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Jedward pay tribute to their mother after she loses battle with cancer

The twin brothers posted a tribute and photograph on Twitter

THE mother and manager of singing twins Jedward - Susanna Grimes - has died after a battle with cancer.

John and Edward Grimes, who found fame through The X Factor and twice represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest, paid tribute on Twitter.

Mrs Grimes worked as her sons' manager and was instrumental in their success as reality TV stars.

The boys said: "Rest In Peace Mammy You live on through us. We will miss you and your smile.

"You shaped the character of who we are. Mammy lived with cancer for many years but was always full of life! You live on in our memories and will always be alive in our hearts."

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