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Mark Wright has opened up on the effect coronavirus has had on his family.
The 34 year old lost his uncle Eddie to the virus this year and now the former TOWIE star has said “it’s not going to be the same again.”
Mark shared that six of his relatives got coronavirus within days of each other.
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“Covid tore my family apart and it’s not going to be the same again,” the star told The Sun.
He continued: “I could have lost them all. I’m struggling to cope with this.
“In December and January, I was at a point with a grandma, grandpa, mum, dad and uncle — when I could have lost them all.
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“I am sat here one uncle less. He’s the heart of our family. We’re all heartbroken beyond belief.”
Mark paid tribute to his uncle after his tragic passing, and said: “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."
His cousin Elliott Wright, who broke the news, paid a tribute to his dad too.
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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 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 to be with them, the ultimate family man," he shared.
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The 39 year old continued: "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 always will 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 and your guidance, my whole life, from a young age, I watched in ore of you, a mountain amounts men.. doing deals, the 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.” [sic]
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