EastEnders star Natalie Cassidy has shared a loving tribute to her late father Charles Cassidy after he passed away a few weeks ago.
The Sonia Fowler actress posted a beautiful picture of her and her dad on her Instagram page, which she accompanied with a heartfelt caption.
Natalie explained how much her father meant to her and added that she has "wonderful people" in her life who will help her get through her grief.
The post reads: "I've been very quiet the last few weeks. I lost my precious daddy three weeks ago today. I wasn't really going to do this post, but I felt I cant come on here and be a knob without letting everyone know that my life has changed.
"He was my whole world and I'm not sure what I'm going to do without him. All I know is my family, friends and work will make it easier. I cannot believe how lucky I am to have such wonderful people in my life.
"It really is at these times you realise how important relationships are and company and friendship and love is so important. Losing anyone is hard. The NEVER seeing someone again is cruel. But it's part of life. And we go on and have our memories.
"Charles William Cassidy 1937-2021. The best dad and grandad in the world. We miss you so much but we have each other because of you."
Natalie currently plays the role of Sonia on the east London-based soap, having been on the show since 1993.
EastEnders airs on weekday evenings on BBC One.
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