Gogglebox star Mary Cook has died at the age of 92. The fan-favorite appeared on the hit Channel 4 show alongside her best pal Marina Wingrove.
The two Bristolian pensioners became an instant hit when they joined the show in 2016, with Mary becoming especially admired for her cheekiness.
The sad news of her passing came in a statement on behalf of her family, released by Channel 4 and Studio Lambert.
The statement read, "We are extremely saddened to share that Gogglebox star Mary Cook passed away in hospital this weekend at the age of 92 with her family by her side."
We are extremely saddened to share that Gogglebox star Mary Cook passed away in hospital this weekend at the age of 92 with her family by her side. She will be dearly missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew. pic.twitter.com/xvrlC0gmVEAugust 23, 2021
"Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend to many, Mary, who worked in the hospitality trade, had been twice married and widowed twice."
Mary is survived by her co-star Marina. The statement continued, "Bristolians Mary & Marina met at St Monica Trust retirement village over ten years ago and have been together ever since. They joined Gogglebox in 2016 at the start of series eight and became instant fan favorites due to their brilliantly witty and often cheeky comments."
The statement finished, "Mary will be sorely missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew."
Fans, understandably, shared their own sadness on hearing of the loss. One user tweeted, "Both of them always made me smile when they came on, their chemistry was amazing n they were always so full of joy" They added, "I hope Marina is coping okay, you could tell they were as thick as thieves."
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