Former TOWIE star Mark Wright's cousin Elliott Wright has revealed that his father and "idol" Edward has sadly died away after losing his battle with the deadly Covid-19.
Sharing a series of pictures, he took to his official Instagram feed to pay tribute to his dad in an emotional and tear jerking post.
He wrote: "It is with heart wrenching regret, that I have to post this post, my father Edward George Wright passed away peacefully with his family by his side on the 02.03.2021 after bravely fighting Covid for 8 weeks…
"For those who knew my father, you know what a great man he was, always smiling, always humble, always happy, despite the fact in his later years he bravely fought prostrate cancer, he never moaned and done his best to put a brave smile on..
"His love for his family is what he will be remembered to all of us, the ultimate family man, wanting to spend every woken minute with his 10 grandkids and children was his only daily thought pattern and request, was to be with them, the ultimate family man"
The 39 year old went on: "For those who don't know me well, the impact this has had on me, what can I say, I'm simply devastated.
"To Dad, what can I say that you don't already know in heaven, you are and always will be my rock, my best friend, the man who taught me to always be a gentleman, to put family first!
"Everything I know and have whether it be in business or personal is down to you and your guidance, my whole life, from a young age, I watched in ore of you, a mountain amounts men.. doing deals, the negotiator, with you by my side I could take on the world and still will do, as I know your love, affection and soul will always be by my side.
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"The legacy and mark you leave is colossal, put simply if I could be half the man you were when my time finally comes.. I would go a very happy soul."
Finishing his post, Elliott penned: "I love you dad, the hole you leave is monumental but the memories I will cherish forever.
"I know you will be watching over me and the kids, I hope I will continue to make you proud, Rest in peace dad. See you at the gates when the time comes. I Love you, with all my Heart."
Famous family members and friends alike flooded the tearful post with fond memories and kind words.
A devastated Mark Wright added: "You'd have to be god to find a better man then my uncle. Put simply you won't. I love you uncle Eddie, I'm never going to forget you. Broken to pieces.
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Mark's wife and former Coronation Street star Michelle also wrote: "Such a special man."
While mum Carol said: "Saddest news ever, broken to say the least. A champion and a hero has left us. xxx."
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