Sam Fox left heartbroken after younger sister Vanessa dies
Singer and former glamour model Sam Fox, 56, has reportedly been “beside herself” following the tragic death of her younger sister Vanessa. The star’s sister has died aged just 50 after being rushed to hospital following a heart attack.
The mother-of-four dead on Saturday, nine days after she collapsed at her home following a heart attack, according to The Sun.
Vanessa was reportedly rushed from her North London home to St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, where she was placed in a coma.
Former Page Three model Sam is said to have visited her sister in the hospital every day.
It is understood that the singer has been left “beside herself” following her younger sister’s tragic death.
“Sam would like to thank the wonderful doctors and nurses for their care and support,” a representative for Sam said.
“Sam and her family respectfully ask for privacy at this difficult time.”
The pair were said to have been very close, with Sam having only one full sister from her dad’s first marriage to her mum, Carole Ann Wilken.
The death of her sister is yet another tragedy to hit Sam, as she opened up about the death of her partner Myra Stratton just last month.
She told MailOnlie: “When my my ex-partner died, I was with her for 16 years and that’s a long, long time…
“For two years, I couldn’t write a lyric. I just couldn’t write because everything I was writing was very sad and I didn’t want to show people I was in that sad place.
“It was very hard for me to actually release anything at that time and go on stage and pretend to be happy. I was quite sad but time is a healer and then I met Linda.
“I didn’t think at that age, I’d ever meet someone again I was going to settle down with for the rest of my life and I have and I’m in such a great place.”
She went on to describe their relationship as “instant love” and admitted she was “just so happy” in her new relationship.
Sam rose to fame as a Page 3 model in The Sun newspaper back in the 1980s and quickly became one of the era’s most prominent sex symbols.
She went on to sign a record deal with Jive Records in 1986, with her debut single Touch Me (I Want Your Body) becoming a top 10 hit and reaching number one in several countries.
The star has also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and Celebrity Wife Swap.
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