Victoria Mary Clarke has shared a heart-wrenching message with fans of her late partner Shane Mac Gowan on the day of his passing.
The world famous 'The Pogues' band member had been fighting a long battle with a serious blood infection, which caused him to spend 12 months in hospital.
Shane was discharged from the hospital just a week before his tragic passing.
In a post to Instagram, Victoria shared this heartbreaking message: "I don’t know how to say this so I am just going to say it. Shane who will always be the light that I hold before me and the measure of my dreams and the love of my life and the most beautiful soul and beautiful angel and the sun and the moon and the start and end of everything that I hold dear has gone to be with Jesus and Mary and his beautiful mother Therese.
"I am blessed beyond words to have met him and to have loved him and to have been so endlessly and unconditionally loved by him and to have had so many years of life and love and joy and fun and laughter and so many adventures.
"There’s no way to describe the loss that I am feeling and the longing for just one more of his smiles that lit up my world. Thank you thank you thank you thank you for your presence in this world you made it so very bright and you gave so much joy to so many people with your heart and soul and your music. You will live in my heart forever. Rave on in the garden all wet with rain that you loved so much. You meant the world to me."
Shane and Victoria first met in 1984 in North London pub, which was the beginning of their love story.
The pair proceeded to date for 32 years before they eventually got married in Denmark back in November 2018.
The long-standing couple officially got married in the registry office at the Town Hall in Copenhagen before moving on to an evening reception in a restaurant in the Tivoli Gardens.
Victoria has been by Shane's side for almost 40 years, and has remained by his side throughout his health battle.
Speaking with RSVP Live recently, Victoria said: "We were both very wild when we met and loved to party every and all night," she told us.
"We drank as much as was possible and were always surrounded by people. We live a very quiet life now and we hardly ever go out. We don’t drink so much, so our relationship has changed. It is less dramatic!
"We are probably more sure of each other now, more secure in the relationship and more trusting of each other, and maybe we appreciate each other more."
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