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Former Home and Away star shares heartbreaking post on family tragedy after ‘worst year of his life’

Former Home and Away star shares heartbreaking post on family tragedy after ‘worst year of his life’

FORMER Home and Away star Luke Jacobz shared a heartbreaking post paying tribute to his late father on the anniversary of his death.

The Australian actor, 42, said he “still mourns” the loss of his father John Ashwood who passed away from brain cancer in 2015.

InstagramLuke Jacobz shared a poignant post to mark the anniversary of his father’s death[/caption]

InstagramThe Aussie, 42, is set to become a parent for the first time with wife Raychel Stuart[/caption]

He shared a sweet photo of him and the 60-year-old beaming at the camera on Instagram alongside a touching caption detailing his grief.

Fans were especially touched by Luke’s tribute after he recently revealed he is set to become a dad for the first time.

The Dancing with the Stars winner wrote: “8 years today. Not a single day has gone by where this man is not in my thoughts.

“I still mourn, but I also celebrate the man he was!

“The things he did for so many people, are things I will continue to do in his honour.

“I will be having a Crown Larger for you tonight. Miss you mate.”

Fans and fellow stars Down Under flooded the post with messages of support and love, while sharing their own fond memories of John.

One wrote: “He was such a character. The bond you both shared, was beautiful. He would be looking down on you and very proud.”

Another said: “Your dad was the best! Have so many great memories of him. My favourite has to be Millenium New Year’s Eve party, amazing outfit.”

A third added: “Beautiful pic brother. Love you.”

And a fourth commented: “Can’t believe it’s been that long. So much love for the both of you.”

Fellow former Home and Away star Tim Campbell, who played Dan Baker in the soap, left a number of heart emojis under the post.

Luke has previously opened up about his struggle dealing with the loss of his beloved dad in a social media post in 2019, describing his death as the “worst year of my life”.

“I’ve never felt such loss and sadness to see someone I loved so much, slowly slip away and be lost forever,” he said at the time.

“The love and support he had was incredible – but it was the cancer that destroyed my world.”

The actor, who played Angelo Rosetta on Home and Away, is preparing to welcome his first child into the world.

He announced that his wife Raychel Stuart was pregnant weeks after they got hitched in Sydney, saying they were “so excited.”

Luke told his 104,000 followers: “2023 has been quite the year. Wedding in June and a baby in November!

“We already have so much love in our home and can’t wait to welcome our bundle of joy.

“I’m so in awe of my incredible wife. She’s doing such a great job.”

The couple, who met in 2017 and got engaged the following year, decided not to move their nuptials despite Raychel’s growing bump.

The Dancing with the Stars winner recently got hitched in SyndeyInstagram

He shared a sweet post on Instagram announcing the pregnancyInstagram

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