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30th Oct 2022

Vicky Phelan pays tribute to Lynsey Bennett

Kat O'Connor

“Lynsey had an amazing will to live.”

Vicky Phelan has penned a moving tribute to her friend Lynsey Bennett.

The mum-of-two sadly passed away from cancer at the age of 34 on October 27th.

Alongside a photo of Lynsey and her two daughters, Vicky revealed she isn’t too well herself.

“I am very late posting a tribute to @lynseybennettofficial here today because I am not well myself.

“I spent most of the day out at the hospital having a procedure done.

“That, unfortunately, is the reality of living with late-stage cervical cancer as Lynsey would have known only too well these last few months of her very short life, at only 34 years of age.

“I am thinking today of Lynsey’s two beautiful girls, Zoe and Hailee, who are so very young to have their mother taken away from them.

“I would also like to sympathise with Lynsey’s family and friends.

Vicky added, “I am so very sorry for your loss.”

“Lynsey had an amazing will to live which no doubt kept her alive for as long as she did.

“Beyond the 6-month prognosis that she was given.

“Her daughters were able to get some extra precious time to spend with their Mam and make some more memories that they will treasure.”

Lynsey’s family confirmed she passed away on Thursday.

“It is with great sadness that the family of Lynsey Bennett wish to announce that Lynsey passed away peacefully last night,” they said.

“Lynsey was a very special person.

“Lynsey’s beautiful girls, father, sisters, family and friends are heartbroken at the passing of Lynsey at the young age of 34 years and would appeal for privacy at the moment.

“Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly,” the statement concluded.

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