Michelle Dockery Says at Late Fiance John Dineen’s Funeral: He Was ‘My King, My Hero’

John Dineen and Michelle Dockery
John Dineen and Michelle Dockery Ben Pruchnie/Centrepoint/Getty Images

Michelle Dockery paid tribute to her late fiancé, John Dineen, on Wednesday, December 16. According to the Irish News, the Downton Abbey actress called Dineen “my hero, my king, my everything” while speaking at his funeral. 

Dockery, who was introduced to Dineen by her costar Allen Leech two years ago, also reportedly sang “The Folks on the Hill” in honor of her late love. The funeral was held at St. James’ Church in Ballinora, County Cork, in Ireland.

As previously reported, Dineen, who worked in PR, died after battling a rare form of cancer on Sunday, December 13, at the Marymount Hospice in Cork. He was 34.

"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,” Dockery’s rep told Us in a statement.

Dockery, who flew from America to Ireland to be by Dineen’s side during his final days, was relatively private about their relationship. "I have a wonderful man in my life from Ireland,” she said last year, keeping mum. “We were introduced by Allen Leech. That's all you need to know.”

Dineen would have been 35 on December 17. 

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