Samantha Fox opens up about losing her partner Myra Stratton to cancer

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Samantha Fox has broken her silence following the death of her long-term partner Myra Stratton. The former model lost her soulmate to cancer in August 2015, and making an appearance on ITV's This Morning, Sam opened up about how she is coping.

"It's been a difficult couple of years for me," said the eighties pin-up star. "The suffering is over… suffered for a good two years.

"She was told she was terminal two years before she died, so that was the most difficult time, the two years leading up to her death."

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"That was the most difficult time, the two years leading up to her death," said Sam

Sam and Myra started dating in 2003, four years after Myra started managing the model. In 2009 Sam revealed that the pair were engaged during an appearance on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

"We're engaged, we got engaged this year in Thailand," she told her fellow campmates. "The first year we met we both got tattoos on our fingers, we knew, I knew she was going to be my soulmate for the rest of my life."

Myra sadly passed away in August. Her death was confirmed on Twitter in a statement that read: "It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Myra Stratton. She was Samantha Fox's partner and manager for the last 16 years.

"She bravely fought cancer for the last two years but lost her battle on Sunday. Samantha asks for privacy as she grieves."

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Sam and her manager Myra started dating in 2003

Having just turned 50 this month, Sam is focusing on her tenth album and also plans to release an autobiography.

"Most of my life has been amazing I must say, so I feel honoured, even just to still be here sitting on this couch!" she said.

"I guess there have been a few boyfriends I wouldn't have gone out with… but other than that I've got no regrets. I don't want to ruin anyone's lives [by doing the book], I want to approach it in a funny way. It'll read like a movie."

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