A HEARTBROKEN wife has paid emotional tribute to her husband who has died after twice battling cancer.

Dad-of-five Andrew Davis, who was diagnosed with tonsil cancer in 2015, thought he had beaten the disease last year when he was given the all-clear by doctors following chemotherapy treatment.

But in June medics broke the news the disease had spread to his liver and he had just months to live.

His devastated wife Liz, and five children — Nathan, Liam, Megan, Abigail and Cerys — hoped to raise enough money for innovative treatments, in a bid to prolong his life.

But Mr Davis, died at his home in Mabel’s Brow, Farnworth, aged 41, after bravely fighting the disease for three years.

The passionate Liverpool fan listened to the club’s anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone before slipping away, surrounded by his loving family.

Mrs Davis, who was married to her husband for 13 years, said she had been left devastated by her loss.

She said: “He loved Liverpool and he loved that song. I didn’t realise it was going to happen at the end of the song, it was crazy. I expected him to go on a bit longer. He took his last breath and I think he took that as his acceptance that it was okay to go once we had played that song.

She added that Mr Davis had been the perfect husband and father.

“He always put me and the children first. He used to do all the jobs a woman would do — cooking, cleaning, he put me up in my bed at night like a princess. He would say I was his princess,” she said.

“He was a fantastic dad and a fantastic friend and he even treated one of his nieces, Ellie, like his own daughter and she called him dad.”

And Mrs Davis, aged 38, said her former-market trader husband’s life had been cut short in the cruellest of ways.

“He just loved life, he just wanted to live and carry on but, unfortunately the illness would not let him.”

“He was my soulmate, he really was, to the point where we were not two people, we were classed as one person. I feel like half of me has died as well. I am going to miss him more than anything.”

“And the children are devastated, they really are. They are trying to bear up but they are so upset they are never going to see their dad. He was such a good dad and such a good person.”

Mrs Davis gave up work to care for her husband while he battled the disease and is now struggling to give him the send-off he deserves.

She said: “I want to give him the best that we can. He was such a good guy, everybody loved him and he always tried to help people.

“I want to make it as special as I can and also buy a plot for me when my time comes.”

Mr Davis also leaves behind mum Mary Davis, brother Darren Davis, cousin Shaun Schoular sister-in-law Katie Scoular, nieces Emma Louise Tregurtha and Ellie Scoular, nephews Harley and Tommie Scoular and mother-in-law Anne Paynter.

Mr Davis funeral will be held at St John’s Church, in Farnworth, on Friday, October 13 at 1.30pm.

This will be followed by a burial at Heaton Cemetery and a wake at Farnworth and Kearsley Labour club.

To donate towards Mr Davis’ funeral costs visit gofundme.com/andrew-davis-funeral