Downtown Abbey star Michelle Dockery attends funeral for Irish fiancé in Cork today

John Dineen sadly passed away earlier in the week.

Michelle and John
Michelle and John

Michelle Dockery has said her final goodbyes to her Irish fiance, John Dineen, as she attended his funeral in Cork today.

The Downton Abbey star got engaged to John last year, but sadly he passed away on Sunday evening following a battle with a rare form of cancer.

Michelle cut short a trip to the US to be with her fiancé in Ireland during his final hours, and today was joined by John’s family and close friends as she attended a the funeral mass in the church of St James, close to his home town of Waterfall.

According to the Daily Mail, last night a friend said, “They had a goal of spending one last Christmas together, but in the end he didn’t make it.

“They were planning to marry before he got too ill and never managed to do that because Michelle had a bunch of work commitments she couldn’t get out of.

Michelle cut short a promo trip to America to be with John
Michelle cut short a promo trip to America to be with John

“John was very proud of her and very much encouraged her to keep on working, but she feels terrible that they didn’t manage to tie the knot in time.”

A spokesperson for the Michelle has since asked for her privacy and that of his family, to be respected. “The family is very grateful for the support and kindness they have received, but would kindly request that they are left to grieve in private.”

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