ByBen Turner, writer at
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Ben Turner

It’s a difficult time for Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery. Her fiancé, PR Consultant John Dineen, died aged 34 on the weekend from a rare form of cancer in Cork’s Marymount Hospital.

A few days before John’s death, Michelle flew back from the US where she was doing promotion for Downton Abbey’s final season, to have a last few treasured moments with the man she was due to wed.

Michelle just turned 34 and spent her birthday preparing John’s funeral arrangements.

The couple are believed to have been dating since 2013 after being introduced by Michelle’s co-star, Allen Leech. They kept a very low profile throughout their relationship, but in 2014, a loved up Michelle did let slip that she had "a wonderful man in [her] life from Ireland.”

John's family has appealed for privacy and the following statement has been issued:

The family is very grateful for the support and kindness they have received but would kindly request that they are left to grieve in private.


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