“Grief is so common”: Bonnie Ryan discusses loss ahead of Gerry Ryan’s anniversary

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Bonnie Ryan has opened up about dealing with grief as she faces 13 years without her father, Gerry Ryan.

The iconic radio host passed away on April 30th 2010 leaving behind five children – Lottie, Bonnie, Rex, Babette and Elliot.

Ahead of his anniversary, Bonnie spoke about her own journey with loss and grief.

Prompted by a follower to discuss losing her father, she explained that she understands that almost everyone is dealing with some form of grief.

Pic: Instagram/Bonnie Ryan

“I’m sorry to hear the anniversary of you’re dad is coming round again Bonnie but I am glad to hear you’re doing relatively ok, so good on you, I’d safely say he’s very proud of you anyways and everything that you’re doing and achieving so well done you and keep up the great work,” the message from her follower read.

“Grief is so common – everyone has lost someone and everyone is always going through their own battles or struggles,” Bonnie responded.

She enthused about her followers writing: “I feel like I’ve got the nicest people who follow me, I always say it – I don’t know how I got so lucky to have the nicest people who I chat to in my DMs every day.”

She continued by saying: “To anyone dealing with grief or loss. Some days are good some are bad but I promise the good days get better and the bad get fewer.”

What lovely advice.

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