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Ricki Lake’s husband has sadly passed away

Ricki Lake’s husband has sadly passed away aged just 45.

The Let it Shine guest judge broke the sad news to fan on social media.

Ricki appeared alongside Gary Barlow and Dannii Minogue as part of the BBC talent show on Saturday night.

In an emotional post, she said: “It is with a heavy heart that I share that my beloved soulmate, Christian Evans has passed. The world didn’t understand this man, but I did.

“He succumbed to his life long struggle with bipolar disorder. For anyone who has ever lost a family member or friend to mental illness, my heart goes out to you.”

Via Instagram

“I am a greater person for having known him and spent the past 6 and a half years of my life with him.

“He was a man of love and what mends my broken heart today is knowing that he is finally at peace and his spirit is free. Rest in peace, my love,” continued the 48 year old.

Via Instagram

As well as her glittering career as a talk show host, the TV star also enjoyed roles in the world of musical theatre.

Most notably, she starred in the original version of Hairspray.

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