Love Island’s Shaughna Phillips has a poignant tattoo tribute to her late dad on her arm following his death to cancer three years ago.
The 25-year-old, who is currently competing in the South African villa, faced a family tragedy after her dad, Eddie, passed away after battling the illness.
Shaughna’s family, who is currently running her Instagram account while she’s on the show, paid tribute to her father on World Cancer Day earlier this week, alongside a childhood photo.
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One photo shows Shaughna as a toddler while with her father, while a second shows her family at her graduation.
The last photo in the post shows the tattoo on Shaughna’s forearm, which reads: “Hanging out in the clouds under the moon.”
Alongside the post, her family wrote: “On #WorldCancerDay we dedicate Shaughna’s post to her dad Eddie, who passed away three years ago to Cancer.
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“He loves you to the moon and back a million times over baby girl #worldcancerday2020.”
In 2015 Shaughna faced another heartbreaking tragedy after he best friend Tommy Blackmore was tragically killed in a one-punch street attack.
Tommy, who raised money for charity, was on a night out in London in June 2015 when he attempted to break up a fight after spending the night with friends by Tower Bridge.
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Following his death, Shaughna paid tribute in a heartbreaking Instagram post, which read: "Hoping this is all a nightmare and I wake up soon…
"I cannot put into words how much of a p***take this boys is, he would do anything to be mischievous and I cannot believe I'm not going to experiencing another one of his pranks again.
"I am actually heartbroken. Hope you're okay with the Angels Tom, love you and miss you."
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Shaughna's dad lost his battle with cancer the following year.
Again, the democratic services officer shared the devastating the news with her Instagram followers, writing: “My brave, amazing daddy passed away this morning at 5:35am.
"He spent the past 5 days completely pain free, surrounded by all of his closest friends and family.
"My mama hasn't left his side ones, and all of the stories and memories that have been spoken about how shown me it's okay to smile.
"Cancer may have taken my dad but it cannot take the past 22 years away from me, and his love with stay with me forever."
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