Entertainment

Mark Wright reflects on an 'extremely hard' year following the passing of his uncle Eddie from Covid


Mark Wright admitted it has been an ‘extremely hard’ year following the death of his uncle Edward Wright due to Covid, after previously detailing how the virus ‘tore apart’ his family. 

During an appearance on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday, the former TOWIE star, 34, confirmed his family are suffering but are doing their best to move on after laying Eddie to rest on Thursday.

Eddie, whose son is Mark’s cousin Elliott Wright, tragically passed away aged 66 at the beginning of March following an eight-week battle with Covid. 

Emotional: Mark Wright admitted it has been an 'extremely hard' year following the death of his uncle Edward Wright due to Covid, after previously detailing how the virus 'tore apart' his family

Emotional: Mark Wright admitted it has been an ‘extremely hard’ year following the death of his uncle Edward Wright due to Covid, after previously detailing how the virus ‘tore apart’ his family

Speaking from his home in Essex, Mark said: ‘It’s been extremely hard. It’s been a year I will never, but I would like to, forget, because it’s hit my family pretty hard. 

‘But we live and we move on and we had an amazing send off for my uncle last week. 

‘Look for now, I just want to look forward and remember how special he was in my life and keep doing the things I do to make him proud, because he was so proud of everything I do. 

‘Out of everyone in my family, he was one of those people, he knew every time – I said this actually in an interview the other week – he knew every time I was on GMB.’   

Tragic: During an appearance on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday, the former TOWIE star, 34, confirmed his family are suffering but are doing their best to move on after laying Edward 'Eddie' (pictured centre) to rest on Thursday

Tragic: During an appearance on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday, the former TOWIE star, 34, confirmed his family are suffering but are doing their best to move on after laying Edward ‘Eddie’ (pictured centre) to rest on Thursday

READ  Katie Price’s son Harvey suffering from ‘unknown bug’ in intensive care: ‘Next 48 hours are critical’
Heartache: Eddie, whose son is Mark's cousin Elliott Wright (pictured together), tragically passed away aged 66 at the beginning of March following an eight-week battle with Covid

Heartache: Eddie, whose son is Mark’s cousin Elliott Wright (pictured together), tragically passed away aged 66 at the beginning of March following an eight-week battle with Covid

Mark’s uncle was laid to rest on Thursday, and the day after the funeral, Mark’s mother Carol paid tribute to her brother-in-law in a heartfelt message shared to Instagram. 

Sharing a snap of Eddie’s funeral programme, Carol declared that the family would ‘never forget’ the patriarch, adding that the family ‘miss him everyday’. 

She penned: ‘What can I say, we miss you every day, but I’m sure you was with us yesterday whilst we celebrated your life.

‘Your wife, daughter and sons made you proud. Your mother and father held it together the best they could. 

Honest: Speaking from his home in Essex, Mark said: 'It's been extremely hard. It's been a year I will never, but I would like to, forget, because it's hit my family pretty hard

Honest: Speaking from his home in Essex, Mark said: ‘It’s been extremely hard. It’s been a year I will never, but I would like to, forget, because it’s hit my family pretty hard

‘We will never forget you, and we know your always be around, especially at the party’s with your big smile. Love you RIP our eddy. X’ 

Her post garnered many sympathetic messages from followers, including Gemma Collins who wrote: ‘Eddie was a special man sending love.’ 

In a previous interview, Mark emotionally detailed how Covid ‘tore apart his family’ after six relatives all battled the deadly virus within days of each other.

Speaking in a candid interview and video earlier this month, the former TOWIE star said that his family will ‘never be the same again’ after losing his uncle Edward to coronavirus.

Sorely sissed: Mark's uncle was laid to rest on Thursday, and the day after the funeral, Mark's mother Carol paid tribute to her brother-in-law in a heartfelt message shared to Instagram

READ  Nicki Minaj announces retirement from music to 'have a family'

Sorely sissed: Mark’s uncle was laid to rest on Thursday, and the day after the funeral, Mark’s mother Carol paid tribute to her brother-in-law in a heartfelt message shared to Instagram

Moving word: Sharing a snap of Eddie's funeral programme, Carol declared that the family would 'never forget' the patriarch, adding that the family 'miss him everyday'

Moving word: Sharing a snap of Eddie’s funeral programme, Carol declared that the family would ‘never forget’ the patriarch, adding that the family ‘miss him everyday’

Speaking to The Sun, Mark wiped away tears as he said: ‘I am sat here one uncle less. He’s the heart of our family. We’re all heartbroken beyond belief. I’m trying to be there for many, many family members who are devastated.’ 

The radio presenter admitted that he was left ‘struggling to cope’ over the festive period after six family members battled coronavirus within days of each other. 

Mark revealed that as well as his uncle, both his parents – Mark. Snr, 64, and Carol, 60, another uncle Georgie, 62, his grandmother Irene, 85, and his grandfather all tested positive within days of each other despite ‘not mixing’ together.   

Reflecting on the difficult period, the TV star admitted that his ‘worry level was one million’, he emotionally added: ‘I could have lost them all.’   

Mark added that he has never been ‘that religious’ but prayed every day and night for his father who was admitted to hospital. His mother Carol and uncle Georgie were able to recover at home.    

Scary: Mark revealed that both his parents - Mark. Snr, 64, and Carol, 60, (pictured) another uncle Georgie, 62, his grandmother Irene, 85, and his grandfather all tested positive

Scary: Mark revealed that both his parents – Mark. Snr, 64, and Carol, 60, (pictured) another uncle Georgie, 62, his grandmother Irene, 85, and his grandfather all tested positive 

READ  Game of Thrones producers planned to 'brutally mutilate' Jon Snow in battle



READ SOURCE

Leave a Reply

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.