Richard E Grant pays tribute to his late wife Joan Washington on their 37th wedding anniversary - two years after her death from cancer

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Published: 08:14 EDT, 1 November 2023 | Updated: 08:57 EDT, 1 November 2023

Richard E Grant paid tribute to his precocious woman Joan Washington connected what would person been their 37th wedding day connected Wednesday. 

Dialect coach Joan tragically passed distant aged 74, successful 2021 8 months aft she was diagnosed pinch shape 4 lung cancer.

The mates met successful 1986 and joined later that year. They shared a daughter Olivia, 34. 

Sharing a station to Twitter, nan actor, 66, remembered Joan pinch a bid of photos from complete nan years. 

Alongside nan montage, he wrote: 'Posthumous 37th Wedding Anniversary today. Am profoundly grateful for nan decades agelong business I shared pinch nan bonzer emotion of my Life, Joan Washington.'

Remembering: Richard E Grant, 66, paid tribute to his precocious woman Joan Washington connected what would person been their 37th wedding day connected Wednesday (pictured successful 2018)

Richard has been rather vocal successful his condolences since losing nan emotion of his life and has admitted that he has mislaid friends arsenic he battled heartbreak. 

They had been together for 38 years astatine nan clip of her death. 

'Subsequent to her death, I person had group transverse nan roadworthy alternatively than talk.'he said successful a speech astatine The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.

'Whether they deliberation you’re going to autumn isolated and you’re an affectional wreck, I don’t know. But I will ne'er speak to them again.'

He besides recalled an juncture successful which a mates who had lived adjacent to his and Washington’s Provence vacation location ignored him erstwhile he waved to them.

He said: 'As I walked towards them they some turned their heads. I thought, "F*** you." I felt I was being punished because Joan had died. 

'They had ne'er acknowledged it. Maybe they didn’t cognize really to woody pinch it.'

Richard announced nan decease of his woman successful September 2021 and released a heartbreaking video of them dancing together.

Sweet: Sharing a station to Twitter, nan actor, 66, remembered Joan pinch a bid of photos from complete nan years

Heartfelt: Alongside nan montage, he wrote: 'Posthumous 37th Wedding Anniversary today. Am profoundly grateful for nan decades agelong business I shared pinch nan bonzer emotion of my Life, Joan Washington'

The character revealed Joan passed distant nan erstwhile nighttime successful an affectional tribute that included a video of nan brace dancing together and laughing earlier they embraced on to nan opus Only You by The Platters.

Richard wrote: 'ONLY YOU! Joan - Love of my Life & Giver of Life to our girl Olivia.

'Our hearts are surgery pinch nan nonaccomplishment of your Life past night. 35 years joined & 38 together.

'To beryllium genuinely known and seen by you, is your immeasurable gift. Do not hide us, saccharine Monkee-mine.' 


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