Robbie Keane has shared the sad news that his “beloved” mother passed away.
He took to Instagram with a “heavy heart” to update his followers on the tragic passing of his “rock”.
The footballer shared a slew of pictures of his mother with himself and his family in the beautiful tribute post.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you of my beloved mother Anne’s passing,” he began.
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“My wonderful mother was our rock. She adored her children and grandchildren and was the most generous and selfless person I’ve ever met. She had an infectious sense of humour and constantly put smiles on our faces.
“You always wondered where I got my resilience from but after seeing your determination and fight despite everything that was thrown at you in life and especially the past few weeks, I know it was from you mum, you were always so strong, a true warrior.”
He continued: “Words can’t adequately express how lucky we were to have a mum like you. Thank you for all of the love, laughter and memories which I will cherish forever.
“I am heartbroken to say goodbye but I know that dad will be waiting for you with open arms and that you will both continue to guide us all from above. Rest in peace mum. I will love and miss you always.”
He then shared a poem which read: “It’s been the hardest thing to lose you
You meant so much to me
But you are in my heart Mum
And that’s where you’ll always be
I know that Heaven called you
But I wish you could have stayed
At least the memories I have of you
They will never fade
I did not want to lose you
But you did not go alone
Because a part of me went with you
When Heaven called you home
So just remember one thing
We are not apart
You’re with me in my memories
And in my broken heart”.
Rest in Peace, Anne.