Kate Beckinsale Announces Sad News

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Actress Kate Beckinsale was a presenter at the Golden Globes awards ceremony on January 8, 2024. What started out as a night filled with glitz and glamour became something quite more serious just hours later.

In an Instagram post, Beckinsale shared pictures of her evening. The first photo shows her in a stunning dress on the red carpet, which seems fitting for the event; however, if you scroll through the photos, the last few are anything but typical awards ceremony photos.

The last two pictures show Beckinsale in the hospital. She is not the one in the hospital bed, but she is sitting next to the bed of her stepfather, Roy Battersby. She rushed there so quickly that she was still wearing the dress she wore to the Golden Globes.


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PEOPLE reports that in a story that Beckinsale posted to Instagram, she announced the sad news of Battersby’s death. The statement read, “It is with great sorrow that the family of film and television director Roy Battersby announce the news of his recent death after a brief period of illness.”

The statement continued, “He passed away peacefully on 10 January 2024, in Los Angeles surrounded by family, aged 87. Funeral will be held in London, details to follow.”

On January 16, 2024, Beckinsale posted an update, a tribute to her late stepfather. She wrote, “I have no words yet.” She added, “I fought for you with everything I had . Oh Roy I am so sorry I lost.”

Beckinsale included a video of her stepfather talking to the camera as well as a series of photos of herself with her stepfather.


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