Love lives on. Real Housewives of New York City alum Jill Zarin feels fortunate for all of the time she had with her late husband, Bobby Zarin.
“Jill feels lucky she had as many years as she did because he had prostate cancer when she met him,” an insider told Us Weekly exclusively in November 2017.
As previously reported, Bobby died at the age of 71 on Saturday, January 13, after a long battle with cancer. The family announced Bobby’s passing in a statement on Jill’s website: “With the heaviest of hearts, we are devastated to share the news that our beloved Bobby Zarin passed away peacefully today surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. There are no words to describe how heartbroken we are. Thank you, everyone, for all your love and support during this difficult time.”
Bobby beat thyroid cancer in 2009 but it returned in 2013 and spread to his lungs. In November 2016, Jill revealed that the cancer had spread to his brain, but said in a statement at the time that they were determined to “remain strong.”