The third episode of our Grief Kind podcast features fashion and textiles designer Pearl Lowe, who talks with host Clover Stroud about her struggles with grief after her dad, Eddie, died of a heart attack. Pearl discusses the emptiness she felt after losing her dad, working her way through grief and why it's so important to keep on being there for someone who is grieving.
“Nothing can prepare you for grief, especially when someone is such a big part of your life”
Pearl delves into her personal experience of grief after her dad Eddie died suddenly of a heart attack, shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer.
Along with memories of her father - from encounters with Dame Barbara Windsor to his days as a mascot for The Krays - Pearl discusses the huge void Eddie left behind and how she navigated grief with the support of her husband, Supergrass drummer, Danny Goffey.
Pearl recalls the numbness which followed Eddie’s sudden death, and why, when grieving all she really wanted was for people to “bother” her.
Transcript | Grief Kind podcast episode three
Pearl says: “My main advice is to keep checking that someone is okay, even months later. Don't leave them alone. Just turn up, bake them a cake, take around a bunch of flowers - those little things mean so much, just to know that you're there.”
We hope that our Grief Kind podcasts provide the right help and inspire the confidence to support loved ones through their grief.
Knowing what to say and do for those close to you can be incredibly hard during such a difficult time, but we're here to provide the support you need to be there for your friends and family when they have lost a loved one.
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Available on all podcast streaming services, you can listen to our previous podcast episodes with Lisa Riley and Candice Brathwaite if you didn't get a chance to catch them the first time around.
We all have it in us to be Grief Kind, and our movement aims to help more people get the support they need to cope, even through the toughest times.
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