It was a saddened festive season for former Spice Girl Emma Bunton and her family.
On Christmas Day the 33-year-old and long-term partner Jade Jones were "stunned" to hear that Jade's father had passed away suddenly.
His dad suffered a heart attack while celebrating Christmas with family in his native Jamaica.
Emma and the 29-year-old, who have a 16-month-old son Beau, learned of the tragedy over the phone.
Jade - a chef at Claridges and former boy band member - is said to be "inconsolable".
"The family are devastated and still in mourning. Both Jade and Emma are shell-shocked," a friend says.
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