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Stephanie Davis: 'I had to tell Jeremy McConnell his dad had died'

Jeremy McConnell's sister called Stephanie Davis and asked her to tell her model ex about the tragic passing of his father following a short battle with cancer.

Stephanie Davis was forced to tell Jeremy McConnell his dad had died.

The former couple has only recently got back on amicable terms, following a bitter split and row over the paternity of Stephanie's son Caben-Albi. After a test revealed Jeremy was the father, the model has been doing his best to be there for the tot, seeing both him and Stephanie on a regular basis.

It was on one of these visits that ex-Hollyoaks star Stephanie was given the difficult task of having to tell Jeremy about the sad passing of his father because his phone was broken and other family members couldn't get in touch with him.

"I was the one who had to tell him. Jeremy’s phone is broken so his sister called me to let me know what had happened," Stephanie told OK! magazine. "Jeremy was due to come over to mine so when he got there I asked him to sit down, but he could just tell by looking at me what had happened. It was one of the worst things I have had to tell someone in my life."

His father died after a short battle with cancer and Stephanie was later seen supporting Jeremy at the funeral.

Jeremy, 27, has been through a lot of loss in his life. When he was a teenager, his mother, brother and sister all passed away within months of each other - having a massive effect on him.

"When I was 15 I was at my cousin's and my mum fell asleep. I got back about two hours later and she was gone – she had a brain haemorrhage," he previously explained. "Shortly after that my brother broke his neck in a motorbike accident. After that, my sister had a heart attack – she suffered with epilepsy. All in the space of 15 months.

"Of course I miss them, I loved them dearly, but I think that's what levelled me out a bit – I express myself the way I want to. I just grew up really fast."

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