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My Lynda

Loving and losing my beloved wife, Lynda Bellingham


Lynda Bellingham died in her husband Michael's arms on 19th October 2014. Lynda touched many lives in her memoir, There's Something I've Been Dying to Tell You, and in My Lynda, Michael tells his side of the story. He talks movingly about their ten years together and describes how, in the past year, he has struggled to cope. He shares candidly his experience of grief, offering hope and support to others who have lost partners and loved ones. His is a book to comfort those who loved Lynda, to tell the missing pieces of their life together, to write about how they both confronted the news of her illness, and how he managed to continue since that moment of hearing that she had a teminal illness.

Michael Pattemore was born in Taunton, Somerset, in 1955. He has two children from his first marriage, Stacey and Bradley, and two grandsons Cooper and Oakley. Whilst living and working as a mortgage broker on the Costa Blanca in 2004, he met and fell in love with the actress Lynda Bellingham OBE and relocated to London, where he became popularly known as 'Mr Spain' to viewers of the daytime television show Loose Women. They married on her 60th birthday in May 2008 but sadly Lynda died of colon cancer in October 2014. Michael, who now works as a property developer, remains close to her sons Michael and Robbie.