Saturday 20 January 2018

'In a weird way, I blame myself a little for him dying' - Vogue Williams on her late father

Vogue Williams attends the House of Holland show during London Fashion Week September 2017 on September 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Gerrish/WireImage)
Vogue Williams attends the House of Holland show during London Fashion Week September 2017 on September 16, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Gerrish/WireImage)
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

TV star and model Vogue Williams has opened up about her father's death ahead of her new TV series.

Vogue’s father Freddie died from a stroke in 2010 after an operation to remove an aneurysm, and she said she regrets pushing her late father to have the operation.

Vogue, who is back on the small screen next Friday to explore issues including sugar babies, anxiety and fertility, recalls the moment her Dad died.

“In a weird way, I blame myself a little for him dying.”

“I pushed him to get the operation out of the way, when maybe he should have waited a little longer and had more of a life.”

“I also feel I should have been more vocal when he didn’t seem right after the operation because they might have caught that last stroke earlier, but such is life.”

“Myself, my sister and my aunt had to meet with the surgeon to decide what to do next, and whether or not we should turn off Dad’s life support machine.”

“I didn’t want to – I wanted to give him more time to fight – but in hindsight that was selfish. He would have had no quality of life if my sister and aunt Sharon had not made the decision to let him go.”

Vogue reveals that she was with her Dad when he finally passed away.

“It was six o’clock on a Friday when I watched my dad die as I held his hand. I could see the life leave him and then he was gone.”

“It can just happen so suddenly. That’s it, someone you love is gone.”

“I speak about my dad a lot because I love remembering him. It’s only when I’ve had a drink that I might get upset.”

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