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Jessica Wright reveals her heartache after her ‘second dad’ dies from coronavirus

JESS Wright has paid tribute to her 'second dad' who died from coronavirus after "Covid ripped through her family".

Towie star Jess opened up saying she was "broken" after her uncle Eddie died from the deadly virus.

Alongside a series of photos of her with her family and Eddie, Jess revealed it did not feel 'real that he was gone'.

The photos from happier family times showed a happy Eddie taking a selfie in a cute Christmas jumper and enjoying a meal.

"Broken," Jess - who is the sister of Heart radio presenter Mark Wright - wrote alongside a broken heart emoji.

"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.

"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."

Jess continued: "Your smile lights up every room & you are the glue that held us all together. 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. I miss you so much already Ed, see you again some day. Love you uncle Eddie."

Eddie's shocking death comes after her own parents battled Covid earlier this year.

Jess and Mark's mum Carol revealed on New Year's Eve the couple had been struck down with Covid and said she was suffering "the worst coughing fits ever".

Her Towie star daughter Jess has now reached out to others struggling with a the virus and shared a message of hope on Instagram.

She said: "I don’t even know where to begin with 2020. It started off with an engagement 💍 & ended with Christmas & New Years away from my loved ones because they’re either in hospital or at home with an awful virus.

"Our mental health has been tested, we’ve lost lives, & our anxiety has been pretty much pushed to the limit.

"My emotions are all over the place but I’m just praying my loved ones get through this 2nd strain & we all have a prosperous & better 2021. Not to mention a wedding.... what a shit show. Happy new year everyone."

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