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Tearful Sir Tom Jones speaks of losing wife of 59 years

By Jack Hardy

Published 06/06/2016

Grief: Sir Tom Jones
Grief: Sir Tom Jones

A tearful Sir Tom Jones has spoken of the loss of his wife.

The Welsh singer said Lady Melinda Rose Woodward, to whom he was married for 59 years, was "the most important thing" in his life.

Despite the famed womanising of his showbiz career, Sir Tom said he now realised more than ever "how important she was" to him.

Lady Linda, as she became known, died suddenly of cancer in April.

Sir Tom said coming to terms with her death was "the hardest thing" he had ever done.

"Now I realise that she might have been the most important thing in my life," he added.

"I realise even more now how important she was to me."

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