TOWIE's Nanny Pat Dies Aged 80 After Suffering From Short Illness
She was a much loved member of the show.
The Only Way Is Essex star Nanny Pat has passed away just weeks after celebrating her 80th birthday.
"Sadly our amazing, courageous and beautiful Nanny Pat passed away this morning after a short illness," the Wright and Brooker family said in a statement relesaed to MailOnline.
"We are overwhelmed by sadness, and the whole family ask for privacy at this horrible time.'"
The grandmother of Mark Wright was famous for her words of wisdom on the reality show, as well as her signature sausage plaits of course.
With the show's christmas special, The Only Way Is Essexmas, set to air tonight, it's unsure yet as to whether she appears in any scenes in light of the sad news.