Samantha Janus grieving for father after he is found dead

Monday August 24, 2009

EastEnders star Samantha Janus is mourning the loss of her father after he reportedly took his own life.

The distraught actress was pictured in floods of tears outside her 60-year-old dad's flat in Brighton on Sunday.

Speaking on her behalf, Samantha's husband, actor Mark Womack, said, "She asks to be left alone to grieve with her family."

Noel Janus was believed to have been suffering from depression and had recently collected some hospital test results for a suspected heart condition.

Although her father attended Samantha's wedding earlier this year, the pair are believed to have a tumultuous relationship and had previously not spoken for 20 years.

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