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Ronan Keating mourns the death of his Aunt Angela

Gemma Strong
Gemma StrongOnline Digital News Director
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Ronan Keating is mourning the death of his Aunt Angela. The 39-year-old star took to Instagram to make the sad announcement, sharing a sweet photo of his mum's sister in conversation with his pregnant wife Storm.

"Good night Aggie, please give Mam a hug from us kids," he wrote alongside. "You and Jimbo raised a great bunch of kids. Rest now Angela. Love Storm, Jack, Missy, Ali, Peanut and me."

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Ronan Keating shared a sweet photo of his late Aunt Angela with his wife Storm

Ronan's fans were quick to offer their condolences, taking to social media in their droves to send thoughtful messages. "So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you both," wrote one, with another adding: "My condolences to you and your family. Losing a beloved person is always heartbreaking." A third added: "God speed on her journey. My condolences to you all."

The loss is particularly poignant for Ronan; Angela was the sister of his mother Marie Keating, who sadly passed away from breast cancer in 1998 when Ronan was 20.

He has previously spoken about the pain of losing his mum – but has said he takes comfort in the fact that she would have loved his wife Storm.

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Ronan and Storm, who are expecting their first child together, with his children, Jack, Ali and Missy

"My mam loved life and loved people like that with a full and a caring heart," he told the Daily Mail shortly after the couple tied the knot. "I know she would have loved Storm whole-heartedly, perfectly."

Of his August 2015 wedding day - featured exclusively in HELLO! - he added: "When you look around and your loved ones are there and to say things in your speech, and for my mam to come up, I still find it difficult, almost 19 years later.

"I still find it hard, I miss her. She loved life and she was such a brilliant incredible, loving character, and for the key moments in my life like that, to have her around would be everything. But I know she is watching from above. When the sun is shining like it did on our [wedding] day, you kind of know the guys are watching."