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Patricia Healey, a British actress who was married to Engelbert Humperdinck for 56 years, has died. She was 85 years old

The 84-year-old singer confirmed Healey’s death in a Facebook post on Friday just days after making a heartbreaking plea for prayer as the couple battled coronavirus Healey also struggled with Alzheimer’s disease

“Please forgive the silence after the incredible answer to our plea for prayers,” wrote Humperdinck. “Our family is broken over the loss of my beloved wife. Last night she slipped away quietly, as if by God’s clockwork. The last rites were about to come Given to our usual 8pm prayers by our nephew, Father Paul, it was 4am for him. We were so grateful that he gently guided Popea through this final chapter with a familiar voice and such love “

Engelbert Humperdinck and Patricia Healey tied the knot in 1964 and share four children
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“She was surrounded by our children Louise, Jason, Brad and Scott on FaceTime,” he continued. “Your long-time caregivers have lovingly helped us all make our transition easier. Your earthly boundaries no longer hold them free as they are free leads to the magnificent gardens of heaven, reunited with so many loved ones. We prayed as a family, blessed her with the water from Lourdes and she went into the arms of Jesus with the help of generous, heart-filled prayers from all over the world

“I thank those who have sent energy, love and words of deep connection to a loving God in the last days that we now know have reached their final days. He will be the ultimate caretaker of peace and Be of love Patricia’s fight against Alzheimer’s was brave from the start.She never resisted when we tried not to leave a stone unturned We love you indescribably, forever and ever It now slips into the minutes of a whole day without you Good night my baby “

Already in 2017 Humperdinck was seen on the British talk show “Loose Women”, on which he announced that Healy had been struggling with Alzheimer’s for about 10 years “

In 2017 Engelbert Humperdinck (seen here) announced that Patricia Healy had been struggling with Alzheimer’s for about 10 years’
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The progressive disease, which is considered the most common form of age-related dementia, affects memory and language

“It was very difficult for us to discuss it,” he said during his performance. “Hopefully through the publication I can be a voice, so to speak, and be part of raising awareness”

Healey worked steadily through the 60s and 70s, Deadline reported. She played in the U.K Films “The White Bus” (1964), “Wuthering Heights” (1968) and in the TV series “R3” from 1963 to 1964. According to the outlet, her last appearance was in 1994 in the TV miniseries “Middlemarch” “

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World News – CA – Patricia Healey, actress and wife of Engelbert Humperdinck, died at the age of 85 after battling Alzheimer’s disease, COVID-19

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