Michelle Dockery's tribute to fiance

Michelle Dockery paid an emotional tribute to her fiance John Dineen at his funeral earlier today (16.12.15).

Michelle Dockery's tribute to fiance

Michelle Dockery paid an emotional tribute to her fiance John Dineen at his funeral earlier today (16.12.15).

The 'Downton Abbey' actress - who flew back from a promotional tour in the US to be with John before he died on Sunday (13.12.15) after a cancer battle - addressed the congregation and described her partner as "my friend, my King, my hero, my everything".

According to the Irish Independent newspaper, Michelle said: "Whether in his work or his personal life John was extremely loyal. It was clear that when John was in your corner he was there. I was honoured to know John. To love him and be loved by him. He was my friend, my King, my hero, my everything. We celebrate him, we honour him and we will miss him.

"John's charm was legendary. He could persuade anyone to do what he wanted in the least pushy way possible. Particularly the women.

"He had a presence that was electric when he came in to the room. He had a wicked sense of humour. He had a genuine interest in other people."

Michelle - who was introduced to John by her 'Downton Abbey' co-star Allen Leech - then sang John's favourite song - 'The Folks Who Live on the Hill' - from the altar.

The financial PR's funeral took place just one day before his 35th birthday and one day after Michelle turned 34.

A private cremation followed the mass.

John passed away at Marymount Hospice in Cork, Ireland on Sunday after battling a rare form of cancer.

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