Fans support Hollyoaks star Ruby O'Donnell after tragic loss

Hollyoaks star Ruby O’Donnell has received support from fans and colleagues after sharing the sad news that her grandmother has died.

The actress, who plays Peri Lomax in the Channel 4 soap, revealed the heartbreaking news on social media, sharing a number of pictures of her grandmother.

‘Today was all about celebrating the beautiful life you created,’ she wrote on Instagram alongside the images.

‘I’ll miss you forever Grandma xx’.

A number of Ruby’s Hollyoaks co-stars were quick to offer support, with Nikki Sanderson – who plays Maxine Minniver – writing: ‘Sending lots of love to you all. So sorry for your loss xxx.’

Ross Adams, who portrays Scott Drinkwell, wrote: ‘Thinking of you beautiful,’ while former Ollie Morgan star Gabriel Clark said: ‘Sending you and your family lots of love.’

Ashling O’Shea, who plays Nadira Valli, commented with three heart emojis, while Malique Thompson-Dwyer, aka Prince McQueen, added two.

Fans were also quick to add messages of support, with one writing: ‘Sending thought’s and prayers to you and all your family.’

Ruby will feature on screen next week in Hollyoaks, as Peri decides to accompany Juliet Nightingale (Niamh Blackshaw) on a trip to get her cancer treatment.

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Juliet subsequently has a discussion with Peri about their plans, with the couple deciding to sneak off – without saying goodbye to anyone.

Hollyoaks airs weeknights at 7pm on E4, with first look episodes streaming daily on All4.

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