Annabel Croft’s Ex-Wimbledon Star Husband Passes Away Weeks After Most cancers Prognosis

A WIMBLEDON legend has been left devastated after her husbands died simply weeks after his shock most cancers analysis.

Annabel Croft, 56, stated that her husband Mel Coleman, 60, died earlier this week after he was recognized with stage 3 most cancers.

Annabel Croft’s husband Mel Coleman died after a shock most cancers analysisCredit score: Getty

The Wimbledon legend said she is 'heartbroken'

The Wimbledon legend stated she is ‘heartbroken’Credit score: Rex

She stated: “My beloved husband Mel handed away peacefully on Wednesday morning after a brief battle with most cancers.

“My household and I are fully heartbroken and ask for privateness at this very unhappy time.”

Mel had complained of abdomen pains within the weeks earlier than the devastating analysis.

Tennis star Annabel married America’s Cup yachtsman Mel in 1992 after they met by likelihood simply earlier than she hung up her racket as an expert participant.

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Earlier this yr, Annabel advised the Mail: “I bought a textual content from my mom saying the BBC manufacturing workplace in Belfast had been asking whether or not I’d be thinking about filming a programme about yacht racing.

“I’d by no means been on a yacht earlier than, however it ended up with me, Eamonn Holmes and Peter Skellern going off to Guernsey to shoot a programme the place we learnt the right way to race a yacht.

“Mel, who had simply bought again from Australia after the America’s Cup, was one of many yachtsmen and that’s how we met.”

The couple have three grown-up kids named Charlie, Amber and Lily.

Mel was Annabel’s first correct boyfriend and married her six years after they met when she was 21.

They later ran a tennis faculty collectively, with Mel famous for his wholesome look.

Annabel and Mel additionally transformed an outdated supply van right into a cellular house which they drove throughout Europe on strolling holidays as a part of their energetic outside life-style.

The previous Wimbledon participant and TV presenter, 56, began the renovation challenge through the third lockdown within the UK.

She advised Solar On-line Journey: “I by no means knew you could possibly do what we did till my husband Mel requested me about fixing up a van when the entire world had shut down.”

The couple spent simply three months reworking the van – which they named Vannabel – into the proper vacation house on wheels.


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