Bobby Norris has revealed the heartbreaking news that his nan's partner has died from coronavirus.
The 33 year old took to Instagram to make the devastating announcement, paying tribute to Ron.
The Only Way Is Essex star Bobby shared a sweet image of his grandmother and Ron with his 812,000 followers as he shared the sad news.
He wrote: "It is with a heavy heart that I write this message.. heartbreakingly today my Nanny Norris lost her partner Ron to the Coronavirus disease.
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"He was such a lovely man and had the biggest and kindest heart and I can’' quite believe we have all lost him.
"It's so important that we all follow the government's guidelines and all stay at home during this pandemic..
"It's crucial that we all do our bit to help stop the spread of this evil virus. RIP Ron, see you on the other side mate.."
Many of Bobby's famous friends were quick to send well wishes, with his TOWIE co-star Olivia Attwood writing: "I'm so sorry bobby [sic]"
Vicky Pattison also sent her condolences, while Martine McCutcheon wrote: "So sorry for you and your family Bobby RIP Ron."
Jess Wright added: Bob I’m so so sorry love you x x x x," while James Jordan commented: "Sorry for your loss mate, big love."
Bobby is not the only member of The Only Way Is Essex's cast who has been affected by coronavirus, after Lauren Goodger revealed her close friend's pal had died from the disease aged 28.
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Lauren, 33, shared a post on Instagram which read: "Rest in Peace Spud. This virus is real, and it's spreading. PLEASE STAY AT HOME PEOPLE."
Alongside the image, the reality star wrote: "So sad. Friend of a friend died yesterday from Islington.
"He caught the virus from hospital and didn’t make it," she continued, urging fans to "keep safe and clean".
Lauren had previously taken to social media to praise the NHS after getting into an argument with an NHS worker over her decision to go to work amid the UK lockdown.
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Lauren had sparked outrage for hitting out at an NHS worker after she went to work wearing a makeshift face mask.
She was pictured sporting a black protective shield over her mouth while making her way to her salon in Essex last month.
However, one social media user, who works for the NHS, slammed her decision to leave her house as "selfish" following government advice to stay indoors amid the deadly outbreak of the virus.
Lauren then replied to the woman: "I am working please shut up… until the government and NHS says all salons closed until then I will be working!"
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