Jill Zarin‘s husband, Bobby Zarin, died at the age of 71 on Saturday, after a long battle with cancer.
The Real Housewives of New York star released the following statement on her website:
“With the heaviest of hearts, we are devastated to share the news that our beloved Bobby Zarin passed away peacefully today surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer,” the family said in a statement on Jill’s website. “There are no words to describe how heartbroken we are. Thank you, everyone, for all your love and support during this difficult time.”
In November 2016 Bobby’s cancer returned after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Bobby survived thyroid cancer in 2009, but it returned in 2013 and spread to his lungs. He was hospitalized in July 2017 due to complications from his battle with cancer.
The couple celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary on January 4.
“Happy 18th! Anniversary to the love of my life Bobby Zarin. Bobby is the most perfect man I know,” the 54-year-old reality TV star captioned a photo collage of them together. “He never loses anything, never forgets anything and when I think he is wrong… he is always right!”
He is survived by Jill, his three children from a previous relationship — Jonathan, David and Jennifer — and stepdaughter Ally.
Our deepest condolences to Jill, Ally and the entire Zarin family.
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