Kerry Katona has told fans that her late aunt Angela passed away after battling addiction.
On Friday evening (March 19), she first announced her loss of family.
The former Atomic Kitten singer compared her beloved relative to a “big sister” in a series of emotional Instagram posts.
And last night (March 20th), heartbroken Kerry went on to write about her aunt’s death.
She explained that Angela was struggling to “sober up”.
Kerry Katona ponders addiction when she remembers her aunt
Mother of five, Kerry, 40, uploaded a post with a graphic about addiction to her social media account.
The picture contained the words: “Addiction is a special kind of hell. It tells the addict’s soul and breaks the heart of all who love it. “
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Kerry also added a caption on the post that mentions Angela directly.
She also urged more public discussion on the subject.
Kerry wrote: “This hideous disease has struck our angels!
“We HAVE to talk more about addiction!
“She tried so hard to sober up, but it defeated her.”
ED! asked a Kerry representative for comment.
Sympathetic fans were quick to say their best wishes to Kerry and her family in the comment section of the post.
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Many also shared their own accounts of how addiction affected them and their families.
Kerry pays tribute to Angela
A sad Kerry on Saturday expressed how she wished she could let her aunt know how much she loved her.
She tried so hard to sober up, but it got better of her.
She also uploaded a series of pictures showing her and her aunt hugging.
Talking about her sadness, Kerry wrote: “My crazy, beautiful aunt (more my sister) sadly passed away yesterday!
“We are all absolutely heartbroken! Oh Ang, I really wish I could rewind and tell you how much I love you and I always wanted to be you when I was little. I should have done more! I love you Angela! My older sister!
“We had so many great adventures together. I can’t believe I’m even writing this post! “
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