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Kerry Katona ‘keeping memories alive’ for daughter DJ after dad George Kay’s death as she reveals ‘nervous breakdown’

KERRY Katona has revealed she's trying to keep the memories of ex George Kay alive for her daughter Dylan-Jorge, six.

Former rubgy league star George passed away at 39 from a drug overdose in 2019 and Kerry has now admitted that she had a "nervous breakdown" following his death.

She told Closer magazine: "DJ was hard to win over at first, she was only three when Ryan came into her life and she’d lost her daddy.

"We sit and talk to her about George and tell her stories. She clings to Ryan now and idolises him."

Kerry went on to discuss how her ex's death affected her mental health and said Ryan became her rock in her time of need.

"Ryan held me in his arms," she added. "I was having a nervous breakdown and my doctor had to come out. I had so many mixed emotions but he was supportive."

At the time, it was reported that George died on July 6 after "eating a quantity of cocaine" in front of horrified staff at the Holiday Inn in Sutton Weaver, Cheshire.

A source told the Liverpool Echo that George had been acting erratically on the night before his death and refused to return to his room - forcing staff to call the cops.

Police officers attended at 9.54pm on July 5 but allegedly left the hotel after George agreed to return to his room.

It was claimed staff went to check on George at 10am but found him "eating" a large amount of cocaine from his desk.

Sources claim he quickly became unwell and police and ambulance services were called to the scene.

The former rugby league player met Kerry as teenagers, but started dating in 2012 after bumping into each other in Warrington and married two years later.

After they wed, he became step-dad to her four children; Molly and Lilly-Sue from her marriage to Brian McFadden as well as Heidi and Max from her relationship with Mark Croft.

Five months after their wedding, the couple welcome their daughter Dylan-Jorge.

In October 2015 ex-Atomic Kitten singer Kerry announced they had split, alleging the one-time Warrington Wolves winger assaulted her.

The pair divorced in 2017, just three years after tying the knot in a romantic Gloucestershire ceremony.

Before he came into the spotlight, he had a professional rugby career that ended in France in 2004.

He played as winger for Warrington Wolves and later blamed the lack of money he was making from the sport for leading him down a dark path that resulted in three and a half years in prison for blackmail.

Kerry Katona posts moving video of George Kay's daughter Dylan-Jorge dancing to emotional song after his death

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