“We all sat around the bed, and we just laughed. We told stories about her, and to her, and just remembered stuff.” We #StandUpToCancer with @MarkGatiss in memory of his sister and his mum. To donate, text THIRTY, TWENTY or TEN to 70404 to donate £30, £20 or £10. #SASWhoDaresWins pic.twitter.com/D95HOUbgIA
— Stand Up To Cancer UK (@SU2CUK) April 14, 2019
Mark Gatiss left viewers in tears on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins as he revealed how he lost both his mum and sister to cancer.
In the latest episode of the brutal SAS training show, the Inside No 9 and Sherlock star appeared in an ad break to appeal for the show’s cause, Stand Up to Cancer.
During his tape relived the fond memories he had with his family before they were diagnosed and ultimately passed away from the disease.
‘It’s an extraordinary thing to say, but one of my happiest family memories was the week that my mother was dying,’ he said.
‘My sister and my brother and my cousin and I, lots of people we sat around the bed and just laughed and told stories about her, and to her, and just remembered stuff.’
Cared for at home by his sister, Mark was noted that his mother was about to die when she ran out of the room.
‘My dad was in the shower and he was deaf as a post, and she was yelling “dad come now” and then she died in front of us. It’s literally awful in every sense,’ he explained.
Mark spoke about losing his mother to cancer (Picture: Channel 4)Mark then dealt a brutal blow when he revealed that his sister also died around Christmas of the same disease, only just after she was diagnosed of breast cancer.
Cracking through the tears, he said: ‘It just seems so completely unfair that it was happening again so soon, but that’s the truth of it.’
Viewers were left heartbroken at the actor and writer for what he had gone through – and sent their love and well-wishes after he made the video in order to aid the Stand Up To Cancer appeal.
(Picture: Twitter)Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins continues Sunday at 9pm on Channel 4.
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