Stephen Graham has announced the death of his mother on the same day he was recognised on the King's New Years Honours list.
Posting to Twitter on Saturday (December 31), the Line of Duty star, 49, shared several images of himself with his mother before sadly confirming her passing.
Describing his mum as having the "purest heart", the actor also confirmed he felt "honoured and proud" to share his recently received OBE with his late parent.
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Stephen wrote: "This incredible, inspirational, woman & the purest heart my mum passed away.
"Her words as a child 'no one is above you and no one is below you all are equal' have remained with me throughout my life.
"I feel so honoured and proud to share this with her An OBE for both of us mum."
Stephen also shared the tragics news of his mother's passing on Instagram page, with his celebrity and actor pals including his Line of Duty co-star Vicky McClure and Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley offering their heartfelt condolences.
Leading the tributes, Stephen's This Is England co-star Jo Hartley wrote: "Argh @stephengraham1973 she did an incredible job with you. What a woman. I’m so deeply sorry for your loss brother. I love you."
Vicky McClure commented: "Oh Ste I’m so so sorry. You made her incredibly proud."
Pushing Daises star Anna Friel responded: "The hugest hugs and masses of love coming your way," while Daisy Ridley replied: "I'm so sorry, Stephen."
Rocketman star Taron Egerton said: "I am proud to know you. I can't imagine how she must have felt. We all love you, Stephen."
Emmerdale's Hayley Tamaddon added: "Sending huge love."
Stephen's mother worked as a social worker as he grew up in Kirkby.
His parents were separated but Stephen lived with his mother and step-father during his childhood and teen years.
Earlier today, it was revealed Stephen had received an OBE in King Charles III first New Years Honours list for his services to drama.
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