Shock and sadness for fans as reality TV star dies

Gogglebox star Mary Cook has died at the age of 92.

The sad news was confirmed in a statement from Channel 4 and Studio Lambert on behalf of the Cook family.

Mary appeared on the show alongside her best friend, Marina Wingrove, after joining the popular programme in 2016.

The pair met while living at the St Monica Trust retirement village in Bristol more than 10 years ago, and appeared together on the show from one of their homes.

Channel 4 tweeted the statement to its official Gogglebox account on Monday morning.

“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,” the statement began.

“Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend to many, Mary, who worked in the hospitality trade, had been twice married and widowed twice.”

It 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.

“Mary will be sorely missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew.”

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