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Tom Daley pays tribute to his father on seventh anniversary of his death

Robert Daley lost his battle to cancer back in 2011

2018-05-29

Tom Daley has paid tribute to his late father in a sweet Instagram post.

The Olympic diver – who is expecting his first child with his husband Dustin Lance Black – took to Instagram to share a picture of his late father, Robert, on the seventh anniversary of his death.

On his post – which sees his dad playing in the bath with the young diver – Daley wrote: “7 years you’ve been gone.

“You were the best Dad. I hope to be the best dad to our future son.”

Robert lost his battle to cancer back in 2011 when he was just 40 after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2006.

He gave up his electrician’s business to follow his son to events around the world and watched his then 15-year-old son become Britain’s first individual diving world champion.

Although he had 80 per cent of the brain tumour removed in 2006, he had been in remission until a routine health check in 2010 revealed the tumour had returned.