Heartbreak for Jonathan Rhys Meyers as his grandmother passes away
Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers (39) is mourning the loss of his beloved Irish grandmother.
The Tudors star is expected to fly back to Ireland for the funeral arrangements of his grandmother, Marie O'Keeffe, who died on Wednesday.
Mrs O'Keeffe, mother of Jonathan's father, John, died in Cork University Hospital (CUH) after a short illness.
Her death came almost 10 years after the actor lost his mother, Geri (51), following a brief illness.
Geri's funeral was attended by Jonathan's film industry friends including Colin Farrell, Neil Jordan and Cillian Murphy.
His grandmother, who is a mother of four, will be removed from O'Connor Brothers funeral home on Coburg Street this (Friday) evening to St Mary's Cathedral.
She will be buried following Requiem Mass at 10am on Saturday.
Mrs O'Keeffe will be buried in St Michael's Cemetery in Blackrock.
Jonathan was particularly close to his grandmother and brought his fiancee, Mara Lane, to Cork in February 2015 especially to introduce her to his Cork gran.
Just last month, Jonathan and Lara welcomed their first child, a baby boy they named Wolf.
Mara later posted a series of social media photographs about meeting her future Cork in-laws.
Mara and Jonathan later toured Ireland - and the Hollywood producer admitted she enjoyed Ireland so much she would consider setting up home here.
She has now visited Ireland three times with Jonathan.
Jonathan popped the question to Mara in December 2014, after less than a year of dating.
The 'Bend It Like Beckham' star had previously been in relationships with student Reena Hammer and model Victoria Keon-Cohen.
Ms Hammer, heir to the Ruby & Millie cosmetics firm, accompanied him to his mother's funeral in 2007.
Mrs O'Keeffe was predeceased by her husband, Joe, and is survived by her children John, Mary, Catherine and Deirdre, sisters, brother grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Her grandson has appeared in some of the most acclaimed films and TV series of recent years.
Jonathan's film credits include 'Michael Collins', 'Bend it like Beckham', 'Alexander', 'Mission Impossible', 'Albert Nobbs' and 'The
Mortal Instruments'. His TV credits include 'The Tudors', 'Dracula' and 'Vikings'.