Shaughna Phillips pays touching tribute to dad on fifth anniversary of his death

Shaughna Phillips has paid a touching tribute to her father on the fifth anniversary of his passing.

The Love Island star, who recently attended a charity event with her mother, shared a sweet drawing of her with her father, as she penned: "5 years today" along with a red heart emoji.

"It doesn’t get easier, the pain doesn’t fade, I still have days where I can talk about you all day long, and days where I can’t even mention the word dad," she continued.

Shaughna heartbreakingly added: "But I’ve decided now that I’m okay with the pain not fading, in fact I don’t want it to, it’s a reminder of just how much I love you, and how truly blessed I am to have you as my daddy.

"Almost 8 billion people in the world, and I’m the lucky one that has you, I count my blessings each and every day.

"I make a point of talking about you in the present tense, because I still have a dad, I will always have a dad. You are not just in my past, you are in every day I’ll ever have."

Shaughna concluded her post with: "Love you until we meet again, I can’t wait to see you."

She also shared a sweet clip of her dad on her Instagram Story, writing: "So it turns out seeing you move and hearing your voice still feels like a bullet to the chest.

"But I get so many of my traits from you, music being one of them, the dance moves I luckily didn't inherit," she said with a crying with laughter emoji.

Shaughna's pals left comments of support, with Demi Jones writing: "Oh Shaughna, I love you so much."

Laura Whitmore left a red heart emoji, while Ashley Cain wrote: "Sending love and strength to you today."

Shaughna was recently joined by her mother for a cancer charity event on Saturday.

Revealing that the cause was close to her heart, Shaughna said: "I will always have sadness that the research wasn't there just yet to save my amazing dad from this disease, but every day we are one step closer to saving another family the awful reality that is living without a loved one.

"Never stop donating, 1 in 2 of us will get cancer in our lifetime, but more and more of us WILL survive, I pray for that every day ."

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