Actress shares touching final tribute to her late mum


Actress and singer Jodi Albert laid her mother to rest yesterday after she passed away earlier this month.

Jodi's mum Eileen lost her battle with cancer just over two weeks ago, and the former Hollyoaks actress shared a beautiful tribute on social media last night.

Posting a picture of herself as a child sitting on her mum's knee, Jodi wrote, "We said goodbye to your body today,but you are a part of me and will live on in my heart forever. I will raise my children and make you proud. I love you my mummy. I will treasure our special relationship forever! Thank you for the life you gave me. #myangelnow"

Jodi and her husband, Westlife's Kian Egan, married in 2009 and have one son together, three-year-old Koa. Last November the couple announced they were expecting a second child.

Speaking at the time of her mother's death just over two weeks ago, Jodi said Eileen "fought hard and her strength was inspiring right until the end," adding, "I will miss her forever and will do my best to be the loving selfless amazing mother to my children as she was to me."

Eileen was first diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and had been in remission for a number of years before it returned. A charity donation page set up in honour of her death has already exceeded its target of £3,500 (€4,898).