‘My hero’: Lisa Armstrong shares poignant post to remember her father three years after his death

Lisa Armstrong took to Instagram on Friday to share a touching tribute to her late father. 

Derek died in May 2019 aged 71, following a battle with cancer. 

The makeup artist, 45, shared a poignant album with her 146,000 followers, which encapsulated photos of her ‘pops’ along with a happy family snap. 

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‘My hero’: Lisa Armstrong shared a poignant post on Friday to remember her father three years after his death

Lisa wrote: ‘3 years have gone by and it still feels like yesterday but not one day passes without you being missed and loved…. RIP Pops, love you so much…#Degs #myhero [sic]’. 

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She was soon inundated with support, coming from the likes of former Strictly dancer Ola Jordan and comedian Alan Carr. 

Fans also flooded the comments, with one providing solace: ‘So hard losing a dad , mine will be three years November ..it still feels like yesterday. Everyday is a struggle..miss him so much. Sending love ❤️❤️❤️’. 

RIP: Derek died in May 2019 aged 71, following a battle with cancer

Looking back: The makeup artist, 45, shared a poignant album with her 146,000 followers, which encapsulated photos of her ‘pops’

Message: Lisa wrote: ‘3 years have gone by and it still feels like yesterday but not one day passes without you being missed and loved…. RIP Pops, love you so much…#Degs #myhero [sic]’

Love: She was soon inundated with support, coming from the likes of former Strictly dancer Ola Jordan and comedian Alan Carr

It was reported in May 2019 that Lisa’s father had passed away aged 71 following a battle with cancer, amidst her then divorce battle with ex-husband Ant McPartlin.  

The Strictly Come Dancing MUA was reportedly at Derek’s bedside at her family home, in Oxford with her mum Linda, according to The Sun.

Lisa was said to have kept her dad’s illness a secret for a year.  

Sad: The Strictly Come Dancing MUA was reportedly at Derek’s bedside at her family home, in Oxford with her mum Linda, according to The Sun

Derek was said to have been given the cancer diagnosis the previous year, with his health deteriorating in the months before he died.

Lisa’s father was discharged from hospital to die at home peacefully, the newspaper reported.

A source told the paper at the time: ‘A lot of people think Lisa is strong, and she is — but she’s had so much to cope with since she and Ant split up.

Exes: It was reported in May 2019 that Lisa’s father had passed away aged 71 following a battle with cancer, amidst her then divorce battle with ex-husband Ant McPartlin (pictured in 2006)

‘There’s been one thing after another and at times she’s felt on her knees. But she’s kept it together and ploughed on.’ 

Lisa and Ant have since settled their divorce and she is reportedly believed to have received a £31million settlement, as well as joint custody of their Labrador Hurley.

She has found love again with handsome electrician James Green and often shares loved-up snaps of them on her Instagram grid. 

Romance: She has found love again with handsome electrician James Green and often shares loved-up snaps of them on her Instagram grid (pictured in March)