Engelbert Humperdinck's wife of 56 years, Patricia Healey, has died at age 85 from complications related to COVID-19. Humperdinck, 84, shared the news Friday on social media.
"Our family is heartbroken over the loss of my darling wife. Last night , she slipped softly away, as if by Gods clockwork," he wrote in a Facebook post, adding that Healey, who had battled Alzheimer's for over a decade, was surrounded by her family when she passed away.
"Her earthly limitations no longer hold her down as she is freely running the glorious gardens of Heaven, reunited with so many loved ones. We prayed as a family, blessed her with the water from Lourdes and off she went... ushered into the arms of Jesus with help from the generous heart filled prayers from all around the world," Humperdinck added.
On Jan. 26 the crooner shared that he, Healey, their son Jason, and two caregivers had been tested positive for the coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, Humperdinck called fans to pray for Healey.
"My biggest 'ask' is for my darling wife, Patricia (Popea)" he tweeted. "She has been through so much and does whatever it takes. She is an unbelievable woman of strength."
Born in 1936 in the UK., Healey pursued a career in acting and appeared in several films including "The White Bus" (1964), "Wuthering Heights" (1968) and "R3," a television show that ran from 1963 to 1964, according to Deadline. Her most recent TV appearance was in the 1994 mini-series "Middlemarch."
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