Des O’Connor’s daughter Kristina pens heartbreaking letter to beloved dad

It was announced that iconic TV personality Des O'Connor died at the age of 88 and now his daughter Kristina has penned an emotional letter to him.

His youngest daughter took to her personal Twitter account to share the lengthy letter with her 3,000 followers.

Kristina, who goes by the name Tarantina on the social media platform, broke her silence after his death by sharing a shot of the letter alongside a sweet snap of herself hugging her father as the pair beamed from ear-to-ear.

The heartbreaking letter read: "It is impossible for me to adequately explain how heartbroken I am, but I wanted to say something about the passing of my dad."

She continued: "I feel very grateful that we were able to spend some of his last moments together (covid-safely), just the two of us, and to say what we needed to say to one another.

"I told him about the deep feeling feeling of pride in my belly whenever somebody points out how similar we are, both as performers and as people.

"He told me that I was going to make him cry if I carried on talking like that (he dabbed at his eye).

"It wasn't always easy to share my Dad with the rest of the world."

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Kristina continued: "Sometimes I just wanted him all to myself. But after witnessing such an overwhelming outpouring of love and warmth in tributes, being able to share him now feels, itself, like one more gift.

"There is so much more that I want to say, but maybe I can't find the words.

"But that you for all sharing your thoughts, your condolences and your favourite moments from his career. I'm discovering old clips and photos that I've never seen before and it brings me comfort. Even now, the saddest I have ever felt, Daddy can still make me laugh.

"Thank you," she finished.

Following a fall at his Buckinghamshire home, O'Connor was admitted to hospital last week, and had been "recovering well" in the days before his death.

Sadly, the veteran entertainer died "peacefully" in his sleep on Saturday, November 14.

The former Countdown presenter was an icon of British television, entertaining the nation over the course of six decades on the screen.

In a statement, his agent said: "It is with great sorrow that I confirm that Des O’Connor passed away yesterday."

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