Saturday 23 September 2017

TV3's Mark Cagney reveals heartbreak after wife's death and his 'saviour' second wife

Anita McSorley

TV presenter Mark Cagney has opened up about his struggle to move on following the death of his wife Ann Humphries.

The TV3 star lost his wife of 11 years in 1991 after she suffered a brain hemorrhage.

The father-of-four explained that he was lost following her death and revealed that he was lucky to meet his second wife Audrey Byrne.

“The thrust of my life was to give the best possible life to my wife, who I adored," he said on The Saturday Night Show last night.

‘There is no question that she saved my life, because I have no idea what I would have done’ - Mark Cagney and his second wife, Audrey
‘There is no question that she saved my life, because I have no idea what I would have done’ - Mark Cagney and his second wife, Audrey

“I was left bereft, I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t have a reason to get up. Other people deal with it in different ways but I was just lost, I despaired."

“I was lucky to have her in the first place because she made a man of me, and I was lucky to meet Audrey Byrne because she saved me,” he added.

Anna Daly, Mark Cagney, Sinead Desmond and Alan Hughes of
‘Ireland AM’ at TV3’s autumn schedule launch at The Mansion House in Dublin yesterday. Photo: Brian McEvoy
Anna Daly, Mark Cagney, Sinead Desmond and Alan Hughes of ‘Ireland AM’ at TV3’s autumn schedule launch at The Mansion House in Dublin yesterday. Photo: Brian McEvoy

He explained that after her death he was “incredibly angry with God” but Audrey helped him through it.

“She has had to deal with her ghost for a very long time, and it shows how much of a remarkable woman she is.

Presenters Sinead Desmond and Mark Cagney pictured at the unveiling of the new Ireland Am set at Tv3 Studio's in Ballymount Dublin
Pic:Brian McEvoy
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Presenters Sinead Desmond and Mark Cagney pictured at the unveiling of the new Ireland Am set at Tv3 Studio's in Ballymount Dublin Pic:Brian McEvoy No Repro fee for one use

“I could have fallen apart when she left. But Audrey fell in love with me and told me to cop on."

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