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Mark Wright reveals his uncle Edward has died after an eight-week battle with Covid

Mark Wright's uncle Edward has died following an eight-week battle with Covid.

The presenter admitted he was 'broken to pieces' in a moving tribute after his cousin Elliott announced his father's passing on Thursday.

Mark wrote: 'You'd have to be God to find a better man than my uncle. Put simply, you won't. I love you uncle Eddie, I'm never going to forget you. Broken to pieces.'

Tragic: Mark Wright's uncle Edward has died following an eight-week battle with Covid. His passing was announced by his cousin Elliott (pictured) in a moving tribute on Thursday

In a lengthy post, Elliott revealed his father passed away 'peacefully' on Tuesday after battle Covid for two months.

He wrote: 'It is with heart wrenching regret, that I have to post this post, my father Edward George Wright passed away peacefully with his family by his side on the 02.03.2021 after bravely fighting Covid for 8 weeks.

'For those who knew my father, you know what a great man he was, always smiling, always humble, always happy, despite the fact in his later years he bravely fought prostrate cancer, he never moaned and done his best to put a brave smile on.

'His love for his family is what he will be remembered for to all of us, the ultimate family man, wanting to spend every woken minute with his 10 grandkids and children was his only daily thought pattern and request, was that to be with them, the ultimate family man.

Tragedy: The presenter (pictured in 2019) said he was 'broken to pieces' after paying tribute to his late uncle on Thursday

Devastating: In a lengthy post, Elliott revealed his father passed away 'peacefully' on Tuesday after battling Covid for two months

Emotional: Elliott shared a gallery of snaps of his 'always smiling and always humble' after announcing his death in the moving social media post

'For those who don’t know me well, the impact this has had on me, what can I say, I’m simply devastated!

'To Dad, what can I say that you don’t already know in heaven, you are and will always be my rock, my best friend, the man who taught me to always be a gentleman, to put family first! 

'Everything I know and have whether it be in business or personal is down to you an your guidance, my whole life, from a young age, I watched in ore of you, a mountain amounts men.. doing deals, the king negotiator, with you by my side I could take on the world and still will do, as I know your love, affection and soul will always be by my side. 

'The legacy and mark you leave is colossal, put simply if I could be half the man you were, when my time finally comes.. i would go a very happy soul. I love you dad, the hole you leave is monumental but the memories I will cherish for ever. 

'I know you will be watching over me an the kids, I hope I continue to make you proud, Rest in peace dad. See you at the gates when the time comes. I Love you, with all my Heart.'

His sister Natalya added: 'The strongest, most bravest man we knew. He will be missed so much. Our special Uncle Edward.' 

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