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Downton Abbey star Lesley Nicol is left heartbroken as her ‘warrior’ husband David Heald dies

Downton Abbey star Lesley Nicol is left heartbroken as her 'warrior' husband David Heald dies 2

Downton Abbey star Lesley Nicol is left heartbroken as her ‘warrior’ husband David Heald dies

Lesley Nicol’s husband David Heald has died. 

The Downton Abbey star, 68, has been left heartbroken after his passing, with her agent confirming the news to The Sun. 

The English actress, who portrays cook Beryl Patmore in the period drama and follow-up films, had been over in the States performing her one-woman show. 

Rest in peace: Downton Abbey star Lesley Nicol has been left heartbroken as her 'warrior' husband David Heald dies (the couple pictured in October 2019)

Rest in peace: Downton Abbey star Lesley Nicol has been left heartbroken as her ‘warrior’ husband David Heald dies (the couple pictured in October 2019)

Lesley was married to spiritual healer David – who was known as Da’aboth Te’He’Ling – for fifteen years and the pair lived in West London. 

In a statement provided to The Sun, Lesley’s agent said: ‘I would like to confirm the passing of Lesley’s beloved husband David Heald, known to all his wonderful friends as Da’arboth.

‘Da’arboth was an amazing, unique and inspirational man who was always at Lesley’s side – ‘her warrior’.

‘We are all processing this unexpected turn of events and Lesley would like to thank everyone for their loving and kind messages of support.’ 

Sad: The English actress, who portrays cook Beryl Patmore in the period drama and follow-up films, had been over in the States performing her one-woman show (pictured with Sophie McShera as Daisy Mason)

Sad: The English actress, who portrays cook Beryl Patmore in the period drama and follow-up films, had been over in the States performing her one-woman show (pictured with Sophie McShera as Daisy Mason)

A friend told the publication that Lesley is ‘heartbroken’, while branding the couple ‘a real couple and team.’

The pal also remembered the couple’s ‘very strong bond and love’, and David being his wife’s ‘biggest champion.’

Lesley has previously spoken of her partnership with her late husband, recalling how they ‘hit it off.’ 

Long-lasting love: Lesley was married to spiritual healer David - who was known as Da'aboth Te'He'Ling - for fifteen years and the pair lived in West London (pictured September 2019)

Long-lasting love: Lesley was married to spiritual healer David – who was known as Da’aboth Te’He’Ling – for fifteen years and the pair lived in West London (pictured September 2019)

‘It’s a good partnership. I met him through a friend and we just hit it off.

‘He is a martial artist and he does lots of spiritual stuff like Reiki. But he is interested in our world.’ 

Lesley’s one-woman show, How The Hell Did I Get Here?, premiered in New York last month and its roaring success has seen it extended. 

Bond: A friend told The Sun that Lesley is 'heartbroken', while branding the couple 'a real couple and team' (pictured October 2017)

Bond: A friend told The Sun that Lesley is ‘heartbroken’, while branding the couple ‘a real couple and team’ (pictured October 2017) 

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