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Thoughts and Prayers for Downton Abbey Star Michelle Dockery

By Julie Fink
Posted On Dec 15, 2015
Thoughts and Prayers for Downton Abbey Star Michelle Dockery

Amidst a Downton Abbey US promotional tour, actress Michelle Dockery had to rush home last week to be at her fiancé’s side during his finals hours.

Michelle Dockery and John Dineen pictured at the Cartier Queens Cup Final at Smiths Lawn at Windsor Great Park in Berkshire.
Michelle Dockery and John Dineen pictured at the Cartier Queens Cup Final at Smiths Lawn at Windsor Great Park in Berkshire (2014).

John Dineen, a PR professional, died at a hospice near his family home outside Cork on Sunday morning of a long-term illness. This comes two days before Ms. Dockery’s 34th birthday today. Michelle and John were introduced by Downton co-star Allen Leech in 2013. They were engaged earlier this year.

It was just days ago Ms. Dockery had appeared alongside Downton co-stars Hugh Bonneville and Allen Leech on The Late Show with Steven Colbert on Wednesday. The video went viral after the trio hysterically acted out a classic Downton scene using American accents, as opposed to their ‘plummy’ British accents as Colbert pointed out.

Downton Abbey on The Late Show
Downton Abbey stars act out funny scene on The Late Show, Wednesday, December 16th.

Ms. Dockery rushed back the very next day, four days before his death.

We are heartbroken for this lovely woman and one of our favorite on-screen royals, Lady Mary Crawly. We wish her the deepest peace of heart.