Underworld actress Sophia Myles’ dad has died of coronavirus in hospital, she revealed tonight.
The star – also known for her roles in Doctor Who and Moonlight – shared a photo on Twitter of Peter on a ventilator taken not long before he died.
She is seen leaning over her father’s bed wearing a protective mask and plastic apron.
Later Sophia Myles wrote – RIP Peter Myles. My dear Dad died only a few hours ago.
It was the Corona Virus that finally took him.
Yesterday I went on a journey to see my father. This is the harsh reality of the Coronavirus.
The 40-year-old Londoner had been posting updates to her followers about her father’s illness.
And in a video message, she thanked fans for their support.
She said – I just wanted to send a really short message to say thank you all so, so, so much for all your lovely tweets to me.
I am sorry I am not able to reply to everyone in person but thank you. Every single one that comes through, I am so touched.
The star revealed a film crew from CBS had recorded her meeting her father on Friday and the footage would air on Monday.
Eighteen months ago Sophia revealed her dad had Parkinson’s disease.
She wrote then: My dear Dad has Parkinson’s. Always a pleasure to see him.