Gogglebox star Mary Cook dies aged 92

Gogglebox star Mary Cook has died at the age of 92.

Channel 4 released a statement announcing she had died in hospital at the weekend, surrounded by her family.

Cook, from Bristol, was a regular on the TV series with best friend Marina Wingrove, first appearing in 2016.

The broadcaster said: ‘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.

‘She will be dearly missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew.’

A longer message 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.

‘Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and dear friend to many, Mary, who worked in the hospitality trade, had been married and widowed twice.

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. She will be dearly missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew. pic.twitter.com/xvrlC0gmVE

‘Bristolians Mary & Marina met at St Monica Trust retirement village over ten years ago and had been friends ever since.

‘They joined Gogglebox in 2016 at the start of series eight and became instant fan favourites due to their brilliantly witty and often cheeky comments.

‘Mary will be sorely missed by the entre Gogglebox family, cast and crew.’

Following a year off from filming due to the Covid-19 pandemic, viewers were overjoyed to see Cook and Marina back on screens for the series finale in May this year.

More to follow.

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