GOGGLEBOX fans are mourning the loss of one of their own, after Pete McGarry passed away.
The popular reality star, 71, leaves behind his grieving wife Linda.
Who is Pete McGarry's wife Linda?
Linda hails from Clacton, Essex.
Along with Pete and son George Gilbey, she joined Gogglebox in series two in 2013, and also appeared in series three.
The family left the show in 2014 so that George could enter the Celebrity Big Brother house.
Linda and Pete rejoined without their son in 2016, and have been regulars on the show ever since.
Over the years, along with her late husband Pete, she has fostered more than 100 children.
They opened their home to youngsters in need when son George was 15.
Speaking in 2016 Linda told the Daily Star: "I always say all you need to be a foster parent is a spare room, a sense of humour and a good heart.
"I’ve just brought them up as my own. On Mother’s Day I get so many phone calls. They don’t forget you. A lot still regard me and Pete as their parents."
How did her husband Pete die?
It was revealed on June 28, 2021 that Pete had sadly passed away after battling a short illness.
A statement issued on behalf of the family said: "We are deeply saddened to announce that Gogglebox star Pete McGarry passed away at the age of 71 this weekend with his family by his side after a short illness."
The statement continued: "Pete will be dearly missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew. Our thoughts are with Linda, their children and grandchildren.
"Since 2000, Pete and Linda have fostered over 100 children and he is a beloved father, husband and grandfather. The family have asked for privacy at this sad time."
The statement added that Pete's death was not related to Covid-19.
Who is her son George Gilby?
George is one of the original stars of Gogglebox, and is one of the best-loved and most recognisable from the Channel 4 show.
He was famous enough to appear on the 2014 series of Celebrity Big Brother, but by trade is an electrician.
In October 2019 he was jailed for 3 months after being caught drink driving at three times over the legal limit.
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