â€˜Downton Abbeyâ€™ Star Michelle Dockeryâ€™s Boyfriend, John Dineen, Dies Aged 34
John Dineen, originally from Waterfall in Cork City, has passed away after an unspecified illness at Cork’s Marymount Hospice.
He and Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockerywere allegedly engaged, and she is reported to be understandably devastated at the loss.
Michelle and John are said to have been introduced in 2013 by Allen Leech, who plays Dockery’s brother-in-law on Downton Abbey.
They kept their relationship relatively private, but made headlines earlier this year when rumours started swirling that the pair were engaged. Michelle said, when asked in an interview:
“I have a wonderful man in my life from Ireland.We were introduced by Allen Leech. Thats all you need to know.”
A representative for Dockery has said:
“The family is very grateful for the support and kindness they have received but would kindly request that they are left to grieve in private.”
Dineen, who was a senior director at FTI Consulting based in London, will be remembered at a funeral service in Cork tomorrow morning.
Our thoughts go out to John’s friends and family at this hard time.