Gogglebox’s Malone family share heartbreaking news

The Gogglebox favourites have made a devastating announcement

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by Daisy Hall |

When you think of the Malone family on Gogglebox, surely you can't help but think of their legendary Rottweilers who often steal the show when attempting to sit on dad Dave or mum Julie's lap while they're watching the box.

Unfortunately, Tom Malone Jr revealed today that Lucy, one of the family's dogs had passed away and that the family were heartbroken.

Sharing a sweet tribute to Lucy on Instagram, Tom said, "Rest easy Lucy, you were a good girl 💔 🙏🏻🐾" alongside an adorable picture of the pup.

Fans were quick to share their well wishes saying, "Sending you love Tom x" and "Sorry for your loss 😔😔🐾🐾💔"

Gogglebox has seen its fair share of losses over the passed few years. Last year fans waved a sad goodbye to four of the show's much loved stars who passed away.

Pete McGarry, 71

Pete McGarry
Linda and Pete McGarry ©All 4

In June, Pete McGarry's wife Linda announced that Pete had passed away from bowel cancer just days after he was told he had six months to live.

Pete and Linda joined Gogglebox in 2013 and had been regulars on the show ever since with their son George Gilbey.

Linda paid tribute to her husband of 25 years saying, "Pete was a lovely man and I was so lucky to have him for 25 years.

“I said to him, ‘We’ve not only been 25 years, it’s been day and night with each other.' He was my life.

“I have a message from a young lad I know who said, ‘Ordinary people won’t be remembered, but we’ll remember Pete forever - like the pyramids.' I thought that was beautiful."

Mary Cook, 92

Mary Cook
Mary (left) with her friend Marina ©All 4

Mary, who appeared on the show with her best friend and fellow resident at a retirement home in Bristol, Marina Wingrove, passed away in hospital in August.

A statement from Channel 4 said, "We are extremely saddened to share that Gogglebox star Mary Cook passed away in hospital this weekend at the age of 92 with her family by her side.

"Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend to many, Mary, who worked in the hospitality trade, had been married and widowed twice.

"Bristolians Mary and Marina met at St Monica Trust retirement village over ten years ago and had been friends ever since. They joined Gogglebox in 2016 at the start of series eight and became instant fan favourites due to their brilliantly witty and often cheeky comments. Mary will be sorely missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew.

"Our love and thoughts are with Mary’s family, friends and Marina. The family have asked for privacy at this sad time."

Andy Michael, 61

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The Michaels family ©Al 4

Just days after Mary's death, Channel 4 shared the sad news that Andy Michael had died.

They said, "We are deeply saddened to share the passing of Gogglebox star Andy Michael at the age of 61 following a short illness. Andy passed away last weekend with his family by his side.

"Retired hotelier Andy, who brought much wit and insight to Gogglebox, was one of the show’s original cast members, appearing in the very first episode in 2013.

"Beloved father to Katy, Alex, Pascal and Louis, and cherished husband of Carolyne, Andy was a much-loved and respected member of the Gogglebox family, and he will be very sadly missed.

"Our love and thoughts are with Carolyne and the entire family. The family have asked for privacy at this very sad time."

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Leon and June Bernicoff, 83

Leon and June Bernicoff
leon and June Bernicoff ©All4

June passed away in May 2020 after being absent from the show since her husband Leon's death in 2017.

Her co-star Scarlett Moffatt was one of the first to pay tribute to June, sharing a picture of her and Leon with the caption, “You will be missed by all. Reunited with your true love. Sending love to your family and all that knew you and loved you.”

Baasit Siddiqui tweeted, “Rest in peace, June. It was an honour to be on Gogglebox with June and Leon for all those years. June always took the time to message kind words to me and the boys which shows how lovely a person she was. All my love, thoughts and prayers to the entire family.”

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