Vanessa Feltz reflects on ‘whirlwind’ 24 hours after her fiance’s brother Roy died

Heartbroken Vanessa Feltz has looked back on a ‘whirlwind’ 24 hours after the death of her fiancé Ben Ofoedu’s brother, Roy and the birth of her fourth grandchild.

The 60-year-old announcer took to her Instagram on Tuesday to mourn her partner’s “beautiful” sibling who died this week at age 47 — just eight hours after her daughter Saskia welcomed her second child Cecily Violet.

Nigerian-British singer-songwriter and reality TV star Ben, 50, took to his Instagram on Monday to share the tragic news about his brother, sharing how his “heart was broken” too. The cause of his death has not been disclosed.

Tragic: Heartbroken Vanessa Feltz has reflected on a 'whirlwind' 24 hours after the death of her fiancé Ben Ofoedu's brother Roy (pictured) and the birth of her fourth grandchild

Tragic: Heartbroken Vanessa Feltz has reflected on a ‘whirlwind’ 24 hours after the death of her fiancé Ben Ofoedu’s brother Roy (pictured) and the birth of her fourth grandchild

When he announced the news, Ben shared two photos of Roy beaming for the camera with Ed Sheeran’s song The A Team playing over the top.

In his caption, he wrote, “My heart is broken, baby bro. I love you very much and know that we will see each other again. Rest in eternal peace. Roy Ofoedu. 12/03/75 – 16/09/2022.’

After Vanessa said on her social media, “We’ve had such a whirlwind the past few days. In 12 hours Ben lost his beautiful brother Roy and then Cecily my fourth granddaughter was born so we have been through the whole circle of life in the last 24 hours.

Tough: The broadcaster, 60, took to her Instagram story on Tuesday to mourn her partner's

Tough: The broadcaster, 60, took to her Instagram story on Tuesday to mourn her partner’s “beautiful” sibling who died at age 47. Neither Vanessa nor Ben have revealed the cause of death (Vanessa and Ben pictured last year)

Sad: After Vanessa said on her social media, “We've had such a whirlwind the past few days.  In the space of 12 hours Ben lost his beautiful brother Roy and then Cecily my fourth granddaughter was born'

Sad: After Vanessa said on her social media, “We’ve had such a whirlwind the past few days. In the space of 12 hours Ben lost his beautiful brother Roy and then Cecily my fourth granddaughter was born’

“So we just wanted to say hello and lots of love and if you’ve been through this, we’ll send lots of love. It’s been an absolute whirlwind of emotions and we just cling to each other and we’re really enjoying the new baby. Lots of love.’

In a second post, Ben revealed that he would be taking a break from social media to engage in “personal matters” while sending “God’s love and light to everyone who reads this.”

In Vanessa’s Instagram Story post, she wrote, “I am truly heartbroken at the tragic loss of Ben’s beautiful brother. A kind gentleman.’

Representatives of Vanessa and Ben have been contacted by MailOnline for more information.

Sad: The Nigerian-British singer-songwriter and reality TV star, 50, took to his Instagram on Monday to share the tragic news, sharing how his 'heart was broken'

Sad: The Nigerian-British singer-songwriter and reality TV star, 50, took to his Instagram on Monday to share the tragic news, sharing how his ‘heart was broken’

News: In a second post, Ben revealed he would be taking a break from social media to focus on

News: In a second post, Ben revealed he would be taking a break from social media to focus on “personal matters” while sending “God’s love and light to everyone who reads this”

This Morning star Vanessa has been in a relationship with Ben for 16 years – who is 10 years her junior.

Vanessa has two daughters — Allegra, 36, and Saskia, 33 — from her marriage to orthopedic surgeon Michael Kurer.

Vanessa was serenaded by her partner Ben for her 60th birthday on This Morning earlier this year.

Tribute: In Vanessa's Instagram Story post, she wrote,

Tribute: In Vanessa’s Instagram Story post, she wrote, “I am truly heartbroken at the tragic loss of Ben’s beautiful brother. a kind gentleman’

Reflection: She continued,

Reflection: She continued, “It’s been an absolute whirlwind of emotions and we’re just clinging to each other and we’re really enjoying the new baby. Lots of love’

The broadcaster burst into tears when Ben unexpectedly appeared on the show and gave her a bouquet of flowers for her milestone birthday.

The This Morning team played a trick on Vanessa when Ben posed as a switchboard operator named “Daniel” who said he was Vanessa’s biggest fan.

‘Daniel’ expressed his love to a confused-looking Vanessa with hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, then said that ‘Daniel’ was in the studio to surprise her.

Love: This Morning star Vanessa has been dating Ben for 16 years, who is 10 years her junior

Love: This Morning star Vanessa has been dating Ben for 16 years, who is 10 years her junior

Ben then emerged and sang All My Life by K-Ci and JoJo as Vanessa burst into tears.

Vanessa said, “Oh my god, thank you so much.”

Ben replied, “Happy birthday sweetie. We’re going out for a night and I’ll take you to Hatton Gardens.’

Vanessa added jokingly, “That person on the phone, I thought they weren’t really coming in, right? They sound so strange.’

Earlier in the show, Vanessa talked about how fast time flies as she pondered turning 60.

She said, “People warn you that it will pass in an instant and you’re just like, ‘Oh don’t be stupid, you boring old person.’ I have done many things, but I have much more to do.

“I’ve got 22 friends coming over for a lovely dinner tonight and then, God willing, Ben and I are going to have a 110th joint together in May because he’s turning 50.”

Family: Vanessa has two daughters - Allegra, 36, and Saskia, 33 - from her marriage to orthopedic surgeon Michael Kurer

Family: Vanessa has two daughters – Allegra, 36, and Saskia, 33 – from her marriage to orthopedic surgeon Michael Kurer

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