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Jedward share touching tribute as their mum dies

Fans have offered their condolences to the duo

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Celebrity Big Brother stars John and Edward Grimes, who are known as Jedward, have revealed the sad news that their mum has died following a battle with cancer.

The twins shared the devastating news to Twitter on Friday morning as they paid tribute to their mum, Susanna.

The pair shared a couple of photos of themselves alongside their beloved mum and said she “shaped the character of who we are”.

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They wrote: “Rest In Peace Mammy You live on through us We will miss you and your smile You shaped the character of who we are.

“Mammy lived with cancer for many years but was always full of life! You live on in our Memories and will always be alive in our hearts. (sic)”

Fans, of course, rushed to offer their support and condolences to John and Edward.

One person said: “She will always be so proud of you both. I’m heartbroken for you & I’m sending you every bit of love that I can.”

Fans rushed to offer their condolences to Jedward (Credit: FameFlynet.uk.com / SplashNews.com)

Another wrote: “Thinking of you all! So sorry to hear this, sending you loads of love,” while a third added: “Omg i’m so so sorry to read this. Sending you both a lot of love and strength.”

Irish duo Jedward rose to fame on the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009.

In 2017, the pair made headlines as they entered the Celebrity Big Brother house alongside a string of famous faces including Nicola McLean, Coleen Nolan and Kim Woodburn. They finished in third place.

During their stint on the show, their mum Susanna supported her boys after they received some negative comments from their housemates.

The duo appeared on the show in 2017 (Credit: Channel 5)

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Susanna tweeted at the time: “Tell me when you find even one reason [why].

“Fans you are not to be upset, Jedward know that you all support them even when facing opposition.

“Character is a journey, not a destination.”

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