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Ant McPartlin has provided his condolences to Declan Donnelly following the dying of the ‘kindest’...
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Ant McPartlin has provided his condolences to Declan Donnelly following the dying of the ‘kindest’ man, his brother Fr Dermott Donnelly (Image: REX / PA )

Ant McPartlin has paid tribute to Fr Dermott Donnelly following his dying this week.

The Catholic priest, who’s the brother of TV legend Declan Donnelly, died suddenly on Thursday after he suffered a serious illness.

He was 55 years outdated.

Donnelly, together with Fr Dermott’s different members of the family, had been with him when he dies ‘peacefully’ in hospital after he collapsed at house.

McPartlin has now provided his condolences to the Donnelly household and described Fr Dermott as ‘the kindest, wisest man I knew.’

Taking to Twitter, he wrote: ‘Relaxation in peace my good friend. You’ll by no means be forgotten.

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Ant described Fr Dermott as ‘the kindest, wisest man’ he had ever met (Piture: ncjMedia Ltd)

‘My ideas, prayers and love are along with your fantastic household.’

He completed by writing; ‘The world has misplaced a particular man.’

Fr Dermott’s dying was introduced on Thursday by the Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, who stated in an announcement that the priest had ‘died peacefully this afternoon in hospital.’

The Bishop stated the information has ‘come as an incredible shock to all of us’, including: ‘Please pray for the repose of his soul and hold his household, particularly his mom, in your prayers at this tough time.’

His devastated brother confirmed the information on Twitter on Friday, writing: ‘I’m heartbroken to let you know that my darling brother Fr Dermott, @TweeterPriest, sadly handed away this afternoon.

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‘We’re all past devastated. Thanks to your messages of sympathy and help, they’re appreciated.’

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Funeral preparations for the favored priest are actually underway (Image: PA)

A particular mass had been set to be held on Friday at his native church with a purpose to pray for the ‘extraordinarily unwell’ priest, and the household are actually starting the extremely tough technique of planning funeral preparations.

Donnelly, 46, is the youngest of seven siblings and was extraordinarily near his Catholic priest brother.

Fr Dermott had performed the Saturday Night time Takeaway presenter’s wedding ceremony to Ali Astall in 2015, with the couple occurring to have a daughter collectively.

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Fr Dermott had officiated the marriage between his brother Dec and his spouse Ali (Image: PA)

An insider instructed The Solar this week that Donnelly had hurried again to his hometown within the north east to be along with his household through the worrying occasions.

They instructed the outlet that there have been round 12 members of the family on the hospital with Dermott, saying his admittance was ‘very sudden’ and so they had been ‘praying for him to drag by means of.’

Fr Dermott served because the parish priest in Stanley, Rely Durnham and was just lately seen outdoors 10 Downing Road after being invited to affix different spiritual leaders in prayer as they referred to as for peace in Ukraine.

He stated on the time it was ‘an actual privilege to affix Christian leaders from throughout many church buildings at Downing Road and to face collectively in prayer, the silence was so profound.’

‘It was a second when the ability of vulnerability encountered the vulnerability of energy. The most effective weapon we had was prayer,’ he shared.

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