbroken to tell you that my darling brother Fr Dermott, @TweeterPriest, sadly passed away this afternoon. We are all beyond devastated. Thank you for your messages of sympathy and support, they are appreciated 🙏— antanddec (@antanddec) July 8, 2022
Declan Donnelly Rushed to His Brother’s Bedside in his Final moment
Following the news of his older brother’s worsening condition, Declan Donnelly rushed to the hospital to be near his dying brother and family in the tough times. He was fortunate enough to be near his brother in his final hours.
“Dec arrived with other family members. There are around 12 of them there at the hospital,” a source told The Sun. The TV personality rushed from his home in Chiswick, West London, to the North East to stay near his family before the tragic news broke.
Declan is the youngest of the seven siblings in the family. The deceased brother Dermott was nine years older than him. Their father has sadly passed away battling cancer in 2011.
Dec has previously revealed about his relationship with his brother in his book. “Growing up was like The Waltons but in Newcastle,” he wrote.
“I had different relationships with each of my brothers and sisters: growing up, I annoyed them all in very different ways. Dermott was away training to be a priest, so I’d only really see him in school holidays, when we’d have a real laugh together.”
Father Dermott Donnelly Conducted Declan’s Wedding in 2015
Father Demott Donnelly had conducted Declan’s wedding to Ali Astall in Newscastle in 2015. The star-studded event features guests like Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, Dermot O’Leary and Donnelly’s presenting partner, Ant McPartlin.
Recently, the parish priest was invited to Number 10 Downing Street by outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson. He prayed for peace alongside other religious leaders after the invasion of Ukraine.
“It was a real privilege to join Christian leaders from across many churches at Downing Street and to stand together in prayer, the silence was so profound,” Fr. Dermott said in a statement.
How did Dermott Donnelly die? What was the cause of his death?
Dermott Donnelly was transferred to the North Durham Hospital following a collapse in the Church. The priest had fainted and became very ill in a short span of time, according to the reports.
Dermott Donnelly continued battling the illness for hours before it took over him and the Father’s soul departed peacefully. His family including Declan Donnelly was beside him during his final hours. The family has also released a statement seeking prayers and blessing for the departed soul.
However, the exact cause of Dermott Donnelly’s death hasn’t been revealed at this moment. We’ll keep you updated once an official statement comes from a family member.
Our heartfelt condolences go to the departed soul and prayers to the family in these tough times. May God offer them strength to go through the tragic event.
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Thinking of all the family may father Dermott rest in peace give his family and friends the strength to get through this very sad and difficult time
God bless you all
St Patrick and St Michael pray for them
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