Gogglebox star Mary Cook dies at 92, mourning fans say 'RIP dear one'

Fans from across the world shared their thoughts and prayers


                            Gogglebox star Mary Cook dies at 92, mourning fans say 'RIP dear one'
Ever since the news broke out, many fans of Cook have taken to social media to share their memories of watching her (Twitter/ @C4Gogglebox)

The ever-so witty and jolly Gogglebox star Mary Cook has passed away at the age of 92, it has been confirmed. Channel 4 and Studio Lambert - which makes the show - confirmed her death in a statement issued on Monday, August 23, issued on behalf of Cook's family. Ever since the news broke out, many fans of Cook have taken to social media to share their memories of watching her on television and just how much of a difference she has made to their viewing experience. 

Since joining the series in 2016, Cook featured on the Channel 4 programme alongside fellow Bristolian Marina Wingrove. The statement read, "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."

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"Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend to many, Mary, who worked in the hospitality trade, had been married and widowed twice." The statement added that Cook and Wingrove "became instant fan favourites due to their brilliantly witty and often cheeky moments", and said, "Mary will be sorely missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew." The statement continued, "Our love and thoughts are with Mary's family, friends, and Marina. The family have asked for privacy at this sad time."

Many social media users have taken to social media to share their thoughts. "Both of them always made me smile when they came on, their chemistry was amazing n they were always so full of joy I hope Marina is coping okay, you could tell they were as thick as thieves," one user wrote. Another added, "I absolutely loved Mary & Marina they were up there amongst my favourites. She will be so very missed - thoughts and condolences go out to her family and those that knew her x"



 



 

Fans from across the world shared their thoughts and prayers. "Here I am waaaay down in Australia, and I sigh a sad sigh -- loved 'Mary' in her gogglebox world - so delightful, cheeky, smart, sassy. RIP dear one xoxoxo," one wrote. 



 

Another fan of hers added, "She was living proof of age is just a number and that you never grow old unless you choose to, so blessed to of been able to see her on our screens providing such joy and laughter. Thoughts are with her family and friends "



 

During the pandemic, Cook and Wingrove were absent from Gogglebox, but returned in May's series finale. According to the St Monica Trust retirement home, where both Cook and Wingrove lived, they were discovered by a researcher for the show during a trip to Asda.

According to the trust's website, Cook said, "I was going shopping, so I asked them if they could wait until we got back. They came up to Marina's flat, held cards up of different famous people and we had to talk about them."

Wingrove added, "I went across to catch the bus down to Asda and this young girl comes up to me and says 'Do you ever watch Gogglebox?' I said, 'Well I have done' and she said 'Do you want to be on it?'"

"I thought, 'I'm game for a laugh, like' then she said 'Have you got a friend?' And like that, Mary came round the corner on her scooter."

Speaking about how much they've enjoyed being on the show together, Cook said, "We're just talking to each other and having a laugh, aren't we? We do say some cheeky things, but they don't always put them on the show." Wingrove also said it had really changed their lives, saying, "It's lots of peoples' favourite programme and they're really pleased for us being on the show. It's brightened up two old dears' lives, hasn't it?"

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