Kelly Osbourne missed out on a date with one of her Hollywood idols, Esther Williams, by days.

The two stars were planning to work together when Williams died, aged 91, last week (06Jun13) - and now the reality Tv star has opened up about her deep sadness.

Tweeting a picture of a signed photo the 1940s and 1950s big screen superstar sent Osbourne recently, the Papa Don't Preach singer wrote, "I was meant to work w/ #EstherWilliams before she past (sic) I almost cried when I found this waiting for me at work today."