'RHONY' star Jill Zarin's husband Bobby dead at 71

Jill Zarin's husband, Bobby Zarin, died on Saturday after a long battle with cancer. He was 71.

The Zarin family confirmed the tragic news on The Real Housewives of New York City star's website, writing that he was surrounded by family on his last day.

"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," read the statement.

Jill's daughter, Ally Shapiro, took to Instagram to express her sadness and share that Bobby's service will be held on Monday in New York City.

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WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Bobby Zarin and Jill Zarin -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Allyson Shapiro, Bobby Zarin and Jill Zarin -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 03: Bobby Zarin, and Jill Zarin Shop.com & DNA Atelier Present The Best Of CJ Hendry at an Exclusive Art Exhibition During Art Basel 2016 on December 3, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 02: Bobby Zarin and Jill Zarin attend the Hublot after party on December 2, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Hublot of Americaa)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Jill Zarin and Bobby Zarin at the 2016 Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on November 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Bobby Zarin and Jill Zarin attend Zarin Fabric's 80th Anniversary at Zarin Fabrics on October 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Angel Ball Gala Chair Jill Zarin and Bobby Zarin attend the 2016 Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on November 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - JULY 23: Bobby Zarin and Jill Zarin attend Jill Zarin's 4th Annual Luxury Luncheon at Private Home on July 23, 2016 in East Hampton City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 28: Bobby Zarin and Jill Zarin attend the Million Dollar Matchmaker premiere at the Crosby Street Hotel on June 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for WE tv)
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JUNE 25: Bobby Zarin and Jill Zarin attend The White Party: Janna Bullock, Eugenia Bullock and Frederick Anderson Celebrate a Month of Cancer Birthdays at Private Residence on June 25, 2016 in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Bobby Zarin and Jill Zarin seen on April 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Adrian Edwards/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 21: Bobby Zarin attends as Kelly Killoren Bensimon & Jill Zarin Host Holiday Bazaar at Private Residence on December 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 17: Jill Zarin and Bobby Zarin attend the 2015 Zarin Fabrics' holiday party at Zarin Fabrics on December 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Bobby Zarin (L) and Jill Zarin attend the 2015 Angel Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on October 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Bobby Zarin (L) and Jill Zarin attend OK! Magazine's Spring 2016 NYFW Party at HAUS Nightclub on September 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 18: (L-R) Entrepreneur Bobby Zarin and TV personality Jill Zarin host their 2015 Luxury Luncheon on July 18, 2015, in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 11: Bobby Zarin and Jill Zarin attend the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation 11th Annual A Hamptons Happening on July 11, 2015 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Samuel Waxman Center)
SOUTHAMPTON, NY - JULY 11: Kelly Bensimon, Bobby Zarin and Jill Zarin attend the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation 11th Annual A Hamptons Happening on July 11, 2015 in Southampton, New York. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Samuel Waxman Center)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 21: Bobby Zarin and Jill Zarin arrive to the Fran Drescher And Friends 2015 NYC Gay Pride Kick Off And Father's Day Celebration at Pier 40 on June 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Anna Webber/WireImage)
BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Jill Zarin and Bobby Zarin attends the 8th Annual Eric Trump Golf Tournament at Trump National Golf Club Westchester on September 15, 2014 in Briarcliff Manor, New York. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 19: Television personalities Bobby Zarin (L) and his wife Jill Zarin ride the world's tallest observation wheel, The High Roller at The LINQ on July 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
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"We ❤️ Bobby... thank you for giving me such a wonderful family and being the most incredible step-Dad anyone could ever ask for. I don’t remember a time without you, and you will not be forgotten," she wrote alongside a slideshow of their family. "Every shot of patron, every time we listen to Hotel California, every vroom of a Ferrari you will be right there with us. You fought with dignity and courage, surrounded by all of us with love and respect till the very end. You can rest In peace now, we love you so much."

Bobby, founder of Zarin Fabrics and a real estate developer, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009. He underwent radioactive iodine treatment and had his thyroid removed, but in 2013 it was revealed that his cancer had spread to his lungs. In 2016, Jill then announced that her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent Gamma Knife Radiosurgery.

In August of 2017, Jill celebrated Bobby's "miraculous" recovery following his hospitalization amid his battle against cancer.

Last week, Jill shared a sweet collage of her and her husband celebrating their wedding anniversary.

"Happy 18th! Anniversary to the love of my life Bobby Zarin. Bobby is the most perfect man I know. He never loses anything, never forgets anything and when I think he is wrong... he is always right! I will post some photos over the last 20 years... truly a Love Story. Enjoy!" she captioned a pic of the two of them.

Our thoughts and prayers are will Jill and her family.

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