Elliott Wright has revealed his dad Edward has tragically passed away after losing his battle to coronavirus.
The reality star took to his Instagram to share a series of pictures of his dad and paid tribute to his idol.
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..
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“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.
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]
“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.”
Elliott concluded his emotional tribute by writing: “I love you dad, the hole you leave is monumental but the memories I will cherish forever.
“I know you will be watching over me and the kids, I hope I will 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.”
Mark Wright, who has been helping best pal James Argent, revealed his uncle’s battle with coronavirus on Good Morning Britain in January.
He said: “My dad’s brother, uncle Eddie, Elliott’s dad, he’s not in a good place, he’s in a critical condition as we speak and just praying every night we’re gonna have a miracle and he’s gonna get better.
“We’re getting good news from the hospital each day that he’s improving, he’s not getting worse,” Mark told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid at the time.