Coronation Street's Shobna Gulati reveals her mother has passed away following battle with dementia

‘She taught me a lot, but not how to live without her’: Former Coronation Street star Shobna Gulati reveals her mother Asha has passed away after a long battle with dementia

Shobna Gulati’s mother has passed away after a long battle with dementia.

The former Coronation Street star, 53, revealed her mum, Asha, lost her fight with the degenerative disease ‘a few weeks ago’ when she died ‘peacefully in her sleep’ as she paid tribute to the ‘lynchpin’ of her family via Instagram on Wednesday.

The actress said she was ‘completely heartbroken’ and ‘still processing’ the devastating news as she struggles to live without her ‘amazing’ mother.  

'Still processing the news': Shobna Gulati, 53, has revealed that her mother, Asha, passed away a few weeks ago following a long battle with dementia

‘Still processing the news’: Shobna Gulati, 53, has revealed that her mother, Asha, passed away a few weeks ago following a long battle with dementia

'Our beautiful mum': Sharing a throwback snap of her mother to Instagram on Wednesday, the former Coronation Street star paid tribute to the 'lynchpin' of her family

‘Our beautiful mum’: Sharing a throwback snap of her mother to Instagram on Wednesday, the former Coronation Street star paid tribute to the ‘lynchpin’ of her family

In her heartbreaking caption, Shobna wrote: ‘Our beautiful mum passed away, a few weeks ago, peacefully in her sleep . Still processing, these days are hard. She was our lynchpin connecting us as a family. 

‘Our lives are changed and life is very different now . She did her very best and in the last 25 years I grew to know her as a person and the amazing woman that was our mum and for that circumstance and time I am truly grateful. 

‘She taught me such a lot … but not how to live without her. Completely heartbroken,’ she concluded. 

'Life is different': Admitting that her life is 'now changed', the actress went on to reveal that she was 'completely heartbroken' and 'still processing' the devastating news

‘Life is different’: Admitting that her life is ‘now changed’, the actress went on to reveal that she was ‘completely heartbroken’ and ‘still processing’ the devastating news

In a previous blog for Alzheimer's Research UK, Shobna revealed that her mum was living with vascular dementia.

Detailing all about her mother’s everyday life with the condition, the star, who played Sunita Alahan on Corrie, explained: ‘We've always been close. Living around the corner to Mum meant she's always been a major influence in my life.’   

‘It's not so easy for Mum to keep up any more these days, and she prefers to stay at home.

'Not easy for mum': In a previous blog for Alzheimer's Research UK, Shobna revealed that her mum was living with vascular dementia

‘Not easy for mum’: In a previous blog for Alzheimer's Research UK, Shobna revealed that her mum was living with vascular dementia

'Prefers to stay at home': The star, who played Sunita Alahan on Corrie, detailed all about her mother's everyday life with the condition

‘Prefers to stay at home’: The star, who played Sunita Alahan on Corrie, detailed all about her mother’s everyday life with the condition

‘Every day, every hour, every second can be different. Some days we laugh and laugh together, some days Mum just can't find comfort in anything.’

Detailing her plight further, Shobna continued: ‘There is so much stigma about dementia, particularly in South Asian communities. This weighs strongly on mum and, to this day, she's struggled to accept her diagnosis.’

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'This weighed strongly on my mother': Detailing her plight further, Shobna continued: 'There is so much stigma about dementia, particularly in South Asian communities'

‘This weighed strongly on my mother’: Detailing her plight further, Shobna continued: ‘There is so much stigma about dementia, particularly in South Asian communities’

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