London: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has sent a touching letter to the family of a “Sherlock” fan named Eve Shepherd, who passed away at the age of 14 due to breathing difficulties.
The 38-year-old's letter was read in front of Shepherd's family and friends at her funeral service at Padgate Methodist Church in Warrington Monday, reports aceshowbiz.com.
“I send my deepest sympathies to Eve's family. To lose someone so young who fought for her health all her life must be beyond endurance,” Cumberbatch wrote.
“I hope they can take solace from the fact that she was clearly much loved and her support of our show is hugely appreciated and shall be remembered. I wish I could be there but sadly am filming the show she loved. God rest her soul. With all my love and sympathies, Benedict xxx,” he added.