Downton Abbey Star Mourns the Sudden Death of her Fiance

Downton Abbey star, Michelle Dockery, is mourning the death of her fiance, John Dineen.

John passed away earlier this week, at just 34 years-of-age. PEOPLE reports he suffered a rare form of cancer. 

The Irish Independent report that John returned to his native Ireland to receive specialised treatment, following his diagnosis earlier this year. 

Michelle was by his side in a hospital in Cork, Ireland during his final moments.

The 34-year-old actress released a statement requesting the family be "left to grieve in private."

Michelle farewelled John by saying - "my friend, my king, my hero, my everything" - at a funeral service in Cork today. "I was honoured to know John. To love him and be loved by him."

She then led the church in a rendition of his favourite song, 'The Folks Who Live on the Hill', Mail Online reports.

John would have turned 35 tomorrow. 

John and Michelle started dating in 2013, after they were introduced by Michelle's Downton Abbey co-star, Allen Leech. 

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