THE husband of tragic Donna Oettinger and father of their son Zaki has spoken out about his loss - saying: "I am never going to sleep. I am never going to eat. He was part of me. He was my world."
Mohamed Nasr said Mrs Oettinger and three-year-old son Zaki, who both died after being hit by a train in Riddlesdown on Friday morning, were soon due to join him for a life in Egypt.
The 41-year-old met Mohamed, 27, while on holiday in Sharm el Sheik.
She moved home after becoming pregnant, but with Mohamed's national service completed a fortnight ago, Donna and Zaki were set to join him in Egypt.
Mohamed told a national newspaper how they planned to live in a flat with a view of the pyramids but said "everything is black" after his son's death.
He said: "Even if Donna was sick it wasn't my son's fault.
"She loved me and she loved Zaki so much. She was a very good mother.
"Donna was so soft, so nice, so lovely."
Mrs Oettinger had written on her Facebook page of her battles with anxiety, but also told of her love for her son.
In one post, she wrote: "Thank God I have my son Zaki. I owe him a lot when I get better. Love you son with all my heart xxx"