Zoe Ball shares heartbreaking tribute to late boyfriend on his 41st birthday


Zoe Ball shares heartbreaking tribute to late boyfriend on his 41st birthday
  1. Zoe Ball shares heartbreaking tribute to late boyfriend on his 41st birthday
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ZOE BALL PARTNER: The Radio 2 DJ paid tribute to her late boyfriend Billy Yates

The Radio 2 DJ suffered immense heartache when her boyfriend Billy Yates took his own life in May.

After an ongoing battle with depression, the BBC cameraman was found dead in his flat in Putney, South London.

Taking to Instagram this week, Zoe, 46, marked what would have been Billy's birthday.

Alongside a loved-up picture of the pair, she wrote: "My Billy would have been 41 this week. Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.

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Zoe Ball, Billy Yates

SPEAKING OUT: Zoe used her post to raise aware awareness about the effects of depression

"Thinking with love of all those affected and those dear ones lost. We must keep talking."

Urging readers to open up to others, she continued: "We must share our experiences to help each other and most importantly...

"Learn to stop and LISTEN, not necessarily keep trying to fix mental health."

Zoe Ball, Sara Cox

PUBLIC VOICE: Zoe, here with fellow DJ Sara Cox and actor Aidan Turner, works at Radio 2

“We must share our experiences to help each other”

Zoe Ball

Fans have since flooded the candid post with messages of support.

One well-wisher commented: "A big hug from a stranger, lovely Zoe Ball."

Another wrote: "The devastation suicide leaves behind is crippling. Thoughts are with you and your families."

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