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Alvin Stardust's widow Julie opens up about their last moments together


October 25, 2014
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Alvin Stardust's widow Julie has spoken about the final moments the couple shared at the time of the singer's death. The Pretend hit maker passed away at the age of 72 on Thursday after losing a battle against prostate cancer, leaving behind his third wife Julie and their teenage daughter Millie Margaret May. Speaking just hours after Alvin died, Julie revealed that her husband had wanted to hold an interview to encourage people to go to the doctors to get checked, and that following his death, she was willing to speak on his behalf.

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Alvin Stardust passed away on Thursday 23 October

"At three am this morning he was still determined he was going to give this interview himself," Julie told Mail Online on the day that he died. "But he was so weak. I was worried in the middle of the night thinking, 'Oh what will I do? I'll have to talk for him and he'll just nod.'"If that had happened you'd have seen in his eyes whether or not I was interpreting what he felt and thought correctly. He had the most amazing eyes. They were so honest. He was such an honest and decent man." Julie and Millie were at Alvin's side when he passed away, according to the publication, alongside the singer's older children from his previous marriages.

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Alvin Stardust was due to release his first studio album in 30 years

"Go to your mum, my darling," Julie had told her husband. "She's waiting for you. I need you to know you can go now and be at peace and that I love you and you don't need to worry about us." The My Coo Ca Choo singer mouthed a final "I love you" and within an hour he had passed away. His manager confirmed the sad news later that day. Alvin, who was born Bernard William Jewry, was just about to release his first studio album in 30 years.

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'Go to your mum, my darling,' his widow Julie had urged

Revealing the news on his official website he wrote: "I am extremely delighted to announce that my new album is now finished and will be released at the beginning of November by Conehead Records." Alvin had been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer over a year ago. As well as Julie and Millie, he is survived by his three grown-up children from his previous marriages Shaun, Adam and Sophie.

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