Caroline Fleming Says Her Final Goodbye to Her Formerly Estranged Dad

Feb 1, 2017 at 4:50 p.m. ET
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In a heartbreaking post to Instagram, Ladies of London star Caroline Fleming has revealed that her father, Niels Krabbe Iuel-Brockdorff, has died. He was 78.

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Fleming announced the sad news by posting a poem about grief on Instagram.

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"A very darling friend of my sisters shared this beautiful poem with us last weekend after our beloved father passed away," she wrote in the caption. "I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your very kind and loving condolences through what has been excruciatingly painful days. We were by my fathers side to the very end and his final journey was beautiful. We take this time now to grieve our enormous loss, my father was a remarkable gentleman and will be missed every day, loved always and forever."

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Fleming and her father had a famously strained relationship throughout her life, but they were able to reconcile just before he was diagnosed with cancer last year. Ladies of London documented the moment that some of the show's stars — Fleming's co-stars — learned that luel-Brockdorff had been diagnosed with cancer.

Fleming's followers flooded her post with messages of support.

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"So very sorry for your loss, Caroline. What a beautiful poem. Thinking of you and your family at this time. xoxo," one wrote. Another added, "My sincere condolences to you and yours for the loss of your father. Sending prayers for strength and comfort during this difficult time. May your happiest and warmest memories help turn your tears to smiles."

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