Who is Stacey Petland's husband Anthony? TikToker mom of 4 dies from cancer at 37
'I never in a million years thought this would happen to me, but it can happen to anybody,' Stacey Pentland once shared about her cancer diagnosis
British TikToker Stacey Pentland, who was well-known for sharing her experience with terminal cancer, has tragically died at the age of 37. Pentland, who hailed from Newcastle, England, was a mother of four kids. She had over 200,000 followers on her TikTok account and her videos garnered over 5 million likes within a year. The news of her death was confirmed by her family on her TikTok account on Thursday, November 18, 2021.
"It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that our beautiful Stacey passed away this afternoon at 20 to 2. Can I ask you to respect the family's privacy at this difficult time," the TikTok post read, accompanied by a black and white photo of Stacey Pentland. She is survived by her husband Anthony and her four children Chloe, Sophie, Geordie, and AJ.
Pentland was diagnosed with incurable lymphoma in April 2020, after she experienced body pain while mowing the grass at her home. Doctors later confirmed that malignant tumors have spread all over her body and it was nearly incurable.
Soon afterward, she decided to document her life as a cancer patient, in order to raise awareness among people. “I never in a million years thought this would happen to me, but it can happen to anybody,” she once said. She addressed issues like mental health, struggles, and symptoms of cancer in a patient. While undergoing regular chemotherapy sessions, Pentland also received assistive care at St. Oswald's Hospice. She once revealed how she and her husband Anthony had date nights at the hospice even when she was sick.
Pentland has been married to her husband for many years but she believed that the cancer diagnosis brought her family closer than ever. "I would cry all night, screaming in pain and my husband would have to help me, and then get up for work himself in the mornings," she once shared about the initial days of her cancer battle. While at the hospice, Pentland shared, " My husband, Anthony, has been able to stay overnight with me in my room and the staff even arranged a date night in their gardens. We had wine, steak and chips and the Chef made us homemade cheesecake. It gave us quality time together which we’ve not been able to have because of all the stress and strain of being ill."
In her last video, shared just a week before her death, a visibly ailing Stacey shared a heartbreaking anecdote about making food for her husband "for the last time". "I woke up at 4am this morning. I came downstairs and I made my husband French bread," she shared in the video.
Pentland added, "I locked everything up, turned everything off and I crawled up the stairs. When I say crawl I mean crawl...He was flat out sleeping and I woke him up and I said ‘I made French bread for ya’ and he’s like ‘what are you on about’. He hadn’t asked for French bread … and he told me to come to bed.”
Stacey Pentland's tragic death was mourned by her acquaintances and followers on social media. Her friend Chelsey Harwood aka Queen Chelsey tweeted, "Saddened to hear the news of Stacey Pentland passing my lovely friend rest in peace girl your bravery and strength throughout your diagnosis was incredible You were amazing!! Will never forget you."
Another person wrote, "The news of Stacey Pentland’s passing has broken my heart. What an incredible lady, sending so much love to her husband, children, family and friends."
“This was hard to watch and just seen the news. I’m so heartbroken she never got to spend one last Christmas with her family. RIP beautiful Stacey,” a third follower said.
“One of your angels was helping you ready to take you home. Sweet dreams to one of the bravest women I’ve seen through the worst time of her life,” wrote another.
Saddened to hear the news of Stacey Pentland passing my lovely friend ❤ rest in peace girl your bravery and strength throughout your diagnosis was incredible— QUEEN CHELSEY (@chelsey_harwood) November 17, 2021
You were amazing!! Will never forget you pic.twitter.com/cSKApIl7iO
The news of Stacey Pentland’s passing has broken my heart. What an incredible lady, sending so much love to her husband, children, family and friends ❤️— Shania 🦋 (@shesnoangelxo) November 18, 2021