Los Angeles: Former glamour model Samantha Fox's partner and manager of 16 years, Myra Stratton, has died after battling cancer for two years.
She breathed her last on Sunday.
"Sam (Samantha) 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," The Sun newspaper quoted a source as saying, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
The news was announced on Fox's Twitter page and the singer has appealed for privacy while she grieves.
A statement issued on her behalf read: "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 first met Stratton in 2003 and at that time the model said that Stratton is the only person she has ever been in love with.