GOGGLEBOX fan favourite Pete McGarry has sadly passed away.
The 71-year-old had been on the show since 2013 and was popular with viewers.
Who was Pete McGarry?
Pete lived in Clacton, Essex with his wife Linda, and along with their son George Gilbey, 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.
Apart from Gogglebox fame, he also fostered over 100 kids with wife Linda.
What was Pete McGarry's cause of death?
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 Pete's 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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