So sorry Lorraine Kelly sends support to David Baddiel over heartbreaking family news

David Baddiel explores Pick disease in The Trouble With Dad

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Lorraine Kelly, 62, sent out a heartfelt message to David Baddiel on her Twitter account earlier this morning. This comes after the comedian shared some tragic news in a tribute to his late father yesterday.

David penned a note to his 801,400 Twitter followers saying goodbye to his father Colin Baddiel. 

He said a huge thank you to fans for the support they have given him over the years, as well as exclaiming that his father has “left a huge hole” in his life.

The message also included an old photo of his father Colin.

He said, in full: “My dad Colin Baddiel died earlier tonight. 

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“Thank so much to all of you who sent unbelievably lovely messages about him in response to all my posts over the years. He leaves a huge hole in my sky.”

Fans were eager to offer their condolences and well wishes to David. 

@Thesocialdisser said: “So sorry to hear about your Dad, David. I have read various tweets and he seemed quite a character, even in his later years as dementia took hold.”

Many of David’s celebrity friends offered their heartfelt messages for the public to see. 

Lorraine then shared the tweet to her own 677,800 followers along with a supportive message of her own. 

She wrote: “What a beautiful photo and a wonderful memory for  you and your family. So sorry – hope you are all OK.” 

The Chase star Anne Hegerty also wrote: “Very sorry to hear this.”

Actor Stephen Mangan penned: “So sorry to hear that, David. Much love to you.”

David then followed up with another tweet, thanking everyone for their messages.

He issued a particular thank you to the carers who had looked after his father in his final days, after he was diagnosed with Pick’s disease, a rare form of dementia.

He said: “Thank you so much for all your incredible messages of support, it all so helps.

“I’d like to also thank while I’m here @bowles_clive, Sandra Wiseman and all the other amazing carers who helped look after my dad for the last seven years.”

In response to this, Piers Morgan commented in response: “Oh no. So sorry to hear this, David. He seemed such a wonderful character and I loved your relationship. RIP Colin.”

Colin became known to fans after appearing alongside David and his brother Ivor on their Channel 4 documentary, The Trouble with Dad. 

The show covered Colin’s unique interactions with the world as the show walked viewers through the effects of Pick’s disease, making for heartwarming viewing. 

Colin’s family had to arrange for carers to come and look after him in his own home, as his behaviour was adversely impacted by the disease, causing a compulsion to talk graphically about sex, which would then lead to residential homes refusing to take him in. 

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