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Eamonn Holmes mourns sad death with fans on Instagram

The This Morning star paid tribute on social media

Gemma Strong

Eamonn Holmes has taken to Instagram to pay tribute to Peter Alliss, who has passed away at the age of 89. The This Morning star fondly remembered the legendary golf commentator and recalled their time spent together, as he shared a snapshot with fans.

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He wrote: "The Golf Commentator Peter #Allis has died. I loved that man. They say you should never meet your heroes. I was so privileged every time I did. Voice like liquid honey. A Gentleman and Scholar #RIP."

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Eamonn's message prompted his followers to share their own interactions with Peter, with one telling the TV star: "I remember him in the theatre where I work. I was thinking 'I love his voice' then as he said, 'Oh you've made my day!' I realised I'd actually said it out loud! He was so lovely to me. Not everyone acknowledges the Box Office Staff but he did. A great memory and yes a great man. May he RIP."

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Eamonn paid tribute to Peter Alliss on his Instagram

A second remarked: "Eamon, my love of golf came from watching a programme called A Round with Alliss. Do you remember it? He interviewed people while playing a few holes of golf. RIP Peter." A third added: "My Stepfather Archie knew him well. He always said what a Gentleman he was."

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The sad news follows a week of celebrations for Eamonn, who marked his 61st birthday on 3 December. His wife Ruth Langsford led the birthday tributes, sharing a sweet selfie of the pair together, and writing: "Happy Birthday to my wonderful, handsome, kind, generous, clever, big-hearted and incredibly funny husband @eamonnholmes Love you [heart emoji]."

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Ruth and Eamonn with their son Jack

Ruth and Eamonn are among TV's favourite couples. They got married in 2010 after a 13-year romance, and are parents to their 18-year-old son Jack. Their star-studded wedding ceremony took place in Hampshire, which was exclusively covered in HELLO!.

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