Goggle box star Mary Cook has died at the age of 92.
The TV personality was best known for his comedy One-Liners, as he appeared on the show with best friend Marina Wingrove, 90.
Channel 4 announced the news on Monday: ‘We are very sad to share that Goggle Box star Mary Cook died at the hospital with her family at the age of 92 this weekend.
She will be greatly missed by the entire Gogolbox family, cast and crew.
Tragic News: Gogglebox star Mary Cook has died at the age of 92
Mary was a ‘loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and dear friend to many,’ she said.
Marie was twice married and widowed while working in the hospitality business and met Marina at the St. Monica Trust retirement village ten years ago.
The pair joined Gogglebox at the start of series eight in 2016 and have become an instant fan favorite due to their ‘brilliantly witty and often cheeky comments’.
In an interview with the St. Monica Trust, Marie and Marina previously revealed that the producers had spotted them when they went out shopping.
Dynamic Duo: The TV personality is known for his clever one-liners, as he appeared on the show with best friend Marina Wingrove, 90
Marina said: ‘I went across to catch a bus to Asda and this little girl came up to me and said, “Do you ever see a goggle box?”
“I said, ‘I did,’ and she said, ‘Do you want to be on it?’ “I thought, ‘I’m like a game for a laugh.’
Then she asked, “Do you have a friend?” And just like that, Mary rolls the corner on her scooter. ‘
The pair did not appear in the latest season of the show during Lockdown.
Although Channel 4 has not officially commented on their absence, the pair are believed to be apart of their apartments in their retirement village.
Best Friends: Marie, who was working in the hospitality business, was twice married and widowed, and met Marina at the St. Monica Trust retirement village ten years ago
Marie’s death is the second Gogglebox star to have died in the last two months.
In June, the cause of Pete McGarry’s death was revealed because his wife Linda confirmed she died after battling bowel cancer over the weekend.
His beloved wife, Linda, 71, had been diagnosed with the disease early in the year but recently had surgery to remove the tumor, but he is said to have only six months to live.
Tragically, he died shortly after the forecast, Linda, 71, told The Sun: ‘Pete was a lovely man and I was very lucky to have him for 25 years.
“I told him,” We haven’t been alone for 25 years, it’s day and night for each other. “He’s my life.”
In a statement issued on behalf of the family, it said: ‘We are sad to announce that Gogglebox star Pete McGeary passed away at the age of 71 this weekend.
Pete will be greatly missed by the entire Goggle Box family, cast and crew. Our thoughts are with Linda, her children and grandchildren. ‘
Since 2000, Pete and Linda have raised 100 children and they are a loving father, husband and grandfather. The family has asked for privacy during this sad time. ‘
The sad news: Gogglebox star Pete McGeary died on June 6 from bowel cancer, and his wife, Linda, has said he has been alive for six months.
Pete and Linda’s son George finally shared a moment of family on May 6 on Instagram.
Following the news of Pete’s demise, many Gogglebox fans paid tribute on social media, including presenter Paddy McGuinness, writing: ‘Such a shame, one of Ozzy’s. RIP. ‘
Another fan posted: ‘RIP downtown. Sending all my love and hugs to Linda, George and all the family, but the third added: ‘RIP Pete and condolences to Linda and family.’
One tweeted: ‘One of my favorite blocks at Gogglebox. Calm and unscrupulous. The RIP downtown. A sad day. ‘
Touching: Pete and Linda’s son George last shared a snap of their family on Instagram on May 6
Rest in Peace: Following the news of Pete’s demise, many Gogglebox fans paid tribute on social media, including presenter Paddy McGuinness
In addition to appearing on Gogglebox, Pete and his wife were also raising several children, which they said was ‘a work to love’.
In 2016, Linda told the Daily Star: ‘It has greatly enhanced our lives. It is very rewarding. I loved doing it.
‘I always say that all you need to be a parent is a spare room, a sense of humor and a good heart.
Lovers: The McGarry family, Lynne, Pete and son George, joined the show in two series in 2013 before leaving in 2014. Linda and Pete returned later in 2016
‘I have raised them like mine. I get a lot of phone calls on Mothers Day. They won’t forget you. A lot of people still consider me and Pete as their parents. ‘
When her son George was only 15, she and Pete began to say: ‘He always classifies other boys as his brothers. He was never lacking. He was always sharing everything.
‘He has a good heart. He drives me crazy, but he’s a good boy. ‘
The first child Linda and Pete raised was called 11-year-old Chris, who went on to adopt.
Fun: The family was part of some of the funniest moments in the show’s early years
She explained that Chris now runs a car site, and that he is ‘very proud’ of going through hell with him.
Linda confirmed that she had no plans to stop nutrition, explaining: ‘We will not stop. It is a waste when we are in our house because we have room. It’s not hard work, it’s our way of life. We do it for as long as we can. ‘
She urged others to try to grow up before adoption directly: ‘For a lot of people, this is terrible – we are terrified. But I learned how to deal with them. ‘
The McGarry family, Linda, Pete and son George, joined the show in series two in 2013 and appeared in series three.
However, the family left the show in 2014 when George entered the Celebrity Big Brother home.
Linda and Pete reunited without George in 2016, and fell in love with regular lovers who have entertaining moments on the show.
Among them was a hilarious gaffe that saw George take off his shoes by throwing his foot in the air, only to land in the middle of the downtown ‘chippy tea’.
George also previously revealed that his merciful parents paid off the drug debt of one of their foster children.
Touching: Pete and his wife were previously talking about the children they raised, saying this was a job they ‘loved’
Speaking on A Bit of a Stretch Podcast, he asked his parents to help one of his fellow inmates when he was sentenced to drunken driving.
He explained: ‘So he took out a loan with someone who was on that wing and they hurt him so badly that his jaw was hanging from his face.
‘It’s more than £ 20 drugs-debt so now I have to get involved. I couldn’t leave it. I said ‘Listen, back mate, I’ll put it in your account tomorrow.’
I phoned Mum and said, ‘Can he put twenty quid into his account so he can pay this geezer?’
Gogglebox has a bunch of friends and families from across the UK responding to some of the TV headlines that week, and it’s been a Channel 4 match since it debuted in 2013.
Kindness: George previously revealed that his cousin’s parents have paid off the debt he incarcerated (image in 2014)