Singer Engelbert Humperdinck's wife of 56 years dies from Covid-19

'Our family is heartbroken over the loss of my darling wife. Last night, she slipped softly away..., ' Engelbert Humperdinck wrote on his social media. Photo: Engelbert Humperdinck/Instagram

Singer Engelbert Humperdinck's wife, Patricia, has died from coronavirus.

The singer made the announcement on his social media account over the weekend.

"Dear Friends, please forgive the silence, after the unbelievable response to our plea for prayers.Our family is heartbroken over the loss of my darling wife. Last night, she slipped softly away, as if by Gods clockwork," he wrote.

On Feb 3, the 84-year-old singer, afflicted with Covid-19 himself, issued a plea for his wife’s health as she struggles against Covid-19 while battling Alzheimer’s.

The singer thanked fans for the support and prayers offered.

"I thank those who reached out in what we now know were her final days, and sent energy, love and words of deep connection to a loving God. He will be the ultimate caregiver of peace and love.

"Patricia battle with Alzheimer’s was brave from the very beginning. She never resisted as we tried to leave no stone unturned.

"We love you beyond words, forever and always. It is slipping now into the minutes of a full day without you.

"Goodnight my baby."

Humperdinck and Patricia were married for 56 years. They have four children.

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