Michelle Dockery's 'Downton Abbey' Costar Elizabeth McGovern Shares a Touching Tribute to Her Grieving TV Daughter

McGovern retweeted a sweet show of support from one of Dockery's fan accounts on Twitter

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Michelle Dockery‘s Downton Abbey family is supporting her in her time of grief.

Dockery’s on-screen mother Elizabeth McGovern, who plays Lady Cora Grantham on the period drama, retweeted a message of love for the 34-year-old actress, whose fiancé John Dineen died Sunday at the age of 34 after battling a rare, aggressive form of cancer.

The message, originally posted by the fan account Love for Michelle reads, “Michelle is being mentioned a lot shows how much she is loved & she is being thought of lots as well stay strong beautiful we love you!”

Past her initial statement, Dockery has not spoken publicly about how she is coping with losing Dineen, though she paid tribute to him at a memorial service in Cork, Ireland, on Wednesday.

In an emotional speech, Dockery – who left Downton press appearances in America last week and has been mourning with Dineen’s family since his death – called him “my friend, my king, my hero, my everything.”

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