Coronation Street star Bill Roache has revealed that he spent just a ‘few days’ mourning the death of his daughter Vanya.
The actor took 10 days off from the soap in March after she died from liver failure aged just 50, but said he managed to get over it much sooner than that.
"If I grieve it’s because I miss her and that’s negative and where she is she’ll pick up on that so I send her my love," the 86-year-old told Spirit and Destiny magazine.
"After the death of the physical body, the soul returns to heaven, which is our eternal home. Vanya has gone to a far better, happier place and I don’t need to grieve for her.
"Of course, for the first few days after her death it was natural to grieve, but within a week I got over it because I know she’s in a beautiful place reunited with other loved ones."
Bill – whose character Ken Barlow is currently in the throes of devastation after his beloved dog Eccles was poisoned – is a big believer in the spirit world and is a member of the Pure Love Movement.
He recently stated that he is ageing in reverse, and believes death is something we should ‘welcome’.
"True life is spiritual. Earth is a temporary, unreal place where we come to learn about separation," he explained.
"Our loved ones continue to be with us while we’re on earth and other souls and entities are with us during our lifetime to help guide and protect us.
"Death is something we can look forward to because we’ll be going back to our eternal home and will be closer to source, to love."
Vanya is the third loss Bill has had to endure, having lost his second wife Sara Mottram in 2009 when she was just 58, and their daughter Edwina to pneumonia when she was just 18 months old.
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