Peter Egan 'heartbroken' after wife Myra Frances dies

Peter Egan

Peter Egan

'Unforgotten' actor Peter Egan has been left "absolutely devastated" after his wife Myra Frances passed away on Tuesday (30.03.21) aged 78, following a cancer battle.

Peter Egan has been left "heartbroken" following the death of his wife Myra Frances.

The 'Unforgotten' actor took to Twitter to share an emotional video in which he explained the actress - who played Lady Adrasta in 1979 'Doctor Who' serial 'The Creature from the Pit' - lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday (30.03.21).

Peter wrote: "This is the saddest post I will ever have to make. My wonderful wife Myra, my friend & soulmate lost her battle with cancer at 1.30am on Tuesday. This message is for all her followers on her FB & Twitter @EganMyra.

"She was the most amazing human being. My heart is broken. (sic)"

The 'Downton Abbey' star admitted he is "absolutely devastated" after Myra, who was 78, passed away, and he is taking a break from social media "from a little while" following her death.

Speaking in a video, the 74-year-old actor said: "This is probably the hardest video I will ever have to make. I've been absent from social media quite a lot lately … and people are asking why.

"My wonderful wife of 49 years Myra, who has been a wonderful campaigner for a long time for all the animals in the world that we care about.

"I'm finding it very difficult to say that my wonderful wife died of cancer in the early hours of Tuesday morning at 1:30am.

"I'm absolutely devastated. It's very hard to think straight at the moment but I wanted to share this message with all of her followers and all of my followers just to say that I will be taking a break from social media for a little while as I get myself to together and while I arrange things for my wonderful wife Myra.

"She was the most amazing woman I have ever met. I miss her desperately. I will make a clearer announcement about this later."

Peter also vowed to carry on campaigning for animal welfare.

He added: "I will - because Myra would have wanted it - carry on my campaigning, because she was the person who taught be to be human, to be compassionate and kind. Goodbye for now and please everyone be kind."