RUTH Langsford's celebrity friends have paid tribute to her late sister Julia who died today.
The This Morning presenter announced the tragic news earlier today on social media that Julia had died after a long illness.
She wrote: "My lovely Sis Julia has sadly died after a very long illness.
"My heart is completely broken. She was the kindest and most gentle soul and I will miss her forever.
"As I am sure you will appreciate I need to take time to grieve with my family. Thank you for your understanding."
Ruth's friends flocked to offer their support and tribute to the beloved television star at this difficult time.
Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown said: "So sorry for your loss Ruth. Thinking of you and sending love and thoughts xxx"
Former Emmerdale star Gemma Atkinson said: "I’m so sorry Ruth 😞 Sending lots of love to you all ❤️❤️"
Journalist India Willoughby said: "So sorry to hear this Ruth. Just lost my brother. Sending lots of love to you and your family ❤️"
Radio presenter Cristo Foufas said: "Oh love, am so sorry to hear this, you used to talk about her so fondly. Sending my love and condolences x"
Emmerdale actress Samantha Giles said: "So sorry to hear this Ruth, sending love to you and your family xx"
Ruth's husband Eamonn Holmes is looking after Rutrh at home after her tragic loss.
A source told The Sun: "Ruth is utterly heartbroken and devastated to have found out her beloved sister Julia has died...
"Julia had been unwell for quite some time but this has shaken Ruth to the core.
"Eamonn and son Jack are comforting her at home but Ruth is in deep shock. It’s absolutely heartbreaking for the whole family."
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