Jill Zarin Breaks Her Silence Following Death of Husband Bobby: ‘Thank You For My Love’

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It’s been a tough month for Jill Zarin.

The Real Housewives of New York City star lost her husband, Bobby, to cancer last week. He was 71.

On Sunday, Jill shared a lengthy Instagram post in honor of her late husband.

“Rest In Peace my love. Words can not express the hole in my heart. Bobby taught me what true and deep love is,” she began. “Thank you for my love for sharing your life with me.. for raising Allyson as if she was your own, being an amazing father and grandfather and teaching me how to be a better person.”

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Rest In Peace my love. Words can not express the hole in my heart. Bobby taught me what true and deep love is. Thank you my love for sharing your life with me.. for raising Allyson as if she was your own, being an amazing father and grandfather and teaching me how to be a better person. You inspire those around you to be the best they can be. I will never forget you... your legacy lives on through your beautiful children and grandchildren . I will continue to raise money and awareness for ITOG ( international Thyroid Oncology Group) so maybe this won’t happen to the next guy who draws the proverbial short straw. I will continue to honor you and make you proud . You taught me so many lessons. I will turn the lights off when I leave a room and try not to lose my keys! Lists! Yes I will make lists now that you can’t remind me. Thank you to all our friends, family and fans for the most incredible love you have shown our family. The messages bring tears to my eyes and will continue reading them all in the coming weeks. I will continue my tribute in the coming days and weeks and if you want to share anything please leave messages. Tomorrow is the funeral so I will sleep now. Love Jill

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Jill promised to raise money for ITOG (the International Thyroid Oncology Group) in her husband’s absence. She also vowed to try to fix her own behavior to please him, saying, “I will turn the lights off when I leave a room and try not to lose my keys! Lists! Yes I will make lists now that you can’t remind me.”

She ended the post by thanking those who have reached out to her since Bobby’s death.

“The messages bring tears to my eyes and will continue reading them all in the coming weeks,” she wrote. “I will continue my tribute in the coming days and weeks and if you want to share anything please leave messages. Tomorrow is the funeral so I will sleep now. Love Jill.”

The Zarin family first shared the news of Bobby's death on Jill’s website on Saturday.

“There are no words to describe how heartbroken we are,” they wrote.

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