STRICTLY Come Dancing star Molly Rainford is heartbroken after the death of a beloved family member.
The 22-year-old EastEnders actress announced that her cousin had passed away.
“Rest peacefully cousin Ben,” she wrote on Instagram last night alongside a photo of the couple.
The poignant snap showed a younger Molly smiling next to her cousin Ben Azevedo, who was sitting in his wheelchair.
Ben suffered from cerebral palsy and epilepsy and was 38 years old when he died.
Molly is an ambassador for St Elizabeth’s in Hertfordshire, a technical school and residential school where Ben lived.
Molly and Ben grew close and he cheered her on when she competed on Britain’s Got Talent in 2012, aged 11.