Jess Wright has opened up about her family's heartbreak after news that her uncle Edward had died from Covid-19.

The 35-year-old TOWIE star revealed on social media that the Wright family had been left 'broken' by the devastating news.

Edward, who was dad to Elliott Wright, passed away eight weeks after contracting coronavirus and has left a huge hole in the family's hearts.

Several of the Wright family have taken to social media to express their sorrow at the tragic news.

"Broken," Jess began in her social media tribute.

"It still doesn’t seem real that you’re gone. You leave the biggest hole in our family’s heart because you were everything that represented the Wright’s & you did everything you could to keep us together as much as possible as it meant so much to you.

Jess Wright says death of her uncle 'leaving the biggest hole in the family'
Jess Wright shared several throwback snaps alongside Eddie

Jess continued: "Not just my uncle, but like a second dad to me in so many ways.

"The best grandad, dad, husband, son & uncle there ever could be. Your smile lights up every room & you are the glue that held us all together.

She added: "I will look after nanny & grandad just like you did so well, I promise. And your children who I love like my own brothers and sister.

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"I miss you so much already Ed, see you again some day. Love you uncle Eddie," Jess concluded in her touching message.

Alongside the post, Jess shared a collection of fond memories alongside her uncle Eddie.

A number of Jess' followers also shared their condolences with the family following the sad news.

Jess Wright says death of her uncle 'leaving the biggest hole in the family'
Jess has revealed that her family were 'broken' by the news

Jess' brother Mark Wright as well as their cousin Elliott also penned tributes to Edward on social media, as the showbiz world reeled from the tragic news.

Just a few months earlier, Jess had opened up about her family's heartbreaking battle with Covid-19.

Mark and Jess' parents had also tested positive for coronavirus over Christmas, but luckily made a full recover.

Mark Wright 'broken to pieces' as his uncle and Elliott Wright's dad dies after Covid battle
Jess and Mark Wright's uncle has died after battling Covid

She also told MailOnline that her uncle had been sick in hospital but the family were trying to remain positive.

"This was all at the same time over Christmas so every day felt like a ticking time bomb and I didn't know who to worry about next," she said.

"My uncle is still poorly but please God we are praying every day that he is in recovery and is going to get better. It's been a whirlwind and made this virus feel even more real than what it was before.

"It is soul-destroying to think that so many have had to live through that heartache."

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