First public appearance for Sir Tom Jones since wife's death

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Sir Tom Jones has been speaking in public for the first time since his wife Linda's death just two months ago.

The Pontypridd-born singer has been speaking at the 2016 Hay Festival about his life and career.

Including discussing his autobiography with GQ editor Dylan Jones.

Credit: Chris Athanasiou

Lady Melinda Rose Woodward passed away on the 10th April after a "short but fierce" battle with cancer.

The couple had been together for 59 years after getting married when they were both just 16-years-old.

Sir Tom cancelled his Asian tour when Linda fell seriously ill, but he is due to perform at Hampton Court Palace on June 8th 2016 for his UK tour.

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