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Jamie Dornan’s father dies at 73 after contracting Covid-19

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The news was reported on Twitter this morning, with the account for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Northern Ireland writing: “Very sad news this morning on the passing of Professor Jim Dornan, a passionate patron, advocate and friend to all […].

“Jim was champion for so many small charities and causes in NI and that legacy will live on. Condolences to family and friends at this sad time.”

Dornan had been diagnosed with lymphocytic leukaemia in 2005 and had worked closely with the charity ever since.

Dornan was a world-renowned obstetrician and gynaecologist. He was also a professor of Foetal Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast from 1995 to 2012 and senior vice-president of the Royal College of Gynaecologists from 2004 to 2006.

Jamie Dornan (right) with his sister Jessica and father during the Pancreatic Cancer charity NIPanC launch at the Mater Hospital in Belfast

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He also had a guest role in his son’s gripping BBC One series The Fall, where he played a member of the police board called John Porter in one episode.

Dornan is survived by his second wife, Samina, and three children by his late first wife – Liesa, Jessica, and Jamie. The Fifty Shades of Grey star, 38, is yet to comment on the news, but his representatives have been approached for comment.

A number of his former colleagues paid tribute to the doctor following the news.

Nichola Rooney, Chair of Division of Clinical Psychology NI, tweeted in tribute: “The great Prof Jim Dornan. One of a kind. His glass brimmed over.”

BBC NI Health Correspondent Marie-Louise Connolly tweeted: “It is with much sadness that I am writing that Professor Jim Dornan has died.

“Hard to accept that someone with so much life, wit, and full of advice and laughter has left this world.

Jamie’s father appeared in one episode of The Fall with the Irish star

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