Gogglebox star Mary Cook sang at her own memorial service, her beloved granddaughter revealed.
The reality star, who appeared on the Channel 4 show with best friend Marina Wingrove, died in hospital in late August.
Just a few weeks after her sad death, Mary’s granddaughter opened up about the star’s emotional funeral.
Gogglebox star Mary Cook is buried
Mary’s funeral took place today (October 1st) at the South Bristol Crematorium.
Her daughters Lynn and Gillian and her great-granddaughter Eva attended the service.
Meanwhile, granddaughter Nikki Ind gave a personal eulogy.
My nan loved life and was certainly not ready to leave
Nikki said, “My Nan loved life and was certainly not ready to leave. This radiated from her. She was a great singer, great actress, and as the viewers saw, she definitely enjoyed entertaining the nation over the last five years of fame that she had on Gogglebox.
“It was a very nice service with so many friends and family – Nan would have enjoyed every minute of it.”
She added, “My Nan was an amazing and inspiring woman who wanted to live forever and of course she will as she will live on through us and in our hearts.
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“We should all be more like them – full of life, full of fun and full of love.”
Additionally, Nikki revealed that Mary also sang Frank Sinatra’s My Way.
Speak with OK!she explained, “On her 80th birthday, my mom and I paid to have her go to a recording studio and she recorded these three songs. Since then we’ve always said, ‘We’re going to play that at your funeral, Nan’.
Channel 4 confirms Mary’s death
“She’s been singing all her life, she could cry in no time, but she was also known for being fun.”
Channel 4 previously confirmed the news on behalf of Mary’s family.
On Twitter, they said: “We are very sad to announce that Gogglebox star Mary Cook died in hospital this weekend at the age of 92 with her family by her side.
We’re very sad to announce that Gogglebox star Mary Cook died in hospital this weekend at the age of 92 with her family by her side. She will be very missed by the entire Gogglebox family, cast and crew. pic.twitter.com/xvrlC0gmVE
– C4 Gogglebox (@ C4Gogglebox) 23 August 2021
“Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and dear friend of many, Mary, who worked in the hospitality industry, was married and widowed twice.”
The statement went on to say, “Mary is sorely missed by the entire gogglebox family, cast and crew. Our love and thoughts are with Mary’s family, friends, and Marina.
“The family asked for privacy during this sad time.”
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Meanwhile, Gogglebox stars paid a touching tribute to Mary at the National Television Awards.
In her acceptance speech, Julie Malone said: “We would like to dedicate this award to all the people we have lost in the last 18 months, two years. Andy, Pete, Mary and the very dearest grandma June. “
The show also mentioned the late cast members on a recent episode.
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