His death was confirmed in a social media statement, with the post saying he had been battling the disease for a few months and had been laid to rest on Wednesday morning

“It is with immense sadness that we share the news that Jane’s beloved life partner Ed passed away on Friday March 26,” reads

“He had been battling lung cancer for a few months We would like to thank everyone for all their help and support during this very difficult time especially the NHS staff and the wonderful team at Wakefield Hospice

“The funeral was held earlier today and we ask that you please respect Jane’s privacy for her and Ed’s family at this sad time”

Jane and Eddie first dated in 1980, when Jane was 17, the couple reuniting and becoming engaged later in 2008

In November 2019, Jane opened up about her relationship with Eddie in Good To Know magazine

“Suddenly Ed cleared his throat and put his hand in his pocket,” she wrote “Jane, you are definitely the only one for me, and I should have done it ago. 26 years old ”, he declared “Would you marry me?”

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Source: https://metro.co.uk/2021/04/07/jane-mcdonalds-partner-dies-after-lung-cancer-battle-14373730/