Lisa Riley pays tribute to late mother on five-year anniversary of her death

Lisa Riley

by Daisy Jordan |
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It’s been five years since Lisa Riley lost her mother Cath to cancer.

So the actress paid tribute to her beloved mum on Instagram with a touching post to mark the anniversary of her death.

The former Emmerdale star shared an emotional note that expressed how dearly she loved her, as it read, “Whenever she entered a room she shone like the brightest light with her never ending energy, she always said exactly what she thought and everyone who had the incredible opportunity of getting close to her knows how funny, witty and insanely clever she was.

Lisa Riley

“My life emptied when she fell asleep five years ago today so I ask today to spare a small thought for everyone close to you who have lost loved ones too early in their precious lives.

“I share today with the ones I love on earth and always live life to the fullest as you never know when it's your last.

“Love you, Mum. May your legacy always live on in me.”

Alongside the post, Lisa wrote, “Love you mum.....forever my guiding light.”

The star’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 and she battled with the disease until her death in 2012, surrounded by family.

That year, Lisa told The Mirror, “She died in my arms. She was at my house. The entire family was there and we laughed together on the morning that she passed away.

“That was Mum. It was wonderful. She had dignity. She was fun and smiles to the very, very end.”

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