Dave Myers and wife in ED composite

Dave Myers’ wife admits she ‘watched him die for a couple of years’ amid cancer

Dave died from cancer in February at the age of 66

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The wife of the late Dave Myers has opened up about his death in a new interview months on from his passing.

The Hairy Bikers star Dave died on February 28 at the age of 66. He had battled cancer for a couple of years.

Now, his widow Liliana has said she misses him “terribly” as she spoke to BBC Radio Cumbria.

Dave Myers smiling with his wife at event
Dave Myers’ wife said she misses him “terribly” (Credit: SplashNews.com)

Dave Myers wife

Lili was speaking ahead of Dave Day on June 8, when thousands of bikers will travel from London to Dave’s home town of Barrow to raise funds for charity.

Lili said: “He always said, ‘let’s make the most of today, we don’t know what will come tomorrow.’

I’ve watched this man die for a couple of years, every day, little by little.

“He was the same person on and off screen. Larger than life. I miss him terribly now. I miss that energy.”

She went on to say that she and Dave “made the most of every day” after his cancer diagnosis.

Dave Myers speaking on This Morning
Dave died in February following his cancer battle (Credit: ITV)

She admitted: “It wasn’t an easy period of time. I’ve watched this man die for a couple of years, every day, little by little.”

Lili also gushed over Dave’s friendship with his co-star Si King. She said: “They completed each other, they even completed each other’s sentences because they knew each other so well.”

Dave Day will raise money for The Institute of Cancer Research, London and NSPCC Childline.

In March, Lili paid an emotional tribute to her beloved husband as she admitted feeling like she was “grieving with the whole nation”.

Dave Myers cancer

She wrote online: “I will never be able to thank you all enough for the massive wave of love, compassion and care that you have shown towards me, Simon and our families in these past days since Dave passed.

“I want you all to know that I have read every single message and comment that you sent… your stories about Dave, your feelings you shared with me mean a lot and my heart is filled with gratitude and love.”

Read more: Hairy Bikers star Si King announces first project without Dave Myers as fans rally round: ‘He would be so proud of you’

The Hairy Bikers: Route 66 Go North is on BBC Two Saturday June 8 at 7.30pm.

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Rebecca Carter
Associate Editor (News)