Samantha Fox ‘devastated’ by death of partner

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Singer and former glamour model Samantha Fox has confirmed that her partner of over a decade, Myra Stratton, has passed away.

The 1980s pin-up girl announced that her long-term girlfriend and manager has died this week, after a two-year battle with cancer.

A statement said: “It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Myra Stratton.

“She was Samantha Fox’s partner and manager for the last 16 years.

“She bravely fought cancer for the last two years but lost her battle on Sunday. Samantha asks for privacy as she grieves.”

Fox had only come out publicly back in 2003, when declaring her love for Stratton.

She said: “I have slept with other women but I’ve not been in love before Myra Stratton. People say I’m gay….I don’t know what I am.

“All I know is that I’m in love with Myra [Stratton, my manager]. I love her completely and want to spend the rest of my life with her.”

The pair later appeared together on an episode of Celebrity Wife Swap – with Samantha paired with Freddie Starr, and Myra his wife Donna.

A source told The Sun: “Sam is absolutely devastated. She adored and loved Myra and her loss has created a huge hole in her life.

“Myra was Sam’s manager but also her best friend and lover. It’s a huge loss for her.”