Wimbledon legend Annabel Croft’s husband Mel Coleman dies from cancer
Annabel Croft, a former professional tennis player and TV presenter, has been left devastated after her husband Mel Coleman died just weeks after being diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. Mel, a renowned yachtsman, had complained of stomach pains before receiving the devastating diagnosis. The couple had been married for 29 years and have three grown-up children, Charlie, Amber, and Lily.
Annabel Croft and Mel Coleman’s love story
Annabel and Mel got married in 1992 after they met by chance, with Mel being one of the yachtsmen featured in a programme about yacht racing that Annabel was filming for the BBC. The couple later ran a tennis school together and had an active and adventurous outdoors lifestyle, transforming an old delivery van into a mobile home for their walking holidays.
Annabel Croft on coping with Mel’s cancer diagnosis
Earlier this year, Annabel revealed to the Mail that she had been learning to deal with Mel’s diagnosis, saying: “You cope because you have to, but it’s hard.” Annabel has requested privacy for herself and her family during this difficult time.