TOWIE star Nanny Pat has died.
The 80-year-old grandmother of Mark and Jessica Wright, who was a well-known character in the ITVBe series, passed away following a short illness.
The Wright family confirmed the news in a short statement released today.
Sadly our amazing, courageous and beautiful Nanny Pat passed away this morning after a short illness,” a spokesperson for the family said.
“We are overwhelmed by sadness, and the whole family ask for privacy at this horrible time.”
Yesterday Jessica Wright revealed the whole family had recently returned from a Christmas trip to New York.
Nanny Pat, whose real name is Pat Brooker, set the tone for the day when she arrived looking regal in a lavish horse drawn carriage – dressed as the Queen.
During the emotional episode she was given a framed photograph of her late-husband Charles Brooker, who she was married to for 52 years, by her granddaughter Jess.
In November of this year the cast of TOWIE got together to celebrate the TV star’s 80th birthday.