Former Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas has shared a heartbreaking update on social media, one week after his wife suddenly died.
The Sky Sports TV presenter took to social media to share a poignant tribute his son made to his mum, just one week after she sadly passed away.
Ethan, who’s only eight-years-old, made a drawing of his mum, with the wording ‘Best mum ever’.
Simon shared the moving picture on his Instagram account, writing on the caption: ‘One week on. One brave, amazing son.’
Comments of support for both dad and son came flooding in, with many sending their love to them at this difficult time and praising Simon for being an ‘amazing’ dad.
One said: ‘You are amazing. My heart is breaking every day for you. I have a 6 yr old and can not even begin to imagine something like that happening. Brave amazing boy!’
A second wrote: ‘You are just as amazing and brave too Simon. Two beautiful boys I’m Gemma will be looking down with lots of love and feeling very proud of you both 💙💙’
A third added: ‘Thinking of you both . Brave son and brave and strong daddy❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️’
Simon first shared the heartbreaking news that his wife had passed away on Twitter last week, revealing that Gemma had succumbed to leukaemia only three days after her diagnosis.
He wrote: ‘Today I am crushed with indescribable pain. Just three days after falling ill with Acute Myloid Leukaemia, my dear wife Gemma passed away yesterday evening surrounded by her family and friends.
‘If you are a prayer – pray for my boy Ethan. 8yrs, precious and in bits. Thank you.’
Speaking about how his son is coping following the death of his mother, Simon told Mirror Online that one of his little boy’s wishes for Christmas is to have his ‘mummy’ back.
‘He said he wants Playmobil and other gifts for Christmas, but most of all “I want mummy back”, and I can’t help him with that,’ Simon said.